Term 4 2016 Timetable
Click the link below to download the latest Timetable of Programmes at Te Puru.
We regret to inform you that instructor Dee -- Inward Bound Yoga will no longer be running classes at Te Puru starting from Tuesday 18th October.
We know how much Dee and her classes will be missed from Te Puru and would like to thank her for all the time and support she has given over the years to Te Puru.
We are working on finding a suitable replacement class in the current time slots and will advertise as soon as this is found hopefully in the coming weeks.
Te Puru School Holiday Programme DECEMBER 2016 / JANUARY 2017
The dates have been finalized for the December 2016 - January 2017 programme after feedback from our recent survey. Te Puru Holiday programme will run Monday 19th December - Friday 23rd December 2016. Te Puru will then close over the Christmas and New Year break and re open on Monday 9th January - Friday 27th January. Please note no bookings will be taken over the close down period so please organize the first week of January care before we close down.
- Registrations open Monday 5th December. Please note no registrations will take place before this date so get in quick to avoid any disappointment.
Te Puru fields OPEN
Its Touch Rugby Season at Te Puru! The clubrooms will be open from 6:30pm every wednesday so come and have a drink and something to eat while you watch the games.
Athletics has been cancelled for this evening 29/02/2016 Due to weather.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Trustees have now received the feasibility report completed by SGL, and will be meeting to consider it on 21 January 2016. Copies of the SGL report are available on application to the centre, and if users or community members would like the trustees to consider any additional submission, please forward that to Te Puru by 18 January 2016.
Communication message from Auckland Council regarding the Te Puru gate closure to the access way in front of the building:
Access to Te Puru Park is via a service road – this is an important distinction to make as it is not a user car access road. There is a designated car parking area for all users of the park before the service road.
Auckland Council is responsible for gated access at the service road to Te Puru Park, and as part of this we are responsible for the effective management of any health and safety risks associated with the service road.
We are aware of one recent incident and another in 2012 at the service road site, where a small child was hit by a car. There have also been several near-misses at this site. This is exacerbated by cars parking on the service lane, which pose a significant danger to children and their parents/caregivers. In a real emergency, user groups such as emergency services have keys to the gate, and a key is always kept on-site at the sports centre.
For the safety of all users of the service road, the decision has now been made to lock the gate 24/7. At this time, access is still available to user groups, to allow for such activities as deliveries, as the council is now providing keys to them.
As a service lane, the road is not meant to take large volumes of traffic. In the last two years, the council has spent approximately $10,000 maintaining this road, which has included repairing pot-holes and re-grading. Following investigation by the council, we do not believe there are any further mitigation measures we can take to reduce speed-related incidents. We have serious concerns for pedestrians and would be failing to provide a duty of care if we did not take the action we have taken.
We have now met with The Trust and User groups with regard to the closure decision.
The Franklin Local Board will now engage with the Trust to discuss their plans following the publication of their feasibility study to look at possibilities for the development of car parking and access to the site.