Earthquakes Update – Member Clubs

Anna RobertsonCentral-Wellington, Member Updates, Regional, South Island

Updates will be made below as information is received.

In light of the recent earthquakes, please find following an update of known affected member clubs. Some buildings have sustained minor damage, with the majority having been cleared for continued use.  We wish all those in affected areas the best in safety and recovery.

It has come to our attention that one of the fatalities of the earthquake is immediately related to a long-time coach.  GymSports NZ offer our heartfelt condolences to the family during this challenging time.

Gymnastics Nelson has had their building assessed and are open for classes.

An initial inspection of the premises at Blenheim Gymnastics has not revealed any significant damage and classes are still running – please refer to their Facebook page for updates.

The majority of Wellington clubs are open but faced the added challenge yesterday of heavy rain causing flooding.


We would also like to pass on well wishes sent by FIG President elect Morinari Watanabe as he wishes “all gymnastics friends in New Zealand health and safety.”