New $1.8m mul­ti­sport turf to open

CHB Mail - - Gardening in CHB -

The cul­mi­na­tion of two years of fundrais­ing and and sev­eral months of earth­works is set to be un­veiled to the pub­lic this Satur­day.

The Cen­tra­lines Sports Park, ad­ja­cent to Rus­sell Park in Waipuku­rau, will be of­fi­cially opened at 10am on Satur­day, Novem­ber 3, with a chance for the pub­lic to set foot on the ar­ti­fi­cial turn for the first time.

The sports park is owned by the CHB and District Com­mu­nity Trust, which also built Waipuku­rau’s in­door heated pool and sta­dium. Trustee and chair­woman of the Turf Fundrais­ing Com­mit­tee, Di Petersen, says the trust wanted to add the all-weather turf fa­cil­ity to the com­mu­nity’s “stable”.

“It is a multi use fa­cil­ity, for hockey, net­ball, foot­ball and fut­sal. The com­mu­nity back­ing for the project has been out of this world, en­abling the com­mit­tee to raise the $1.8 mil­lion nec­es­sary for the project. We re­ally couldn’t have done it with­out the amaz­ing com­mu­nity sup­port.”

The open­ing will be at­tended by Cen­tra­lines and Eastern and Cen­tral Trust chairs, CHB and District Com­mu­nity Trust trus­tees and chair, CHB’s mayor and lo­cal MPs from Wairarapa and Tuk­i­tuki and other in­vited guests. Di says the pub­lic will be in­vited to set foot on the turf for the first time. “Net­balls and hockey sticks will be pro­vided and we will be en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to get onto the new park and have some fun and try it out.”

From left, Waipuku­rau Ro­tary Club trea­surer John Mar­shall, WRC past pres­i­dent Pat Por­tas and Cen­tral Hawke’s Bay District Com­mu­nity Trust chair­man Pat Gal­lagher with the $1.8 mil­lion mul­ti­sport turf near­ing com­ple­tion at Rus­sell Park in Waipuku­rau.

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