Hutt News : September 20th 2011
64 HUTT NEWS, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011 208134_LWH LOWER HUTT 28 Rutherford St, (04) 894 8200 Product offers are valid until 26/09/11. FREE CALL: 0508 GO HARVEY (0508 46 4278) Fisher & Paykel 12-Place Setting Double DishDrawer. $1565 Fisher & Paykel 5.5kg Top Load Washing Machine. Fisher & Paykel 3.5kg Clothes Dryer. SUPER CONVENIENT DOUBLE DISHDRAWER STAINLESS STEEL Haier 7kg Front Load Washing Machine. $1094 $668 $595 $898 $298 $397 ANTI- FLOOD PROTECTION 3 SPIN SPEED 1000RPM SPIN SPEED WHITEWARE 14 PLACE SETTING 12 PLACE SETTING 5.5kg 7kg 7kg 6kg 3.5kg 522L 790mm 1700mm $2588 Sport Netball Hutt Intermediate shoot to front of Valley champs 63 Rugby Canes sweep up Brad 62 Rugby League Taita College on top 63 Family sad as venue closes High and dry: Kalena Hura and Jasina Hura-Pitama, from Wainuiomata, watch the indoor netball action from the spectators' area at the new Hutt Indoor Sports Centre. Photo: DEAN PEMBERTON By NICHOLAS BOYACK ItistheendofaneraforoneHutt City sporting institution but the beginning of another, with a new $6 million indoor sports stadium now open for business on Hutt Park. After 27 years providing indoor netball, soccer and cricket, Valley Indoor will be closing this week, with many of the staff and teams migrating to the new Hutt Indoor Sports (HIS). Valley Indoor manager Leigh Kelly says it is a sad time for him and the Kelly family. His father, Graeme Kelly, bought the business in 1991 but the family link goes back further, from when the family managed the facility. He has grown up at the centre but says that with the building needing a major investment of capital to bring it up to scratch, the offer from HIS to buy the busi- ness, including its teams and cur- rent competitions, was too good an offer for him to refuse. Mr Kelly says he is pleased the players who have supported his centre have such a good facility to go to. After working all his adult life at Valley Indoor, he has no idea what he is going to do next. One of the factors that made Valley Indoor successful was its proximity to Wellington and easy access via State Highway Two. Mr Kelly believes most of the teams, including those based in Wellington, will go to the new cen- tre.He says all the feedback he has received is very positive. HIS director Mukesh Dayal says the opening of the new centre has been deliberately low key. The official opening is later this month and he is in the process of signing up teams and getting all the systems in the new building operating smoothly. The Junglerama play area has opened already and is proving hugely popular with mothers and their children, he says. The centre has six indoor courts and he plans to extend the facility in the future. Wellington Indoor Sports built the facility and Mr Dayal says the contractors, architect Geoffrey Meyer and the council have all done a good job. Although Wellington-based players will now have to come along the Petone Esplanade, Mr Dayal believes the extra parking and the new facilities will be a major attraction. His aim to is get between 300 and 350 teams and he believes there is plenty of scope to develop midweek and ladies competitions. Graeme Kelly says he is plan- ning a last hurrah this Saturday night and he says all former staff and players are welcome. Kelly Sports, which runs hol- iday programmes and coaching for schools, will continue to operate after the closure of Valley Indoor.
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