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Pulman Arena has been designed as a six-court multi-sports facility and is used by many different groups including Netball, Basketball, Volleyball, Turbo Touch & Futsal; along with other community activities requiring indoor stadium facilities.

Pulman Arena provides a facility for community use that will increase participation and access to sports activity and informal recreation including pay as you play by Counties Manukau residents and to enable them to develop their skills and abilities and maintain a healthy lifestyle.


  • 6 Netball courts + 1 international court
  • 6 Basketball courts 
  • 6 Turbo Touch courts
  • 2 International courts + 3 Fustal training courts
  • 12 Volleyball courts
  • Dropdown curtains to divide the courts & perimeter of Arena
  • Dropdown curtains around the edge of the Arena for Futsal
  • 350 metre running track around perimeter of Arena (inside)
  • Four team changing rooms – Stage 2
  • A fitness gym
  • Medical room 
  • 8 offices and meeting rooms,
  • 350 pax conference room with high spec facilities
  • Café


Pulman Arena is home to a number of community sports leagues and major sporting events.  Each week the Arena opens its doors to the community. 

Regular sports leagues and competitions include:

  • Bears Sports Basketball
  • Papakura Netball Centre Competitions plus Super 14 and Regional Premier Netball Leagues,
  • Collegiate Basketball, Netball, and Volleyball
  • Other sports including Futsal and Turbo Touch  


​​​​​​​Major events have included the Steven Adams Camp with over 400 budding young basketballers taking part.  An ACC Paralympics NZ Open Day for the community to come and have a go at some sports and activities and meet some Paralympians.  National training camps for the Silver Ferns, Black Ferns, Tall Ferns, Football Ferns along with many national and international Volleyball events.  


The Northern Stars are based in the south Auckland area, which represents one of the largest communities in New Zealand. Sport plays a vital role in the south Auckland community and netball there is thriving.

The Northern Stars will provide vital role models to this fervent generation of netballers, and to those that follow.

The Stars’ home and training base is in the heart of Takanini, where the team is privileged to be housed in a state-of-the-art sports arena, Pulman Arena based at Bruce Pulman Park.  

Aside from their goal to succeed on court, the Stars are also aiming to give back to the wider community – influencing and helping people to learn and grow through physical activity, nutrition and mental health.

Meet the Northern Stars Team ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Pulman Arena was recently entered into the IESANZ Lighting Awards 2017.  Our lighting design company Zumtobel were winners of both Energy Efficiency and also a  Commendation Design Award.  The IESANZ is the Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand. The event is held each year to celebrate and promote the highest quality lighting and luminaire design in New Zealand. 


  • 6105m² of internationally certified sports flooring
  • Over 46,500 lineal metres of two strip European Beech
  • Almost 100 ton of European Beech flooring
  • 150,000 J Nails
  • 45,000 shock pads
  • The Arena is managed by an iPad and run on WIFI
  • The roof has a series of extensive panels to allow natural daylight lighting, ensuring that the building is environmentally friendly with a minimal carbon footprint
  • State of the art lighting and sound systems work with two TV recording studios