New Wanaka Swimming Pool Underway

  • 05-May-17
  • Funding Stories

If you are based in Upper Clutha then you will be witness to a great deal of activity around the new Wanaka Recreation Centre as the new swimming pool complex begins to taking shape. Significant progress is being made on the new complex with the outer walls of the three individual pools now in place. A total of 183 cubic metres of concrete has been poured so far to create the main floor slab and secure the plant room’s foundation beams. The main building will be erected over winter once the ground floor structure is completed. Set to open in March 2018, the complex will feature a 25m eight-lane lap pool, a 20m learn to swim pool with separate toddlers’ area and an adult spa pool plus separate changing facilities. 

It will be joined to the existing Wanaka Recreation Centre located at Three Parks off Ballantyne Road which has had a busy start to the year. It is great to see that the new outdoor artificial turf has been getting plenty of use with regular hockey and netball training and matches, while the 'Sport 10' social league - ten different sports over ten weeks - is well underway in the indoor stadium on Monday evenings. Casual play at Wanaka Recreation Centre is welcome for just $5/adults or $2/kids when courts are vacant and no equipment set up is required. Plans are underway to mark its one year anniversary in July so watch this space!


Wharekai Re-development - Te Runanga o Moeraki

  • 20-Dec-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $50,000 donation to Te Runanga o Moeraki in November of last year. Kaihautu Mary-Anne Tipa sent these wonderful photos in recently of the finished facilities.

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$125,000 for First Church Spire Restoration

  • 14-Dec-17
  • News Media Release

The First Church has received a funding boost of $125,000 from the Otago Community Trust. The donation will assist with the major restoration project currently being undertaken on the church spire. First Church announced last week that it would start a public appeal to fund the $600,000 refurbishment of the towering 56.4m spire after much more restoration work was found to be required due to the Church’s Category 1 Heritage New Zealand classification.

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OCT Donations System Change

IMPORTANT NOTICE: OCT Donations System Change

  • 10-Dec-17
  • Announcements

The Otago Community Trust is in the process of updating its systems relating to how we process our Donations and this includes our on-line donations application portal. As a result of this update we are unfortunately not going to be able to approve Donations from December 2017 until the last week of March 2018. Please feel free to contact us should you wish to discuss how this change is likely to affect your organisation – 0800 10 12 40

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Trust provides $2.6M pre-Christmas boost to Otago community groups

  • 08-Dec-17
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust has wrapped up its funding for 2017 with over $2.6 million in donations approved for Otago community groups.

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Cavalcade to Owaka 2018 - New & Exciting Cycle Trail on Offer

  • 01-Dec-17
  • Funding Stories

The 2018 Goldfields Cavalcade promises something new next year with the addition of the Kaitangata Cranksters cycle trail – this will be an amazing ride for keen mountain bikers.

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