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Saxton Stadium

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Fitness Class at Saxton Field - Not run by Sport Tasman

* Tai Chi  - every Thursday. Beginners class starts at 10am and Intermediate class starts at 11.00am in Netball Pavilion (Saxton Pavilion). More info and to register contact Anne-Marie Fowke-Stayner on 545 2960 or 027 271 3323. Flyer

* Sit & Be Fit - every Monday 10 - 11am at AMI Suburbs Clubrooms, Saxton Field. Cost $5.00 per session. Contact Marnie Brown Ph 541 0015. Flyer Timetable

* Dru Yoga - every Monday 10.30am - 12.00pm at Saxton Oval Pavilion. Contact Bridget


Saxton Stadium is managed by Sport Tasman on behalf of the Nelson City Council. This is a very prestigious facility that Nelsonians will be proud of for many generations to come.

Saxton Stadium is located within the 65 hectare Saxton Field sports park development and is the main sporting facility for Nelson & Tasman. This development serves both local authority areas and is a working example of co-operation and collaboration between neighbouring Councils and sporting codes.

The stadium covers an area of 7,000m2 and incorporates the following facilities; five international sized netball courts, five basketball courts, 12 volleyball courts, a separate purpose built table tennis area and Sports House - the home of Sport Tasman and many regional sporting bodies.

Directions to the Saxton Stadium

Located off Main Road Stoke at 142 Saxton Road East

  • turn right into Saxton Field
  • drive round netball courts
  • turn left just past children's play ground

Stadium Pavilion

MEETING ROOMS AVAILABLE - download brochure

You're guaranteed fantastic sunny Nelson views overlooking Saxton Field. The pavilion has twin rooms for separate functions or can be opened up into one large function room. The upstairs aspect to this facility is a unique aspect that has a large 1st floor balcony for your guests to enjoy. Also known as the Netball Pavilion.

Directions to the Stadium Pavilion

Located off Main Road Stoke at 142 Saxton Road East

  • turn right into Saxton Field
  • drive around netball courts
  • turn left just past children's playground
  • 1st floor of building overlooking the netball courts.

Email Stadium to check availability stadium@sporttasman.org.nz

Saxton Oval


This great venue guarantees fantastic views of the Saxton Field Athletics Track and Cricket Oval in sunny Nelson. The Oval is home to Athletics Nelson, Nelson Cricket and Nelson Bays Football. The facility has an amazing Lounge Suite which is perfect for all types of functions, celebrations and parties. This facility is part of the fantastic Saxton Field Complex and all areas are wheel chair friendly and are designed for easy access.

Directions to the Saxton Oval

Located off Main Road Stoke, Nelson

  • turn into Saxton Field off main road stoke (opposite the freezing works)
  • drive right after you pass the cricket oval.

Email Stadium to check availability stadium@sporttasman.org.nz


Saxton Stadium is a Way2Go Hub.

Way2Go is our Nelson Tasman Active Communities project, with the aim being to increase the physical activity levels of the community - with a focus on those who are aware they should be active but currently are not. This collaborative project which includes the DHB, PHO, Sport NZ, TRST, TDC and NCC helps to provide physical activity opportunities for the community with the aim of increasing participation levels for those less active.

Saxton Stadium’s Club Recreation programmes include ease into activity sessions, sit'n'be fit classes, gentle exercise classes and circuit and the Saxton seniors programmes are just some of the initiatives being offered.

Sports House

Sports House is the administration hub of the local sport community and is positioned on the north side of Saxton Stadium.  Currently 12 sports codes are housed at Sports House along with Sport Tasman staff.

If you are interested in being located at Sports House with an office space or a desk, please contact Mike Moore on 0274 943 620 or DDI 03 546 3337.

These desks are available for Sport and Recreational/Voluntary organisations.

You are welcome to view our impressive Sports House facility.

Sports House also has a well equiped boardroom for hire. Download a booking form (note: staff will still need to check availability before confirming).


Motueka Recreation Centre


Refer to the Motueka Recreation Centre Facebook Page for up to date information on our programmes, fitness classes and events happening in our region.


The Motueka Recreation Centre is the centre of recreation happenings in Motueka. 

We are interested in talking with you about any new programme idea or initiative that you may have.

Opened by the then Minister of Sport, Hon Mike Moore in 1987 the Motueka Recreation Centre is "where it all happens".

Managed by Sport Tasman since 1999 on behalf of the Tasman District Council the Motueka Recreation Centre aims to provide something for everyone. The diverse facility contains a roller rink, fitness centre, sports stadium, indoor climbing wall, outdoor netball courts, cinema and two martial art dojo's that neighbours Goodman Park and the local BMX and Go kart tracks.

Come and experience the opportunities.


Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm

Friday - 9am - 8pm

Saturday -  9am - 4pm  

Sunday - CLOSED

Public  Holidays - CLOSED

Please note that sometimes our office maybe closed if we are busy out delivering. 


Showers available for tourists/ campers: (Warm only)

Monday - Thursday  - 9.30am - 8pm

Friday - 9.30am - 4pm 

Saturday 9.30am - 3pm

Closed Sundays

Cost is $4.00 per person. Please pay at the Centre reception area on arrival.

Showers also located at the Salt Water Baths on Wharf road FREE.


Directions to Motueka Recreation Centre

40 Old Wharf Road

Join us on Facebook to keep in touch with what's happening at the Motueka Recreation Centre.

Richmond Town Hall

The Richmond Town Hall is managed by Sport Tasman under contract for the Tasman District Council.

The busy hub is made up of the Richmond Town Hall, a meeting room and a number of offices which house several agencies and organisations.

Located at 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond, it is primarily a hire facility for community activities, meetings and events and provides an ideal community venue that is affordable, easily accessed and suitable for pre-schooler through to older adult activities.

Advance bookings are recommended as this busy Hub is heavily booked.

Community Recreation

For information regarding the sport and recreation programmes offered by the Centre, contact should be made with the Facility Manager - Mary Ann McNatty.

The Sport Tasman Richmond delivers a range of Club Recreation programmes at the Town Hall such as the Club 50, Easy Beat and Shape Up fitness classes. See the links on the right hand side for the Club 50 Programme list and the Club Recreation "Get Active" classes timetable.

Other users who hold regular classes at the Centre include:

  • Club Recreation Fitness & Social classes - Timetable
  • FUN Housie - designed for those with special requirements
  • Tumble Tots - Term Time only every Wednesday at 9.15am Flyer
  • Yoga & Pilate’s groups
  • Just Gymnastics Ltd
  • Karate Classes
  • Dog Almighty Classes
  • Richmond Pipe Band
  • Slimmer’s Club
  • Nelson Old Time Dancing
  • Richmond Social Dance Group
  • Nelson Social Dance Group
  • Monday night Dance Group
  • Raijin Taiko Drummers
  • Waimea Physiotherapy PILATES
  • Israeli Folk Dance and many more

Tenants at the Richmond Town Hall include:

View the Richmond Town Hall 'What's On' Timetable  for the full list of activities (updated February 2017).

Kaikoura Lions Pool

Kaikoura Lions Pool is closed due to earthquake damage.

The Kaikoura Lions Pool is managed by Sport Tasman on behalf of the Kaikoura District Council.

This facility located along The Esplanade (#191) of Kaikoura offers a six lane 33.3 metre pool as well as a separate Learners Pool. This outdoor heated pool is open from November through the summer months, weather permitting.

Although not located in the CBD it is easy walking distance from the center of the town and is located opposite many motel and accommodation units.

The Kaikoura Lion's Pool was opened in March 1970 by legendary New Zealand athlete Peter Snell.

The Kaikoura Lions Pool is the only pool available to the public and continues to prove popular during a hot summer.



Early morning lane swimming: Mondays 6.30am, Thursdays 6.30am and Saturdays 7.30am.

Mini-Triathlon: Wednesdays 5pm, distances for adults and kids - perfect training for the Weetbix Tryathlon!.

Motueka High School Pool

Motueka High School Pool is now closed for the 2017 Summer season

Sport Tasman advises that due to poor water visibility at the Motueka High School Pool the pool will not reopen for 2017 for Afternoon Public Swimming. It is important to highlight that this is a water visibility issue and not necessarily a water quality issue.

Sport Tasman’s Motueka Recreation Centre Manager, Jody Maru said our staff have to be able to see the bottom of the pool to provide safe supervision. We had days where 1 metre below the surface was not possible. The School has been working hard over summer to rectify the issue and are consulting with external experts, but to date cannot find the cause of the issue or a solution. As it has been a season of more days closed than open and we understand how frustrating this has been for the community, we have made the decision to call it closed for 2017.

Other users such as the Motueka Swimming Club and the early morning lane swimmers have continued to utilise the pool.





Public swimming at the Motueka High School Pool is managed by Sport Tasman on behalf of the Tasman District Council. Located on Whakarewa Street, Motueka.

The 33.3 metre outdoor pool is open daily throughout the summer school holidays between 1pm and 4pm for public swimming. At a cost of only $3 per person it is an ideal place to take a fun dip with the entire family. Under 8 years old must be actively supervised (within arm's reach).