A helicopter is being sent to the scene.
Three helicopters have been sent to the scene.
It will hold more than 300 new homes.
The 18-year-old appeared in court on Thursday.
Jim Boult is "horribly disappointed" it took less than two weeks for an "idiot" to target the town's new mosque.
Posters bearing images of Islam's prophet Muhammad have been plastered on the centre.
The fire is now under control.
The six-week tournament would have bumped up tourism business in the area.
However Jim Boult urged Aucklanders to still visit the city.