The Trusts Arena

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The Trusts Arena
The Trusts Stadium from Central Park Drive.
Location65–67 Central Park Drive, Henderson, New Zealand
Coordinates36°51′36″S 174°38′10.32″E / 36.86000°S 174.6362000°E / -36.86000; 174.6362000Coordinates: 36°51′36″S 174°38′10.32″E / 36.86000°S 174.6362000°E / -36.86000; 174.6362000
OwnerWaitakere City Stadium Trust
Opened11 September 2004
Construction cost$26 million NZD
ArchitectWarren and Mahoney
Super City Rangers (NBL) (2012–present)
Northern Mystics (ANZ Championship) (2008–present)
Waitakere City Rugby (2004–present)
Waitakere United (NZFC) (2004 – )
Auckland Stars (NBL) (2005–2009)
Netball World Championship (2007)
Badminton World Junior Championship (2007)
Waitakere Rangers (BCC) (2006–2007)
Auckland Diamonds (NBC) (2004–2007)
New Zealand Breakers (ANBL) (2004–2006)

The Trusts Arena is an indoor arena located in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand. It is a multi-purpose stadium that primarily holds sports events and music concerts. The Arena was opened by the former Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark on 11 September 2004. Douglas Field at the Trusts Arena is the 3,000-capacity[1] home of Waitakere United.

The Stadium Arena has hosted the New Zealand Breakers in the past, the Netball World Championships in November 2007 and the Auckland Darts Masters in August 2015. It holds 4,901 people and was built in 2004. The Arena is home to the Northern Mystics and the Super City Rangers.

Oceania Sevens[edit]

14-15 November 2015, The Trusts Arena was host to the 2015 Oceania Sevens Championship.

Douglas Track and Field at The Trusts Arena[edit]

The outdoor facility attached to The Trusts Arena, known as "Douglas Track and Field", is a track and field facility that served as the home of New Zealand Football Championship team Waitakere United. Douglas Track and Field was home to the now defunct rugby league team, the Waitakere Rangers of the defunct Bartercard Cup competition, and has also served as training grounds for teams such as the Warriors and is the training ground for the All Blacks when in Auckland. The Waitakere City Rugby and Athletic Club is also based at the grandstand, and the facility hosted the 2010 Australasian Gaelic Games.

Notable performances[edit]


The Trusts Arena has hosted over more than a dozen of notable boxing events from various promotions like Duco Events and Super 8.[4] This venue has been so popular for boxing promoters that it has earned the name of New Zealand's Home of Boxing and also the name of New Zealand's Boxing Arena. The arena itself even has its own boxing gym called Arena Boxing.[5]

Notable boxing fights[edit]

16 April 2016 Kali Reis vs. Maricela Cornejo for the vacant WBC World female middleweight title. This was the first time in New Zealand history that one of the four major boxing sanctioning bodies has had there world title being held on New Zealand soil. Also featured on the card were Melissa St. Vil vs Baby Nansen and Ronica Jeffrey vs Gentiane Lupi, both for WBC Silver titles in there respective weight divisions.[6]

15 October 2015 Joseph Parker fought and defeated Kali Meehan for the WBO Oriental & African heavyweight title, vacant WBA Oceania & PABA heavyweight title and vacant WBC Eurasia Pacific Boxing Council heavyweight & OPBF heavyweight title.[7]

16 October 2014 Joseph Parker defeated Sherman Williams while retaining the WBA - PABA and WBO Oriental Heavyweight titles.[8]

4 June 2014 Kali Meehan won the first Super 8 Tournament. This Heavyweight Tournament involved highly credentialed boxers like Michael Sprott, Hasim Rahman, Alonzo Butler, Lawrence Tauasa and Martin Rogan.[9]

14 December 2013 Brian Minto Defeated Shane Cameron for the Vacant WBO Oriental Heavyweight title.[10]

13 June 2013 Joseph Parker Defeated Frans Botha. On the same night Arlene Blencowe defeated Daniella Smith for the Vacant WIBA and WBF Women's World titles.[11]

31 March 2010 David Tua defeated Friday Ahunanya while retaining the WBO Asia Pacific & Oriental Heavyweight titles.[12]


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  2. ^ Scott Kara (23 October 2008). "Gig review: Slipknot and Machine Head". NZ Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
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  4. ^ "Trusts Arena Boxrec Profile". Boxrec. 31 March 2005. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". Arena Boxing. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  6. ^ Miguel Iturrate (16 April 2016). "Eye on Womens Boxing - "KO" Kali Captues WBC Belt in Auckland". The Sweet Science. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  7. ^ DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (15 October 2015). "Joseph Parker destroys Kali Meehan with third round TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  8. ^ Patrick McKendry (16 October 2014). "Boxing: Parker wins in controversial fight". NZ Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  9. ^ Daniel Richardson (5 June 2014). "Boxing: Meehan takes inaugural Super 8 final". NZ Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  10. ^ DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (14 December 2013). "Brian Minto beats Shane Cameron by TKO". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  11. ^ LIAM NAPIER (13 June 2013). "BParker pounds Botha for TKO victory". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  12. ^ DUNCAN JOHNSTONE (1 April 2010). "Tua wins unanimous points decision". Stuff. Retrieved 16 May 2016.

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