Waimate Event Centre

15 Paul Street

P O Box 122

Waimate 7960

Email:                         WaimateEventCentre@waimatedc.govt.nz

Phone:                        03 689 7771 or

After Hours:                03 689 0000

Duty Supervisor:         Peter Vendetti

On Site Tenants -         

Waimate Information Centre – 03 689 7771

Community Link – 03 689 6226

Fitness Centre – 03 689 6226

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

Mon-Friday:    9.00am – 5.00pm and 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Saturday:    10.00am – 2.00pm

Easter Opening Hours 2017


Saturday 10 - 2pm


Monday 1pm - 5pm

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

Click here for Fees & Charges

Please note that the Centre is staffed by the Waimate Information Centre Monday – Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm and most activities are still available. The Duty Supervisor is available for evening and weekend sessions.

It is preferable that wall climbing sessions are pre-arranged to ensure supervision is available to meet your requirements.

Available activities include: 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.

The Event Centre comprises of:

  • 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 14 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.

Wall Climbing

Payment is by cash only

*Approved climbers may climb unsupervised with their own approved belay (fix a running rope round a cleat, rock, pin, or other object, to secure it) 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 (preferably) prior arrangement.

Climbers under the age of 14 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, on the first evening.

*Please contact the Duty Supervisor for details

Charges (per hour)

Children $6.00 (up to 14yrs) Adult $10.00  Family Pass $25.00 (with pre-approved supervision)

Children $8.00 (up to 14yrs) Adult $12.00  Family Pass $35.00 (supervisor required)

A minimum session booking of one hour is required.

Group Session $45.00 per hour plus supervision fees if required.  A minimum booking of two hours is required for groups.            

If supervision is required a 15 minute period for getting on harnesses and listening to a safety briefing is included in the first hour.  

In-line Skating

Approved skates are available for hire at $2.00 per hour.

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.

Children  $6.00 (up to 14 yrs)  Adult $10.00  (per hour)