Pool project gets go-ahead
November 29 - A crucial milestone has been passed with the completion of the long-awaited feasibility study and an agreement signed off between the high school and the new pool operators. Read about it here
Rotary donates $8000
August 8 - Motueka Rotary has donated $8,000 to the pool project, the proceeds of their fundraising boat trip to d'Urville Island.
Bags for Good picks pool project - again
July 28 - Warehouse Motueka has again chosen our project as a recipient of money from its 'Bags for Good' scheme. Shop there and vote for us.
Naming rights sponsor for clock
June 1 - Life Investments Limited have signed up for the $5000 naming rights on the pool clock, which will be used often by competitive swimmers to check their training times.
$25,000 pledge from Leeon
April 26 - Leeon Johnston, of Bayleys Real Estate, has pledged to donate $500 to the pool project from every property sale he makes from now until he reaches the target of $25,000.
An indoor pool for Motueka at last? YES!!
Please help us make this happen. There are three ways in which you could make a donation:
• Online banking
• Send a cheque
As of November 2017 we have raised $200,000
After years of hopes and hurdles, Motueka is now in the position to get its very own indoor community swimming pool. Thanks to an excellent compromise, work is now under way to create an affordable, good-quality pool facility for Motueka.
Good Sports Motueka (GSM), the group responsible for building the Sports Park grandstand and facilities, will thermally enclose the Motueka High School swimming pool in a high-tech construction, add changing rooms for the general public separate from the high school changing rooms, and construct a pool for young learner swimmers.
This will allow ultimately for the pool to be heated, and able to be used for at least half of the year - and longer in later stages of the development. In time a therapeutic pool will be added for year-round use.
In November 2017 a crucial milestone was reached, when the independent feasibility study was complete and signed off by the school, GSM, Tasman District Council and the local swimming club, confirming the viability and design of the pool. (You can download and read the 45-page Feasibility Study here.) Now we just have to complete our fundraising.
No ratepayer funds
will be used in this
project - it's all
Since the start of 2016 the fundraising team has been running many events and accepting heaps of generous donations from the Motueka community. By November 2017 we have raised over $200,000! We are well on the way to being able to apply to large national funding agencies to make up the rest of the estimated $900,000 build cost.
Browse the rest of this website and we'll tell you more about how this will happen, and how you will be able help in this awesome and worthwhile project. In particular, we need your donation.
For more information and updates, please visit our Facebook page "Motueka Community Swimming Pool". And if you want to be part of the fundraising team - in whatever capacity and interest you have - please email us now.