Tereora College Redevelopment Plan
In 2015 the Cook Islands Government adopted the 3-stage Tereora College Redevelopment Plan, to be implemented over a 10-15 year period. Stage 1 was completed in 2018 under a partnership arrangement with the New Zealand Government. Stages 2 and 3 is yet to be implemented.
Redevelopment has been staged to allow the College to continue operations with minimal disruptions, and to allow Government to spread its capital expenditure budget over a longer period.
was funded by the New Zealand Government and completed in early 2018. Two purpose-built buildings were constructed to replace 5 buildings. The new Technologies building is a two-storey masonry structure with a floor area of approximately 1500m2. It contains a fully equipped workshop, computer labs, a commercial kitchen, and canteen facilities. The Student Research Centre & Administration building is of similar size and construction, and contains a large library space, study and training rooms, a 100-person lecture/seminar room, and facilities for health, counselling, staff and administration.
is the largest of the 3 stages and will form the Academic Learning Centre. Two two-storey buildings are envisaged, comprising of 27 learning spaces. The faculties to be accommodated in the new buildings include language and culture, mathematics and statistics, social sciences, tourism & commerce, the sciences, health & physical education, and horticulture. The stage 2 buildings will be situated in the lower quad area in order to reduce current travel times between classrooms and to eliminate accessibility issues when moving between the lower and upper blocks. The land area is restricted hence the need to build upwards. The learning spaces, with the exception of the science laboratories, are modular in design and will serve as an evacuation centre in the event of a cyclone.
will accommodate the Arts faculty. The plan proposes a complete refurbishment of the schools multi-purpose hall to cater for performing and visual arts.
Tereora College Map
Draft Map Tereora College
Consolidation of Government Office Facilities
Public services located on both Crown land and private property face issues related to expired leases and rental agreements. Agencies situated on expiring land leases find relocation difficult and costly, and therefore remain in properties on high rental arrangements
Most buildings housing public services were constructed before 1980 and were not designed for their current use. Despite upgrades and refits, many of these buildings face a multitude of serious structural, accessibility and safety issues and do not comply with existing regulations. Further, many are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change given their location and condition.
- Increased staff productivity;
- Improved delivery of public services;
- Improved inter-government collaboration and networking;
- Reduced operational and maintenance costs ensuring better value for money;
- Increased public accessibility;
- Improved resilience to climate change and natural disasters, and
- Healthier work environment.
A top view of the Vaikapuangi area
Vaikapuangi Development by Stages Draft