Fiordland pool says thanks for backing us
'Thank you to the town for getting behind us'HANNAH MCLEOD
The Fiordland Community Swimming Pool is about to reopen its doors after structural problems forced its closure last year.
Fiordland Community Swimming Pool Association vice president Paul Young said the pool would be open on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm, with free entry.
"It's a thank you to the town for getting behind us and helping out."
Mr Young said the amount of money raised came to about $250,000. Donations included a $163,670 Lotteries grant, $45,000 from the Community Trust of Southland, $15,000 from the Kepler Challenge, and $30,000 from the Te Anau Community Board and Southland District Council.
"The great thing about Te Anau is we knuckle down and get things done, we fundraise, whatever is needed," Mr Young said.
He said the pool had been there for 30 years, and there was no way the community was willing to give it up. More work was planned for the next off-season, with the association hoping to upgrade the shower and toilet facilities.
The Fiordland Community Swimming Pool's season starts on Monday, October 14, and runs until March 31. email@example.com
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