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!

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Grant secured for Roys Peak communication facility

  • 09-Apr-18
  • Media Release

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $66,500 grant to the Upper Clutha Radio Telephone Users Association (UCRTUA) in its first donation round for 2018. The Wanaka community group has been seeking funding to upgrade the communications facility on Roys Peak.

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Funding Portal Now Closed

  • 18-Mar-18
  • Announcements

Our application portal is now closed and will remain closed until the 30th of April 2018 to ensure a smooth transition as we move to our new on-line system.

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Research base at Long Point a step closer with $50,000 grant

  • 28-Feb-18
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to award a $50,000 grant to the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust in November last year, to help establish a yellow-eyed penguin field research base at Long Point in the Catlins. The yellow-eyed penguin or hoiho is a penguin native to New Zealand. However, this native species is the world's most endangered penguin. Some researchers fear that the hoiho could be marching towards extinction by 2060.

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Life Education - Learning with Harold the Giraffe 

  • 28-Feb-18
  • Funding Stories

Life Education is a charity that educates and empowers children to make healthy choices so they can live full and healthy lives. Our Communications & Marketing Coordinator was luckily enough to have a sneak peek into the Coastal Otago Life Education mobile classroom last month during its visit to Maori Hill School in Dunedin and viewed first hand their amazing new 3G screen in their mobile classroom.

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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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