About Us

Who are we?

Hawkes Bay's Regional Indoor Sport & Event Centre

Pettigrew.Green Arena is the premier all - weather sports & events centre in sunny Hawkes Bay. The Arena itself has a seating capacity of 2500 people, catering for regional, national & international sports, conferences, expos, music concerts, dinners & balls. There are a number of function/meeting rooms available, we cater for groups of 10 to 4000 people! aerobics/dance studio, a sports science lab, consultancy rooms and an impressive fitness centre; Arena Gym, complete the facility, making it a truly all-purpose venue & the focus for sports in the Hawkes Bay.

Pettigrew.Green Arena prides itself on great service. Whether you are visiting the Arena to play a game of squash, join in on a Yoga class, attend the Better Home and Living Expo or watch the Mighty Hawks play basketball, you will find Arena staff friendly and helpful. We are known for our service "above and beyond" the call of duty, and all of our staff have expert knowledge and experience.  Pettigrew.Green Arena can be relied upon for an enjoyable & satisfying experience.

About Us

Pettigrew.Green Arena is the trading name of the Regional Indoor Sports and Events Centre Trust.  A registered Charitable Trust with the Charities Commission.  The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees with representatives from Napier City Councils, Hastings District Council, Eastern Institute of Technology, Sport Hawke's Bay, and the community. This board has put in a tremendous amount of work over the years - not only to get the Arena built but also their commitment in making sure Hawkes Bay has one of the best performing indoor arenas in New Zealand.

The work and vision has led to Pettigrew.Green Arena attracting some amazing sporting and entertainment acts to Hawkes Bay. These events offer a huge variety of opportunities to a wide cross section of Hawkes Bay residents that otherwise might not have been possible.


Pettigrew.Green Arena is a unique and truly significant regional event centre. This world-class facility allows us to develop our region's young talent, and capitalise on opportunities to showcase the best of international talent.

A number of organisations and individuals, from both the public and private sectors, have acknowledged the Arena's potential and invested in its development. We are truly thankful for the regions support which has allowed us to build such an amazing facility and add to the Hawkes Bay's community.

I am confident that the rest of NZ will utilise this amazing asset to the Hawkes Bay, I am proud to be involved in Pettigrew.Green Arena.

Thank you for your support.

Lawrence Yule
Founding Chairman
Regional Indoor Sports and Events Centre Trust