New Sports Centre on the cards for Turangi!


Good news for the residents of Turangi

A partnership between Ngati Turangitukua and Taupo District Council will see the construction of a new sports facility that will encompass a main hall, changing rooms and a kitchen at Turangitukua Park in Turangi.

The project has a budget of $1.7 million, with a further $300,000 being secured from a BayTrust grant that will bring the total budget to $2 million!

Chairman of Ngati Turangitukua Maori Committee Jeff Bennett said he was pleased iwi was able to partner with the council to make the project happen.

“Our Turangi community has been without a sports facility at Turangitukua Park for generations of children growing up in our town,” he said. “This meant our sports teams have been unable to host events and visiting teams in the manner that they would like to. We therefore see the sports facility as essential for our community and I praise Mayor David and his team for turning our hopes into reality.”

The location of the NEW sports facility will be easily accessible, ideally located near the two playing fields along with plenty of car parks. Construction of the new Sporting Facility is set to take place in spring of this year – How Good!