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Alice Harrison
The closure of almost 300 school swimming pools in the past decade has been linked to New Zealand’s horror youth drowning rate. Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty has called on the government to relax pool “regulations” imposed on school boards of trustees or ensure council-owned facilities were opened up for […]

Loss of school pools linked to drownings


LAPPING UP OPPORTUNITIES: GDC chief executive Judy Campbell, a former learn-to-swim teacher herself, says a new learn-to-swim pool would not require a large space.
But don’t hold your breath for hot pools and a learn-to-swim facility. A $10 million project to redevelop Gisborne’s Olympic Pool Complex could include hot pools and a new learn-to-swim facility, but children learning to swim now will likely be adults by the time it is completed. Redevelopment of the […]

Big plans for Olympic Pool








Taradale rallies to save its pool - Marty Hantz said reaction was huge.
Since it was announced the Greendale Pool in Taradale would be closing its doors in December there had been a deluge of calls offering support and ideas to keep it running and the organisers of a public meeting this weekend are hopeful that support will gain further momentum from it. […]

Taradale rallies to save its pool


What a couple of wonderful days we had swimming the Cook Strait.  The weather was with us, which always helps. The Preschool sung a beautiful Karakia to set us up, we then were lucky enough to have three wonderful people to get us started with a few lengths, Paul Reese […]

Well, we did it!