Ōtāhuhu’s new $30.9 million multi‑use facility had its grand opening in August with Mayor Len Brown, the local board, councillors, members of parliament and a wonderful turnout from the local community.
The colossal centre is named Tōia, and includes a library, five swimming pools, a gym, two indoor basketball courts, outdoor play spaces and picnic facilities, an open grass area, café space, lounges, a playground, an outdoor plaza with basketball court, and a teaching garden.
“It’s not just a new building – it will become the heart of Ōtāhuhu,” says Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene. “Being a fast‑changing suburb, we’ve needed something to bring our newer and more established local communities together."
“This is a major investment for a community that really needs it. We really couldn’t have done it without the support of our councillors and especially the passion and advocacy of local communities. They’ve been patiently waiting and it was just priceless seeing the enthusiasm on opening day.”
Find out how you can become a Tōia member.