North Harbour Hockey is one of three sports clubs (along with Rosedale Pony Club and North Harbour BMX) that will be relocated by the Northern Corridor Improvements (NCI) project team as part of a community mitigation programme. It will relocate from its current home at Rosedale Park to a new facility at Rosedale Park West. After extensive investigation and consultation with affected sports clubs, council and the local community, the proposal to relocate Harbour Hockey was approved in December 2017(external link).
The NZ Transport Agency has committed funding to the development of the new Hockey Centre as well as upgrades to Wainoni Park for equestrian facilities and new facilities for North Harbour BMX at Hooton Reserve.
New Harbour Hockey facility
The exciting development will include four hockey turfs meet FIH Global Elite / FIH National level standards, a two-storey pavilion, seating for at least 450 spectators, 370 carparks, and become the competition and training base for all North Harbour Hockey’s clubs, schools and regional programmes. Additionally it will become the training base for the Vantage Black Sticks and home of Hockey New Zealand’s high performance programme placing a local, regional and international spotlight firmly on North Harbour.
Watch a video showing an artist's impression of the proposed new Harbour Hockey facility at Rosedale Park.
Dawn blessing at the new National Hockey Centre
Mana whenua lead a dawn blessing for the new National Hockey Centre in Rosedale. The new facility will be completed at the end of 2019, as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project.
National hockey centre opening
New Zealand’s leading international hockey facility has officially opened giving the fast growing sport a major boost. The new facility in Rosedale has been built for North Harbour Hockey and was completed at the end of 2019, as part of the Northern Corridor Improvements project. The centre is the training base for the Vantage Black Sticks team on Auckland’s North Shore.