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New Waipawa pool to open with a splash!

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The Waipawa and Districts Centennial Memorial Pool is set to officially open on Friday 8 March - all 540,000 litres of it.

At an official function on Friday 8 March at 3.30pm, the pool will be blessed with official proceedings to open the pool, followed shortly after by an afternoon of community fun including free ice blocks, sausage sizzle and of course swimming!

The new $1.2 million pool, reconstructed by local company Lance Jacob’s Construction Limited, was a key project consulted on in Central Hawke’s Bay District Councils 2018-2028 Long Term Plan. The pool features a new 25-metre pool, play pool, wheelchair accessibility ramps into both pools and all new filtration and reticulation.

Council committed $650,000 in the first year of its Long Term Plan to the two-stage project, with a local community Project group fundraising the balance of some $550,000 for the project. Fundraising is well underway with the group honing in on their fundraising target.

"They are close, however still need support from our community to get the fundraising over the line", says Doug Tate, Group Manager Customer and Community Partnerships. "Under the leadership of Bruce Stephenson, the group have done an outstanding job getting us to where we are today".

Any individuals looking to make financial contributions or support the fundraising efforts can contact the Projects Funding Co-Ordinator Pip Burne by email or follow the project on the Waipawa and District Centennial Memorial Pool facebook page.

The Official opening starts at 3.30pm on Friday 8 March with speeches and a community blessing, followed by an afternoon of family fun with free sausage sizzle, iceblocks and fun!

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