One Kate leaves as another steps in

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Sport Waitaki’s newest addition is relishing the chance to work in the community where she grew up.

Kate Holland is the new Sport Waitaki sport and recreation coordinator, taking over from Kate Cartwright, who finishes on Friday before embarking on an overseas adventure.

Holland, who is in her second week in the role, said she was enjoying the job.

“It’s great. I am really enjoying it and everyone I’m working with has been great,” she said.

Applying for the job was an easy decision for Holland, with the chance to return to the community she grew up in after eight years away studying in Dunedin.

“I used to go to Weston and Waitaki Girls’ and saw the job and thought it would be a great place to start out because I am familiar with the surroundings and some of the people in the community,” she said.

Holland is looking to follow on from where Cartwright has left off.

“She has done such a fantastic job and everyone in the community is going to miss her a lot and I’m just hoping to carry on with the great work she has done.”

Holland will continue to run the Active Kids’ Holiday Programme and the Gentle Exercise Class for the elderly.

Cartwright said she was confident Holland was a perfect fit for the job.

“She is a great fit. Her background will provide her with knowledge and the skills required, but she is also fantastic with the children and of course the older age group.”

Cartwright said she would miss the job and the local community.

“I’ll miss it heaps. The Waitaki community have been fantastic and I’m sure they will continue to do so for Kate,” she said.

By BRAYDEN LINDSAY

PHOTO: BRAYDEN LINDSAY

FOLLOWING ON: New Sport Waitaki sport and recreation coordinator Kate Holland is hoping to carry on from where Miss Cartwright left off.