Sunday, June 23, 2024

Pool delays leave Kaitāia locals high and dry

The opening of Kaitāia’s new Te Hiku Sports Hub and pools facility has been pushed out to March, leaving locals with no public town pool over summer.

Far North District Council had hoped the new eight-lane swimming pool, kids splash area, hydrotherapy pool, and learn-to swim pool would be ready in time for summer, but say that delays in obtaining some of the pools reticulation pumps and systems mean the opening is now expected in March.

“Unfortunately, the old Kaitāia Memorial swimming pool cannot reopen to fill the gap. The 70-year-old facility was closed permanently last April, and it is estimated that bringing the pool back up to standard and reopening it for one last summer would cost ratepayers well over $100,000,” Council said in a statement.

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