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Kaikoura Community Pool

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After the earthquakes, our sports-mad community has lost our pool. We need a new one!

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Kaikoura has always been isolated and our sports-mad community has relied heavily on our Lions Pool, which suffered serious damage in the 2016 earthquake. Sports and recreation is crucial to recovery from a disaster like this, and we would love something good to come out of all the heartache. Please help us raise funds for a new pool facility - this is huge for us and without it life will be pretty tough for our young people, our old people, and the whole community!

The numbers:

The existing pool is insured for $300,000. To build a new facility will cost between four and six million. We have already around $1million in council and philanthropic donations. We have strong interest from funding organisations in investing in this project. The more public funding we raise, the more leverage we have to raise finds from those organisations.

Kaikoura Combined Sports Clubs' involvement (page creator)

This page is administered by the Kaikoura Community Trust. The trust was put in place by the Kaikoura community, with the support of Kaikoura District Council. The trust is overseeing the building of the new pool, with the future of Kaikoura firmly in mind. In a ratepayer survey in January 2017, a new pool and an indoor sport and recreation centre were identified as the clear number one and two priorities in the recovery effort.

The Combined Sports Clubs was set up to raise money for new sports facilities, and all funds raised through this page will go towards a new pool complex.

About us

Kaikoura Combined Sports Clubs was set up prior to the earthquake for fundraising for local clubs. We are now using this non-profit as a central place for fundraising for a new pool for Kaikoura after our pool and other facilities have been damaged or destroyed.

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Latest update

Kaikoura Pool Update  21 February 2018

Thankyou to all the amazing people who have donated so far. It has been a very busy year - we have now completed an independent feasibility study for the new pool and are working hard on securing a site.

Now that we have a better idea of what the project will be, we have re-opened this page (see below).

Our community is deeply grateful to anyone able to share this page and promote the project. We will be updating regularly, but please feel free to contact us for more information.

Thanks again,

Kaikoura Sport & Recreation Leadership Team

Project Description

• The covered, heated pool will operate year-round and include: 25m five lane stainless-steel pool with ramp access, 6m x12m learners pool, and wet play area for toddlers.

Funding Requirement

• The estimated capital cost to establish this facility is in the range of $7 - 9 million.

• The leadership team has presented to several funders with positive feedback.

• We have secured funding from the Kaikoura District Council and private donors, and continue to fundraise through our community.

• The current shortfall for this project is approximately $1 - 3 million.

Timeline For Completion

The opening of this facility is set for the 30th of April 2020.

Latest donations

  • AJ Drainage

    AJ Drainage on 14 May 2019



  • Wright

    Wright on 12 May 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 03 Apr 2019



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 13 Mar 2018


    Good luck! I have great memories swimming in that pool as a kid.


  • mark f

    mark f on 07 Feb 2018



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