An attachment to the current events centre and will meet growing demand for meetings and community celebrations
An artificial Grade 4 white water river for recreational rafters and kayakers attracting international televised events with a training base for our Olympic team.
The facility will also be used by Fire Service, Search and Rescue and Coastguard for frontline training.
It is a Grade 1 to 2 water course for school group use for an introduction to rafting and kayaking.
Many Not For Profit groups will also use it for youth mentoring programs teaching safety in moving water, installing confidence and allowing risk taking in a safe controlled environment.
An interactive exhibition of the human body developed by Te Papa and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan enjoyed over 26,000 visitors when hosted at TelstraClear Pacific in 2005. This will be a permanent exhibition. With the highest diabetes rates in the world, Body Odyssey will help educate our youth on the importance of making healthier choices.
Art Gallery and Cafe
It will provide an outlet for our talented New Zealand artists giving tourists and locals alike the chance to purchase Original Art Works
An interactive high tech visual display tells the Polynesian story of journey, following the DNA trail from Asia finally arriving on the shores of Aotearoa.
A descendant of Hape then guides people through the tunnel sharing his story of journey on the stingray named Kaiwhare to our harbour. The tunnel ends at a contemporary Fale where guests enjoy food of the journey along with cultural group performances drawing on the many talents from within our communities.
The Arrival will be used during the day by school students learning the stories and history of our people.
The gallery will house touring exhibitions with an artist in residence program for school groups from all over the Auckland region.
Kayak Centre Building
Will house changing rooms with storage space along with a retail outlet for souvenirs and outdoor equipment
Will become a Maori and Polynesian tourism destination
Will attract regular international events
Will be self funding once open
Will create 110 FTE jobs
Will host 45,000 school participants p.a.
Will contribute to youth development
Feasibility/business plans complete
All resource consents gained
$60 million total investment
GDP contribution of $7.4 million p.a.
Builds on success of Stage 1 (Events Centre)
Catalyst for commercial development in the surrounding areas including hotel(s)