Information & Event Centre

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Information & Event Centre

The Waimate Event Centre is a Council-owned facility which offers a wide range of activities for residents and visitors to the Waimate District.

Opening Hours Contact Information



9am to 5pm and 6pm to 8pm

10am to 2pm

Peter Vendetti

P: +64 3 689 7771

After Hours: +64 3 689 0000


On-Site Tenants

Waimate Information Centre

Phone: +64 3 689 7771

Community Link

Phone: +64 3 689 6226

Fitness Centre

Phone: +64 3 689 6226

The Centre is available for hire outside of opening hours by arrangement – just contact us!

Please note that the Centre is staffed by the Waimate Information Centre Monday – Friday between 9am and 5pm and most activities are still available. The Duty Supervisor is available for evening and weekend sessions.

Wall climbing sessions must be pre-arranged to ensure supervision is available to meet your requirements.

Available activities

  • Wall climbing
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Indoor bowls
  • Table tennis
  • In-line skating
  • Badminton

The Waimate Event Centre provides the community with a multipurpose facility to support a variety of activities such as social and community services, cultural, sporting, educational and recreational, and private or corporate functions.

Just contact the Centre for information on availability of activities and we will try to meet your needs.


  • Netball courts (Red lines)
  • FIBA approved Basketball courts (Black lines)
  • Badminton courts (White lines)
  • Tennis courts (Green lines)
  • Cricket practice area pitch (to be netted)
  • Climbing wall
  • Mezzanine areas
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multipurpose/function room
  • Commercial kitchen area
  • Bar area


Children under the age of 15 years are very welcome but must be accompanied by an adult when visiting and enjoying the wide range of activities at the Waimate Event Centre.

Crèche facilities are not available at the Centre.

Climbing Wall

*Approved climbers may climb unsupervised with their own approved Belayer partner. *Approved participants must be pre-registered with the Centre’s Duty Supervisor.

Non-approved climbers or belay partners must be supervised.

Supervision is available by prior arrangement.

Climbers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, teacher, leader or appointed adult during the session.

Climbers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian attend and sign a risk acknowledgement form.

*Please contact the Duty Supervisor for details

In-line Skating

Hirers’ own skates must be approved for indoor use by the Duty Supervisor.

The area available for casual skating hire at any time will be dependent on availability.