Gym space wanted

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been reminded that ''we do not all play netball, rugby and cricket''.

In the Queenstown Gymnastics Club's submission on the council's draft annual plan, the club said the more common sports ''all have their share of specialised space to work with'', while the popular but minority sport of gymnastics needed more space.

''The club currently has 122 members and we have capped growth due to space constraints,'' the club's submission said.

''To remain viable and sustainable, the club needs to grow.''

The club is based at the Wakatipu High School gym.

The submission said the council should join the Ministry of Education to build a full-sized indoor court for netball, basketball and volleyball and tennis at the planned Shotover Primary School ''but on the basis that all sports, including minority sports, be catered to.

''The club does not want its own facility but adequate space to use that allows for the equipment to be kept set up and to maximise the space through being able to hold more classes.''