Pool open day

Members of the new Kauri Coast community swimming pool, management committee

A new management committee has been set up to maximise the use of the Kauri Coast swimming pool and is inviting the community along to a free open day on Saturday, October 21, 12pm-6pm.

“We’re excited about it because we’ve got a great facility, but it’s been underutilized,” said committee member Roxanne Kelly.

“We want to start with a big bang,” so the open day will feature family games, prizes, a bombing competition, aqua classes, a bouncy castle and more. 

Dargaville and Te Kopuru swimming clubs and committee members will be there to talk to people as well — with ideas and comments welcome.

The committee came together in August and it’s members each represent a different group or organisation. John Mclean is there for the elderly, Vern Stevens for education and as a pool trustee representative, Roxanne Kelly for Sport Northland, Carlrine and Ross Gillespie for Swimming Northland, Darlene Lang Gent for the Kaipara District Council, Debbie Evans for health, Scott Linklater for Community Leisure Management (CLM) — the company contracted to run the pool — and Lance Warmington as the business advisor.

Since coming together in August, they have discussed new building ideas and formed a building committee. They also want to encourage more elderly residents to use the hydro pool, look into a new pool toy, sports that can be played in the pool, making it 50 metres more often and hosting more carnivals.

The Kauri Coast community swimming pool is at 9 Onslow street, Dargaville.

09 439 1065, kccp@clmnz.co.nz, clmnz.co.nz/kauricoast.


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