The Government is investing in a network of world-class training and competition facilities to help ensure New Zealand athletes have the best possible environment in which to excel.
The Government’s investment includes facilities for testing, training, treatment and recovery areas for high performance athletes at the National Training Centre in Auckland. This is the base for High Performance Sport New Zealand staff in Auckland and includes a high performance strength and conditioning gym, recovery areas, a high performance sports science centre, as well as support service and administration areas.
The Government has also invested in regional high performance centres in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. The new $3.5m purpose-built high performance centre in Christchurch, the Apollo Projects Centre, was officially opened on 30 March 2013. The Government provided a cornerstone investment to develop a national cycling centre of excellence in Cambridge, the Avantidrome, which is for all Olympic bike disciplines, and features a world-class covered velodrome.
The Government has also invested in the high performance centre for rowing at Lake Karapiro and is committed to investing in a national ocean water sports centre in Auckland.