Events held at the Arena include the Home, Living and Leisure Show, Maori Art Market, Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show, Education in the Classroom conferences, and the Raggamuffin Roadtrip.

Sporting fixtures at the Arena have included the Silver Ferns, NZ Breakers, Exodus Saints, NZ Tall Ferns, NZ Indoor Bowls Nationals, FIBA Oceania U19s Basketball Championship and the Oceania World Qualifying Volleyball Championships.