Staff List

General Manager - Glenn Irving

Glenn has spent many years in the sports and recreation industry, along with a few years trying his hand as an engineer.  He loves the great outdoors, and as a keen exerciser is always looking for ways to get others hooked on the exercise drug.  

Aquatics Manager - Pat Dudley

Pat has been working in the aquatics industry for more years than she can remember which means her experience in this role is vast.  She oversees the lifeguard team, and makes sure that our customers get the service and experience that they expect.   

Fitness Centre Manager - Nick Makea

If you are looking for someone who is passionate about the fitness industry then call in and see Nick.  He lives and breathes the gym lifestyle, and gets a huge buzz from helping people achieve their exercise goals.  Nick has many years of personal sports experience behind him, and is keen to share this experience with the residents of the Buller.   

Operations Manager - Phoebe Lawton

Phoebe comes from a banking background and has now launched out into the sport and recreation world.  She comes with a stunning track record of customer service and she is the one you need to talk to for all enquires regarding hireage and the day to day running of the Solid Energy Centre.  Phoebe is also into a bit of exercise and can be seen out running and biking, in the gym or doing laps in the pool. 

The rest of the crew...

The Solid Energy Centre employs around 25 people to ensure that your experience here is as good as it can get.  Our lifeguards, customer services staff, fitness instructors and operations team are all here to help you make the most of your time with us.  Make yourself known to them, and let them become a part of your exercise experience.


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Solid Energy Centre
Cnr Pakington and Domett Streets
PO Box 72
Westport 7866
New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0)3 789 8316
Fax: +64 (0)3 789 8318

Opening Hours - Aquatic Centre
Monday - Friday: 6am - 7.45pm
Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays: 8am - 4.45pm

Opening Hours - All other facilities
Monday - Thursday: 6am - 9pm
Friday: 6am - 8pm
Saturday / Sunday: 8am - 5pm

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