8 April 2021: Parakiore name gifting
Councillors voted to accept a special name gifted by local rūnanga Te Ngāi Tūāhuriri for the complex. The facility's new name, Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre, pays homage to the youngest son of Ngāi Tahu chief Tūrākautahi, Parakiore, who was renowned for his amazing running speed and athleticism. Read more on Newsline(external link).
7 September 2020: Performance Movement Centre opportunity opens
Now's the time to apply for the exciting opportunity to manage Performance Movement Centre studio spaces in the Metro Sports Facility. Applications close at noon Monday 2 November 2020. Register your interest on GETS(external link) using reference number TD22941818.
17 August 2020: Call for feedback on NZ’s first aquatic sensory experience
Metro Sports Facility will include a New Zealand-first aquatic sensory experience area specially designed for disabled people. The Council is inviting people to provide feedback on the high-tech multi-sensory environment that’s designed to benefit people of all ages and abilities, particularly those with disability. Read more on Newsline.(external link)
26 May 2020: Metro Sports Facility’s eco-friendly energy system a New Zealand first
Sewage will heat up Christchurch’s new Metro Sports Facility. In a first for New Zealand, the country’s largest aquatic and indoor recreation venue will utilise an unlikely heat source that runs under St Asaph Street towards the wastewater treatment plant. Read more on Newsline.(external link)