Equipment resource directory

Recreation, sport and event equipment for hire to community groups.

This list of resources, companies and entertainers is a great starting point for making your sport and recreational events a success.

These are a mix of vendors used in previous sport and recreational events and found online.

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Equipment Description Provider Free Contact Email
Accessibility Mobility scooters can be hired from the Botanic Gardens to be used only in the Botanic Gardens. Users must be 16 years and over. Free for use (but do require an item for security) please phone to make a booking. Available for three hours maximum. Christchurch City Council Yes 03 941 7590 christchurchbotanicgardens@ccc.govt.nz
Accessibility Enables members with physical impairments the opportunity to trial a variety of adaptive sports equipment.
Sports wheelchairs, handcycles, trikes, boccia ramps and balls.
Parafed membership costs $40 per year. If you are a Parafed member you can hire out the chairs at an individual cost of $5 a week.
Parafed Canterbury No 03 385 4449 or 027 702 1950 info@parafedcanterbury.co.nz
BBQ trailer BBQ & Kitchen Trailer.
Fundraising and community events: $75 per day plus $500 bond.
Businesses: $150 per day plus $500 bond.
Gas bottles to be returned full.
Halswell Scouts Yes Darryl
021 035 7494
halswell@group.scouts.nz
BBQ trailer BBQ Trailer with the option to hire both marquee and BBQ trailer:
Businesses: $200 per day plus $100 bond.
Fundraising event: $80 per day plus $100 bond.
Community: $55 per day plus $100 bond.
St Albans Residents Association No Sandra Wilson 021 317 584 communitycentre@stalbans.gen.nz
BBQ trailer Bouncy castle and BBQ trailer.
Free for community groups within Hornby area.
Mitre 10 Hornby Yes 03 349 8497 smiths@mitre10.co.nz
BBQ trailer Community trailer with BBQ and sport and recreation equipment. Waimakariri District Council No 0800 965 468 Community@wmk.govt.nz martin.pugh@wmk.govt.nz
Games and events Recycled materials for creative play and assorted games equipment, including earthball, parachute and cooperative games.
Paints, glitter and glue are also available for reasonable pricing.
Discounted rates for community groups and non-profit organisations.
Creative Junk No Christine Jackson 021 159 7299 info@creativejunk.org.nz
Games and events Large games
Snakes and Ladders
Tug-of-War
Connect Four
Christchurch Methodist Mission No 03 375 1470 gamesbookings@mmsi.org.nz
Games and events Large games and equipment to hire.
Chess (3m x 3m).
Large parachute.
Christchurch City Council No 03 941 6446 rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz
Games and events Micro squash court. A portable, scaled-down squash court, with smaller racquets and super bouncy balls. For use in a gym or hall. Available for community groups and non-profit organisations. Squash Canterbury Yes 027 533 7348 karen@squashcanterbury.co.nz
Games and events Assorted range of sporting equipment available.
Discounted rates for community groups and non-profit organisations.
Sport Canterbury No 03 373 5060 sport@sportcanterbury.org.nz
Games and events Top Team takes roughly 1.5 hours to deliver depending on participant numbers, and involves a mixture of water activities, mazes, sacks and ski races, just to name a few Primary Sport Canterbury No Dylan Smith 027 828 7708 dsmith@primarysportscanterbury.org.nz
Games and events Top Team equipment. A variety of equipment to cater to most needs and provide ideas and how-tos for activities.
Ideal for team building, team development and/or general fun days.
Woolston Development Project No 03 389 4448 w.dp@xtra.co.nz
Games and events Life jackets, spray decks, paddles, paddle jackets, raft. Various kayaks and canoes.
Discounted price for community groups and non-profit groups. Fees apply.
Paddlerzone No 03 341 3017 info@paddlerzone.co.nz
Games and events Indoor climbing wall, 10 ropes, 30 routes bouldering, top-roping and lead climbing. To use the wall you must have an approved wall manager. Minimum charge is $50. Scouting St Martins No Kate 021 1470 850 wall-hire@smartscouts.co.nz
Games and events 18 sit-on-top kayaks, life jackets and paddles. Available to community and non-profit groups only. Scouting St Martins No Hugh 021 1419 829 groupleader@smartscouts.co.nz
Gazebos Five Cancer Society gazebos:
Four are 3m x 3m.
One is 3m x 4.5m.
Each one comes with a sunscreen spike so do not hire out independently. Must email to book. Free for community groups, unless damaged.
Pick up location is Pioneer Stadium.
Christchurch City Council Yes Sport and Recreation Unit rsebookings@ccc.govt.nz
Gazebos Marquee 6ft x 4ft with the option to hire both marquee and BBQ trailer.
Businesses: $80 per day plus $100 bond.
Fundraising event: $60 per day plus $100 bond.
Community: $50 per day plus $100 bond.
St Albans Residents Association No 021 317 584 communitycentre@stalbans.gen.nz
Gazebos Booking taken from 1st October for the upcoming season.
$220
6m x 9m marquee
Rotary Club of Christchurch Avon-Otakaro No Mike Campbell 021 0500265 mikecampbell675@gmail.com
Sound system Fendalton sound system hire.
For use by not for profit community groups for events, promotions, workshops, and seminars.
Christchurch City Council Yes Lisa Gregory 03 941 6729 or 027 227 3064 lisa.gregory@ccc.govt.nz
Sound system Papanui sound system hire.
For use by not for profit community groups for events, promotions, workshops, and seminars.
Christchurch City Council Yes Helen Miles 03 941 5409 or 027 490 7618 helen.miles@ccc.govt.nz
Transport Community trailer stage.
4.8 meters x 4.8 meters with ramp.
$200 for community groups plus $200 bond.
Fusion Events No Jessica Hildage jessica@fusionevents.co.nz