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New Plymouth Event Venues is home to three large venues in New Plymouth, Taranaki.

Taranaki is a fantastic place to work, live and play with a full calendar of events, dynamic surf, masses of parks and gardens, popular walkways, iconic Mount Taranaki and top quality restaurants and cafes. No wonder it’s been judged as the best place to live in New Zealand (North & South Magazine) and the best small city in the world (Liveable Communities Awards).

Taranaki is home to 107,500 people and is located on the west coast of the North Island, between the main cities of Auckland and Wellington. With strong rural farming, forestry, fishing and oil and gas industries, Taranaki has a very solid economy and the highest GDP per capita in New Zealand. Visitors can enjoy Taranaki’s temperate climate with around six flights into the region a day and the high sunshine hours and rich rainfall make it a lush and fertile place for outdoor activities.

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands, Yarrow Stadium and TSB Stadium roll out a wide range of events including concerts, sport events, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows, conventions, corporate functions, weddings and community events.

TSB Bowl of Brooklands

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands is a unique venue comprising of an impressive outdoor sound stage and a large grass amphitheater, set against the backdrop of New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park. With a capacity of 15,000, the Bowl is a spectacular venue for summer concerts and when night comes, visitors and performers are spellbound as the lighting on the stage and surrounding trees takes effect. The venue was judged New Zealand’s most atmospheric venue following a survey undertaken by Gemba Group in 2013 and can be hired out for weddings and conferences for up to 350 guests.

History

The TSB Bowl of Brooklands was built from swamp land in New Plymouth's Pukekura Park. The venue opened in 1956 with the first Festival of Pines, which later included the popular Miss Brooklands contest. In 1997 the Bowl of Brooklands Trust and the New Plymouth District Council began a major upgrade of the venue including realigning the existing seating areas, narrowing the lake to accommodate a larger stage with curved roofing, plus improving the backstage areas, dressing rooms and facilities.

Stakeholders

TSB Bank
TSB Bank is the naming rights sponsor for TSB Bowl of Brooklands, helping to keep the venue at an international concert standard that attracts thousands of visitors each year.

Yarrow Stadium

Named the third best rugby stadium on earth by New Zealand Rugby World magazine (May 2009), Yarrow Stadium (known as Stadium Taranaki for the Rugby World Cup 2011 and selected major events) is an international-standard sports stadium with a capacity of 24,300 and up to 800 for functions overlooking the main field and Mount Taranaki in the background. Yarrow Stadium also features sports fields and grandstand seating, all just minutes away from the CBD.

To see more of the venue check out Google See Inside 

History

The venue was first developed as a rugby ground in 1931, with the first stadium completed in 1947. A major redevelopment saw two new grandstands added and considerable modernisation in 2002; further enhancements to the venue were completed in 2010 increasing the capacity to around 24,000. The stadium is a personal legacy of the late Noel Yarrow, a pioneering Taranaki baker and businessman, and active philanthropist. Noel was a passionate rugby supporter and the major grandstand overlooking the field's western sideline is a tribute to his support.

Stakeholders

Noel Yarrow
The stadium is a personal legacy of the late Noel Yarrow, a pioneering Taranaki baker and businessman, and active philanthropist. Noel was a passionate rugby supporter and the major grandstand overlooking the field's western sideline is a tribute to his support.

Taranaki Rugby Football Union

Taranaki Rugby Football Union (TRFU) is the governing body of Rugby in our strong rugby province of Taranaki and a big contender in the annual ITM Cup series. TRFU is a tenant at Yarrow Stadium, for any rugby enquiries please contact TRFU directly.

Taranaki Regional Council
The Taranaki Regional Council covers maintenance and development costs and the New Plymouth District Council covers operational costs for Yarrow Stadium to make sure the stadium continues to contract large international and local sporting events.

TSB Bank
TSB Bank is the naming rights partner for the TSB Bank Stand at Yarrow Stadium which also houses the Legends Lounge corporate space and the Concourse.


Advertising Opportunities

Have your brand on show at one of New Zealand's most legendary sporting venues. With over 85,000 yearly visits to the Stadium and over 1 million television viewers, Yarrow Stadium will provide you with a captive audience for your branding and advertising messages.

Limited spaces available.For more information email npeventvenues@npdc.govt.nz


 

TSB Stadium

TSB Stadium is a multi-purpose events centre located next to Pukekura Raceway and Pukekura Park. With three courts and capacity up to 4,560 TSB Stadium can cater for a diverse range of events with the ability to convert to a commercial event within hours of sports use.

To see more of the venue check out Google See Inside 

History

TSB Stadium has an uninterrupted floor space of 2,200m² and features a Robbins Bio Channel sprung flooring tech-system. The TSB Stadium opened on 4 November 1992 as a multi-purpose community indoor venue, owned by New Plymouth District Council but operated by the TSB Stadium Trust Board. The local community raised money for the construction of the stadium through a 'Pool and Stadium Fund’. In total, $1.9 million was raised. In 2004 New Plymouth District Council took over operational management of the TSB Stadium in line with other New Plymouth venues.

Stakeholders

TSB Bank
 TSB Bank is the naming rights sponsor for TSB Stadium helping maintain the multi-purpose venue for hundreds of community sporting events and larger commercial events.


TSB Bowl of Brooklands
Brooklands Park Drive, Brooklands
Yarrow Stadium
Maratahu Street, Westown
TSB Stadium
1 Rogan St, Welbourn
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