Gore & Mataura Sports Fields

The Gore District has 54.5ha of sports fields that provide a wide variety of activities for the young and old. The Council looks after sports fields in Gore and Mataura, while the Waikaka Sports Complex and Pukerau reserve are looked after by their respective communities.

Sports fields in Gore include

  • Newman Park - athletics, rugby and touch rugby
  • Hamilton Park - cricket
  • Hyde Park - soccer
  • Gore town belt - bowls, croquet and tennis

In Mataura sports fields include

  • Tulloch Park - rugby
  • Henderson Park - equestrian, including Mataura Pony Club base.

What you need to know when booking a sports field

  • Any organisation wishing to use any Council reserve or playing field must not assume they have the right to do so without booking first.

  • All bookings must be made by phoning us on 209 0330. Bookings cannot be made through any other department of the Council.

  • Bookings are on a “first in first serve” basis except for Club lessees whose events take precedence.

  • Organisations who fail to make a booking run the risk of finding scheduled mowing or turf maintenance taking place and may be asked to leave.

  • You need to advise the scope of use when making a booking (eg. school athletics, fair etc).

  • No vehicles are permitted on any Council recreational reserve without the specific approval of the Parks and Recreation Manager or his delegated officer.

  • If you have specific requirements (eg. toilets blocks opened, gates unlocked etc) please tell us at the time of making the booking.

  • Any damage to any reserve or property on that reserve will be fixed by the Council and costs will be recovered from the organisation using the facility or reserve.

  • Organisations must ensure all rubbish is placed in bins provided. If there are no bins available, they must ensure it is removed at the end of each day of their event.

  • Booking clashes shall be mediated by the Parks and Recreation Manager.

  • All bookings are required to have the contact details of the person responsible for organising the event including daytime contact telephone numbers.

Rental Costs

Parks and Reserves  
Hamilton Park pavilion hall (plus $400 refundable bond) $65
Dolamore Park camping – adult per night $10
Dolamore Park camping – children 5+ years per night $2
Application to carry on any trade, business or occupation on parks and reserves  
Non-profit per day $15
Profitable  per day $115
Aerator hire per day (plus tine replacement) $80
Sports Fields  
Based on 7% of cost of maintenance)  
Mataura  
Cricket $385
Rugby (Plus $628 pavilion lease) $385
Soccer $127.75
Hamilton Park  
Cricket (Plus $150 pavilion lease) $620
League cricket $415
Gore harriers $200
Hyde Park  
Soccer $1,175
Newman Park  
Pioneer rugby $295
Athletics $295
Others  
Gore BMX $108.50
Gore Model Engineering $108.50
Mataura Tennis Club $36
Mataura Clay Target Club $310
Mataura Pony Club $105
Pony paddocks – per annum $165
Gore Croquet Club $300
Gore Bowling Club $300
RSA Bowling Club $300
Hokonui Bowling Club $300
Combined Courts $300
Citizens Tennis Club $300
Gore Touch 7s Rugby $300

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 F: 03 209 0357 E: info@goredc.govt.nz