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

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

Saturday:            10.00am – 2.00pm

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 9.00am and 5.00pm 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 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

Fees and Charges

Click here for a full schedule of Event Centre Fees and Charges


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

Payment is preferably by cash only

*Approved climbers may climb unsupervised with their own approved Belayer (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 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

Climbing Wall Charges

Children $6.00 (under 15 years)  Adult $10.00  Family Pass $25.00 (with pre-approved supervision)

Children $10.00 (under 15 years) Adult $15.00  Family Pass $45.00 (where supervision is provided by Event Centre Staff)

A minimum session booking of one hour is required for individuals and two hours for group bookings.

Group Session (10+ climbers) $45.00 per hour plus  supervision fees ($35.00) 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

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.

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

Children  $6.00 (under 15 years)  per hour.

Adult $10.00 per hour.

School Holiday Programme (as scheduled - contact Event Centre for details)

Skating - per child per two hour session $4.00

Climbing Wall - per child (age 5-9) per two hour session $5.00

Basketball or Netball shots - per child, per hoop, per two hour session $2.00

Table Tennis - per child, per two hour session $2.00

Other activities will be charged as advertised. Please refer to the attachment Fees and Charges above.

Table Tennis

$6.00 per table per 1/2 hour.