Tarawera High School
Tarawera High School

Case Studies

Tarawera High School

TigerTurf has installed a full-size hockey pitch, four netball courts and a perimeter running track for
Tarawera High School – the students already have a jump start to 2016!



Icon - January 2016

Date Project Completed

January 2016

Icon - 6,000m2



Icon - TigerTurf Tournament 1000


TigerTurf Tournament 1000

Icon - Full build dynamic base with sub soil drains


Full build dynamic base with sub soil drains

The Tarawera High Story

The Tarawera High Story

Tiger Turf was delighted to be part of
the new build of Tarawera High School,
a modern learning centre with outdoor
sports facilities available for the entire
All Weather Sports Facility

All Weather Sports Facility

The outdoor areas at Tarawera High
School were not great. So TigerTurf
was asked to design an all-weather,
high performance sports facility that
could be used throughout the year by
both students and the community and
accommodate several different sports.
With no hockey fields near enough for
the students to practise on regularly, a
hockey pitch was near the top of the list.

TigerTurf Tournament 1000

TigerTurf Tournament 1000 is a medium-pile, sand
filled tennis surface. TigerTurf Tournament 1000 is a
durable, low maintenance tennis surface and has been
one of our most popular tennis surfaces, particularly in
schools, for over 30 years.
It is a medium pile, sand filled, fibrillated surface; hard
wearing, long lasting and designed for clubs and
multi-sport use in schools that have high usage on
their courts.

A Sense Of Achievement

To overcome the local conditions, the TigerTurf team set to work, excavating the area to establish effective drainage that  would keep the pitch dry throughout the wet winters. Then a dynamic base was constructed, suitable for absorbing the energy of pounding feet, an important  factor to consider when considering the hours sports teams spend training and
playing on the sports surfaces.

TigerTurf’s Tournament 1000 was  selected as it is an ideal turf for a range  of sports. It withstands heavy use in variable conditions, providing a high standard of performance throughout the seasons, over many years, offering great value for schools.

The hockey pitch has been constructed so that lights can be added in the future, giving the opportunity for extended  playing hours. In addition to the hockey pitch, there are four netball courts ready for play, and around the perimeter, a running track is ready for action, including  a run-up to the long jump pit.

During the rebuild, the school had to remove some large trees, which have been milled and used to make outdoor lunch tables and seating for the students.  Tarawera High School now has welldesigned areas for recreation and sports that the whole community will enjoy. It will be all go when the school is officially opened by the Education Minister, Hekia  Parata, at the end of January.

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