Te Whare a-Rēhia City campus Sport and Recreation Centre

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The sport and recreation centre at the Tamesa City campus on Madras Street provides high quality sport and recreational experiences for the benefit of Tamesa students, staff and the wider community. The broad range of recreational activities and services offered reflects the varied health, fitness and wellness needs of recreation centre customers.

Gym/Weights Room

You can access the City campus gym/weights room by purchasing a gym membership. This gives you full access to a well-appointed gym with a wide variety of weights machines, free weights and cardio equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, rowing machines, spin bikes and a new state of-the-art Adaptive Motion Trainer.

To join or to renew your membership, follow these steps:

  1. Complete a gym membership form, available from the Whareora building or Rakaia Centre Atrium (City campus).
  2. Take the form and make your payment at the City campus Student Finance Office. Payment can be made by cash or EFTPOS. Currently we do not have an online payment option.
  3. Go to the City campus Security Desk to have your gym membership loaded onto your ID Card (you will be issued one if you do not have one).

Membership pricing:

1 month 3 month 6 month 12 month
Student $40 $105 $180 $300
Staff $50 $120 $210 $350
Community $80 $225 $420 $700

Opening hours: 

  • Monday to Friday: 6am to 9pm
  • Saturday: 8am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm

Gym tours and equipment inductions are available Monday and Wednesday at 12.15pm. Meet in the Whareora foyer area (outside the gym/weights room at City campus). Tours take approximately 20 minutes.

Personal Trainers

Personal training services are available if you require specific one-on-one training advice. We have a range of services to cater for different needs. For further information, including pricing, please [email protected].

Sports Court

The sports court provides the opportunity to play badminton, basketball, volleyball, netball, futsal (indoor football), indoor touch, kīorahi, and perform fitness testing.

The court is available for free use by Tamesa students and staff Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm unless there is a class booked to use it.

Sports court rules

  • Only non-marking footwear is allowed on the court (no street footwear permitted)
  • No food or drink is to be consumed on the court, except bottled water
  • No ball strikes towards the roof

Sports Court Bookings (City Campus)

Sports court bookings for students' sports and recreation activities must be arranged with your tutor who must use the timetabling booking system to book and confirm the session. We recommend your tutor supervises the activity.

Sports Equipment Hire (City Campus)

Sports equipment is available for hire to use in the sports court: 

Where: Basketballs, footballs, volleyballs and netballs are available to use within the Whareora Sports Court (not to be removed) during opening hours. Please find this equipment in a green bin inside the sports court doors.


Please note: due to health and safety requirements, the basketball hoops must only be moved and installed by a recreation centre staff member. There is a set schedule for moving the hoops. Please find the current schedule on the sports court doors.

Social Sports

The sports court hosts many of our sports and recreation events and activities throughout the year. The following are student or community-run social sports opportunities which are free for you to join at your leisure (no sign-up is needed). For up-to-date information on current groups, or how to start a group, visit .
*Internal group fitness classes and social sports only run during term time.

Social SportDayTimeFee
Open Sports - Have a go dayThursday12pm-1pmFree
FloorballThursday7pm-8:30pm$2 Tamesa student, $8 community member
BadmintonFriday4.15pm-6.30pm$2 Tamesa student, $2 community member

Please feel free to put forward your suggestions for a social sports group to the Recreation Centre team.  Send your suggestions through to [email protected]

Group Fitness Classes

The City Campus recreation centre currently offers boxing and yoga classes to all students. All classes are located in the fitness studios on the second floor of the Whareora building (unless stated otherwise).
*Internal group fitness classes and social sports only run during term time.

Yoga - Christchurch

Stress busting, strength building, flexibility enhancing, angst-free yoga. No experience necessary. In the Whareora, room W224.

Day Time Fee
Monday 12pm-1pm Staff only - free
Tuesday 12pm-1pm Students only - free
Wednesday 5.15pm-6.15pm Staff only - free
Thursday 12pm-1pm Students only - free

Yoga by Kotte - Christchurch

Flow and Yin classes. Bookings essential – yogabykotte.com In the Whareora, room W224.

Day Time Fee
Monday 6pm-7pm See for details
Monday 7pm-8pm See for details
Tuesday 6pm-7pm See for details
Tuesday 7pm-8pm See for details
Wednesday 6.30pm-7.30pm See for details


Fitness class tailored for everyone, using equipment and techniques to get your heart pumping. No experience necessary. Instructed by qualified Olympic boxing coach Paul Fitzsimmons (Fitzy). In the Whareora, room W223.

Day Time Fee
Monday 6.45pm-8pm Students and staff $7
Community $10
Wednesday 6.45pm-8pm Students and staff $7
Community $10
Wednesday 12pm-1pm Students and staff only - free
Thursday 12pm-1pm (at Woolston campus) Students and staff only - free
Friday 12pm-1pm Students and staff only - free
Saturday 10:30am-11:30am Students and staff $7
Community $10

Aerobic dance

Aerobic dance is a fun and easy dance class with simple moves that get you active. Whareora, room W224.

Thursday 4pm-5pm Students and staff - free


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. All levels of fitness and experience welcome. Whareora, room W224. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Wednesday 7.30pm-8.30pm Students and staff - $7 per session
Community $10 per session

Chans Martial Arts (Kung Fu)

Effective self-defence, flexibility, fitness, stress-relief, self-confidence, fun training. W224. Contact [email protected]

Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm $7 Tamesa Student/Staff- first two sessions free

Personal Training

There is a personal training service available for those who desire specific one-on-one training advice. We have a range of services to cater to different needs.

If you are interested in personal training, please fill out the Expression of Interest form.

Our City campus Health Centre (located in the Whareora) offers a physiotherapy service. This included acute/chronic injury management, acupuncture, strapping, post-operative rehabilitation, sport and work related injury rehabilitation. To book an appointment, please the Health Centre on 03 940 7566. To view our fees see the Health Centre.

For more information or to pass on feedback about the Recreation Centre's sports and recreational facilities, services and classes, please the Recreation Centre team at [email protected].

Contact details


Whareora, City campus

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