Please note this content has now been added to the Archives.

It is available for reference purposes but otherwise neither maintained nor updated.

If you require an accessible version please contact info@sportnz.org.nz.

Saxton Fields - a collaboration between Tasman and Nelson districts

11 June 2019

Mayor of Tasman and the chair of Sport Tasman, Richard Kempthorne, and Andrew Petheram from Nelson District Council, discuss the story of Saxton Fields. They offer advice on how other councils can cooperate to produce lasting legacies.

One of the barriers to the development of excellent sport complexes in New Zealand is the relationship between neighbouring councils. Disagreements over funding, locations and other aspects of construction can break down negotiations, leading to councils building smaller, inferior facilities in their own region.

Saxton Fields is a large sporting complex, with internationally recognised facilities, that borders the Tasman and Nelson districts. Both councils have worked together to build this brilliant facility, overcoming all disagreements. The facility benefits the community and provides a quality investment for their ratepayers.

^

Find what you were looking for?

Take this short survey to help us improve your experience on this website.

If you require an accessible version of any content on the site please contact us at info@sportnz.org.nz and we will be happy to assist.

Get Active

Find a sport or recreation activity

Browse Directory
Sport NZ

Who we are and what we do

ABOUT US
Funding

Information on funding

BROWSE FUNDING

Stay updated

Me whakahoutia

Sign up to our regular newsletters that connect Sport NZ to all those involved in the play, active recreation and sport sector.