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Construction of Te Kaha, Ōtautahi’s new multi-use arena, is progressing visibly, and planning for the retail, and corporate food and beverage aspects is now underway.

Due to open in April 2026, Te Kaha is being operated by Venues Ōtautahi (VŌ). Chief Executive, Caroline Harvie-Teare says they’re committed to ensuring Te Kaha is a venue Cantabrians will feel truly proud of.

“Te Kaha, as the last of the 16 anchor projects designed to rejuvenate the central city following the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, is a genuine symbol of a final stage in our recovery as a community and a city,” she says.

The design includes 23 retail food and beverage outlets, encompassing 13 different types of retail offerings, with plans that more than 90% of all produce will be sourced locally.

The ground floor and level one concourses will have retail outlets positioned around the entire perimeter, each with an uninterrupted view of the field of play and unhindered access around the concourse.

Three feature bars within the main GA concourses will have views both on to the field of play and across the city from east and south.

The dual frontage design of the bars will maximise the serving area and ensure swift customer service.

Te Kaha will also contain a premium hospitality lounge, comprising 23 suites and 104 Open Corporate Reserves (OCRs), with carefully crafted menus.

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