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The Matatiki: Hornby Centre needs a Hydrotherapy Pool!

  • The Hydrotherapy Pool at the Matatiki: Hornby Centre is nearing completion!

      31 January 2024
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    Thank you to all who have contributed to making the Hydrotherapy Pool a reality. We are getting closer to the opening and the complex is looking great, but more funds are needed to complete the task. With all the funding avenues we have used there is still around $200k of the $1.4 million needed to be raised. Please tell your friends and whanau because they still have time to help us! Donate directly via our 'givealittle' page or head over to our 'Buy a bubble' website - . There you can select a 'bubble' with your name on (to be displayed for 10 years at the pool complex) then you will be sent to the "givealittle" page to make your payment. Thanks for your support!

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  • Hornby Hydrotherapy Pool 2023 Progress

      10 February 2023
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    Constuction continues on the Hornby Hydrotherapy Pool and Hornby Centre into 2023. The Hornby Center now has been named Matatiki: Hornby Centre. This name was gifted by Ngāi Tūāhuriri and

    accepted by Christchurch City Council in August 2022. Matatiki means spring of water in Te reo Māori. The name expresses the importance of water as a source of life and wellbeing.

    Unfortunately, the Hornby community will have to wait a bit longer for the facility to open. Work started in November 2021 and was due to be finished early 2023, but the completion date is now slated to be December 2023.

    But this means Hornby Rotary and the Greater Hornby Residents’ Association will continue raising the $1.4m in funding needed for Hydrotherapy Pool under construction at Matatiki: Hornby Centre.

    We are out of the Covid 19 restrictions so now our fundraising continues in earnest.

    Along with the generous Givealittle donations (Thank you!) the club has raised $400,000 with $100,000 coming from Hornby Rotary Club itself demonstrating our commitment to this project. That’s over 30% of the required funding for the Hornby Hydrotherapy Pool project.

    Our team is out and about in the community continuing to fundraise for a great asset for Hornby and greater Christchurch. Know anyone who can help? Please direct them to our fundraiser information site or they can easily contribute to the cause on our Givealittle page

    Thanks, The Hornby Rotary Fundraising Team

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  • Our Hydrotherapy Pool has gotten off to a flying start!

      28 March 2022
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    Firstly, thank you for your donation! Every dollar counts towards our goal of a Hydrotherapy Pool for the Hornby area of Christchurch.

    You will be glad to know the main build of the Hornby Centre Pool and Library Complex is ongoing with piles being driven currently.

    We now have current give-a-little funds of $1070.00

    And can announce that we have funding of $300,000 from the Rata Foundation. We thank Rata for their support!

    This has given the project a good kick start!

    Hornby Rotary are fully motivated and working on other funding sources to keep this project on track!

    If you know of any person or business who might be interested helping us achieve our $1.4 million goal, please get in contact!

    Regards the Hornby Hydrotherapy Fundraising Team

    Hornby Rotary & Greater Hornby Residents Association Inc

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