Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre

Posted April 19, 2021

The naming of Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre is a fitting tribute to the history of the Kaiapoi Pa, and the ethos of the new state-of-the-art sports facility for the people of Canterbury and New Zealand. 

Parakiore, was the youngest son of Ngai Tahu chief, Turakautahi.  Parakiore's , incredible athleticism, mental and physical strength in challenging times,  synergises with the goals of Canterbury's new aquatics centre, to be a place of health, wellbeing, and sporting excellence.      

Matapopore's Lynne Te Aika,  re-tells the legend of Parakiore