Pettigrew Green Arena
The Pettigrew Green Arena is a multi-purpose sport and entertainment centre, the Arena plays host to music concerts, sporting events, trade shows, conferences, dinners and balls. Located in Taradale, midway between the twin cities of Napier and Hastings and treasured by the whole of Hawke’s Bay.
Pettigrew Green Arena opened in April 2003 to a welcoming Hawke’s Bay public. Since then, the Arena has become an icon in the bay, the place to go for big (and small) events of any description, sports games, children’s activities, or to improve your fitness & well-being.
Sir Russell Pettigrew & Rodney Green were given joint naming rights after they both made sizable donations towards the construction of the Arena.
Rodney Green Centennial Event Centre
In 2007 the Centennial Hall was renamed, “Rodney Green Centennial Event Centre” after a substantial donation from Rodney Green – a local businessman. Still keeping the centennial in the name remembering the original reason that the hall was constructed in memory of Napier’s first 100 years.
The Rodney Green Centennial Event Centre continues to be a valuable part of the McLean Park Complex, and was used extensively during the Rugby World Cup in 2011, for local Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union fixtures, and New Zealand Cricket and Central Districts Cricket games. It is used for local sport include basketball, volleyball, table tennis, badminton, skating, roller derby, futsal and Kiwi Seniors. A number of local high schools have held their school balls in the main hall, along with bird shows, cat shows, hairdressing competitions and hot rod car shows. The Hawke’s Bay Home and Garden Show is an annual event attracting thousands of visitors to the centre.