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!

New Zealand Masters Games Naming Rights Sponsor Secured

  • 28-Jul-17
  • News Media Release

Otago Community Trust signs on as naming rights sponsor for the Dunedin New Zealand Masters Games 2018. Otago Community Trust, one of the largest philanthropic organisations in Otago / Southland, today announces its naming rights sponsorship for the upcoming Otago Community Trust New Zealand Masters Games 2018, further cementing its longstanding commitment to the Games.

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New multi-purpose sports turf for Ranfurly

  • 27-Jul-17
  • Funding Stories

In February the Otago Community Trust provided a $27,000 donation to St John School in Ranfurly. This donation contributed to the stage two cost of their multi-purpose sports turf & equipment project. Stage two specifically concertrated on the purchase and installation of a fence around the turf and the various pieces of sports equipment that would be used on the turf – tennis net, netball hoops, basketball hoops and soccer goal.

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OCT approves $1.2 million in funding

  • 06-Jul-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust approved over $1.2M in donations in its recent June donation round. The June donation round saw the Trust approve its regular annual funding to Otago regional sporting bodies, whereby a total of $967,200 was approved across 36 regional sporting bodies. Among the biggest beneficiaries were Sport Otago ($172,250), Netball South ($110,000) and Football South ($80,000).

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SPCA Otago - Opoho Building Replacement Underway  

  • 05-Jul-17
  • Funding Stories

SPCA Otago launched a $1.5 million fundraising campaign last year to give its run-down Dunedin animal shelter a facelift. The buildings replacement project is long overdue and will allow SPCA Otago to function more efficiently in the future. The Otago Community Trust was pleased to support the SPCA with a $150,000 donation.

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Trust donates $600k to Football South all-weather facility at Logan Park

  • 07-Jun-17
  • News Media Release

Football South has been given a further $600,000 boost for its sport turf development at Logan Park after securing funding from the Otago Community Trust. The donation was approved at the Trust’s recent board meeting, where trustees granted a number of sizable donations across the region.

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