About Waitomo

Waitomo is a Maori word made up of two parts. 'Wai' which translates as water and 'tomo' which means entrance or hole. Waitomo can be translated as the 'stream which flows into the hole in the ground'. This meaning is reflected through its fantastic geological history and landscape, however it also has a rich tourism and cultural history. As a region it is one of New Zealand's original tourist destinations, famous for the glow worms that live in many of the caves.

About the Sports Day

Each year in the fourth week of March the domain is transformed from a sports ground to a fair ground. Local volunteers participate in a series of working bees that set the venue for the annual sports day.

Team and Community Members

The Sports Day Committee members are people who give back to their community through volunteering their time. Planning and executing the Sports Day is a time-consuming but rewarding task. All members are committed to doing the best they can. For any information about Sports Day or if you'd like to play a part, please contact us.


Patron Mr Barrie Clayton-Greene
President Adrian Verry (07) 878 8582
Vice President Phillip Johnston (07)878 5121
Secretary/Treasurer Wendy Andrews (07) 873-8335/ (021) 039 6816

Event Convenors:

Shearing Phillip Johnston (07) 878 5121
Wood Chopping Chris Lord (027) 553 1995
Horse and Pony Events Warren Clayton Greene (07) 878 7705
Steer Riding Mark Frederikson (07) 878 8385
Children’s Events Adrian Verry (07)878 8582
Entertainment Janice Barclay (021) 529 436
Stalls Lloyd Geange (07) 878 8355