Matatiki Hornby Centre timeline

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27 March 2024

Staff at Hornby Library are preparing for the big shift to their new premises at Matatiki Hornby Centre, in Kyle Park.

Hornby Library on Goulding Avenue will close at 6pm on Thursday 28 March and will reopen at the new pool and library community centre on Friday 19 April, from 3pm. The customer services desk at Goulding Avenue will remain open until 5pm Friday 19 April, before also shifting across to Matatiki.
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27 November 2023

The new library being built at Matatiki Hornby Centre will include a bookable recording space, editing equipment and other creative resources. The audio/video space will be equipped with professional-grade video, sound and image editing software, and hardware including microphones, sound mixing boards and computers.
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4 October 2023

If you want to work at Matatiki, there are application support sessions offering help applying online, updating your CV and interview guidance and support.
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31 August 2023

Community groups raising funds for a new hydrotherapy pool for the Hornby community have received a $400,000 grant from New Zealand Community Trust.
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12 July 2023

A community fundraising campaign to raise $1.4 million for a warm-water hydrotherapy pool has hit the halfway mark and is now ramping up a gear.

The Rotary Club of Hornby and the Greater Hornby Residents' Association are leading the campaign to raise funds for the hydrotherapy pool at Matatiki Hornby Centre, raising $700,000 so far.
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3 May 2023

Christchurch City Council is looking for an operator to lease the new cafe within the Matatiki Hornby Centre.
The café will be located in the reception area of the centre and will include an area for indoor and outdoor customer seating. Anyone interested in the opportunity to run the café can download the Request for Proposal documents via the Government Electronic Tender Service website. Proposals must be submitted by midday Wednesday 14 June 2023.
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23 November 2022

The new Matatiki Hornby Centre currently under construction in the city's southwest will continue to be delivered to scope in spite of challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues.
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16 August 2022

The Waipuna Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Community Board has voted to accept Ngāi Tūāhuriri's gifted name of Matatiki for the new community facility in Kyle Park, Hornby.

The new centre will be called Matatiki Hornby Centre, in line with the Council's naming convention for other similar facilities.
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Library looking toward courtyard
Library looking toward courtyard

Matatiki Hornby Centre construction photos

Take a look at the construction of Matatiki Hornby Centre

Construction of the new Matatiki: Hornby Centre

December 2022. Recast concrete started to go up in the library wing in September. Timber framing for the walls started to go up in November.
December 2022. Library interior view, looking towards the lobby. The carpark will be to the right and courtyard to the left.
Progress of Matatiki site
Progress of Matatiki site
Matatiki construction
Matatiki construction