The latest news on Te Kaha, Canterbury's Multi-Use Arena.

Monday 25 July 2022: Early works underway on Te Kaha site

The 6.8-hectare tract of central city land that will hold Canterbury’s 30,000-seat multi-use arena – Te Kaha – is alive with activity as on-site work begins in earnest.

Te Kaha Project Delivery Ltd Chief Executive David Kennedy says the current early works programme is being undertaken to ready the land for construction.

“We have contractors undertaking archaeological investigations, hydro-excavation – where high-pressure water is used to locate and identify underground services – and establishing erosion and sediment control ponds,” says Mr Kennedy.

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Thursday 14 July 2022: Council votes to increase the budget for the city’s arena

Christchurch City Council is increasing the budget for the city’s multi-use arena and committing to a design and construction contract that will see the building get underway by the year’s end.

“Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island and it should have a multi-use arena where top international acts can perform and the All Blacks, the Crusaders and other sporting greats can play," Mayor Lianne Dalziel says.

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