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Published September 6th 2015
Walter Nash Centre is a new community and sports centre in Taita, Lower Hutt, just outside the New Zealand capital of Wellington City. There are no photographs of the recently named Walter Nash Centre yet, just artist's impressions.
For the past couple of years the Hutt City Council here in Lower Hutt city has been developing and having had constructed the new multimillion dollar complex which is connected to the existing Walter Nash basketball stadium. The old 1950s community centre and library were both demolished to make way for the new building.
There will be five indoor multi-purpose courts for netball and other codes; a new library; community meeting rooms; community fitness centre; cafe; up to 11 outside netball courts and space for 205 car parks.
The centre will be home for netball and basketball in the Hutt Valley and will host a variety of other sporting events in the Hutt Valley, particularly age-grade sports and community festivals and trade shows. There is an exciting future for sports in the Hutt Valley.
There are also many sponsorship opportunities for the new Walter Nash Centre, which will be opened in October 2015.
Sir Walter Nash was a local parliamentarian for many decades, a cabinet minister in the first Labour Government 1935-49, and prime minister in the second Labour Government 1957-60.