Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre
The Trust Waikato Te Awamutu Events Centre is built on the site of the old Te Awamutu Sale Yards which were in existence from pre 1880's to 2001. As we can imagine, going to the sales was a premier treat for the farming families. It incorporated catching up with old friends, doing business and shopping for supplies. The Te Awamutu Events Centre Trust and Waipa District Council investigated, planned, worked and fundraised resulting in the erection of this $7.5 million facility that was officially opened by Dame Sylvia Cartwright in November 2001. Planning was a 10 year exercise searching suitable sites, looking at possibilities and ensuring the facility had minimum impact on the ratepayers. The centre is divided into three parts: 1) the ASB Bank Stadium which can cater to most indoor sporting codes, also concerts and exhibitions, 2) Livingstone Aquatics where you can sauna, spa or a hydro slide, swim in the lane pool with beach access, there is a learners/therapy pool and a toddlers pool. and 3) Full gym with the latest gym equipment.