This Thursday 26 July, the Whakatane Aquatic Centre will be closed as maintenance work will be done on the facility to ensure all equipment is in running order.

Whakatane District Manager Aquatic Centre and Recreation Sarah Clarke said although the public will be closed out on Thursday, the staff will continue training for safety sessions for their swimming clients who visit the Aquatic Centre.

The facility will reopen on Friday 27th July.

Kei te kati te Aquatic Centre o Whakatane a tera Rapare hoki te rua tekau ma rima o Hongongoi mo te kotahi rangi noa iho. Ki nga korero a te kaiwhakahaere o te Aquatic Centre and Recreation mo Te Kaunihera o Whakatane a Sarah Clarke ahakoa ka purukati te hapori whanui hei taua rangi Rapare ka mahi tonu ana kaimahi kia whakangungu ratau ki nga ahuatanga e haumaru ana i nga iwi kauhoe e haere ana ki tera whare tapere kauhoe. He katinga kia whakatikatika, kia whakahou i nga taputapu, kia titiro hoki kei te pai katoa nga tapupatu me nga hapua kauhoe. Ka timata ano te hotaka kauhoe a te Ramere te rua tekau ma ono o Hongongoi.