Plenty on in Waihi

Waihi Leader - - 2019 Aims Games - By JO HEATH

The Waihi Event Cen­tre is lo­cated in Haz­ard St be­hind The Tan­doori Cham­bers. Sport’n’ac­tion han­dles the book­ings for the cen­tre.

Its reg­u­lar users in­clude In­line Hockey, Waihi Net­ball, Bad­minton, Bas­ket­ball, Judo, school hol­i­day pro­grammes and more.

The Event Cen­tre is avail­able for club meet­ings, sem­i­nars, work­shops, ca­sual sports and school sports. There are kitchen fa­cil­i­ties, show­ers/chang­ing rooms and toi­lets.

Out in the Waihi com­mu­nity there are sev­eral on­go­ing pro­grammes/ ac­tiv­i­ties that wel­come new mem­bers. The Waihi 50+ Cy­cle Group has a full sched­ule of lo­cal rides for Novem­ber and De­cem­ber on the web­site www.wai­hi50­plus.wee­ for Tues­days and Satur­days for a 9am start. If you would like to join this fun, so­cial group, for more in­for­ma­tion email wai­hi50­[email protected]

If you are keen to to do some reg­u­lar train­ing re­mem­ber the Run Waihi group meets every Satur­day morn­ing at 8am out­side the Waihi Gold Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre for a run / walk around the pit.

Xterra Trail Chal­lenge Waihi — start and fin­ish line is at Dick­ies flat and runs though the Karanga­hake Gorge — is on this Satur­day Novem­ber 17. Come on out and sup­port your run­ners. I’m look­ing for­ward to this event show­cas­ing our beau­ti­ful lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment, and to all the lo­cal vol­un­teers who are go­ing to help mar­shall — a huge thank you from Sport’n’ac­tion for sup­port­ing this event.

Satur­day night skat­ing is on in the Waihi Event Cen­tre with kids and adults do­ing in­line skat­ing. This is dur­ing term time 6pm-8pm. $5 en­try fee, in­cludes skate/scooter hire. Thanks to Waihi Min­ers In­line hockey club.

To book the Cen­tre for an event, sports prac­tice, coach­ing or meet­ing call Jo on 863 7295 / 021 223 7295.

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