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!


Funding boost for Hawea Flat Link Track

  • 01-Nov-17
  • News Media Release

The Upper Clutha Tracks Trust (UCTT) has received a funding boost from the latest round of donations from the Otago Community Trust. A $30,000 donation was awarded to the UCTT to support the development of the Hawea Flat Link Track. UCTT treasurer John Wellington said it has long been the desire of the Hawea Flat Community to be able to get to Albert Town more directly along the route of the closed Newcastle Road.

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social enterprise

Otago Community Innovators Workshop

  • 25-Oct-17
  • Announcements

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to be working with Community Builders and the Valley Project to provide a one day workshop for community people to explore community innovation, assets, enterprise and capacity building through relationship.

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OCT Donations System Change

IMPORTANT NOTICE: OCT Donations System Change

  • 23-Oct-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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Funding Boost for Green Island Community

  • 03-Oct-17
  • News Media Release

The Greater Green Island Community has received a significant boost from the latest round of donations from the Otago Community Trust.

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OCT Learning Impact Fund gathering momentum, first Innovation Fund awarded

  • 01-Oct-17
  • News Media Release

The Otago Community Trust Learning Impact Fund starts to gather momentum. The Trust launched its new Learning Impact Fund on 1 April 2017 with the aim to encourage new thinking and collaboration. The Fund has been delivered in two tranches, the $1.5million $for$ fund and a separate Innovation Fund. Each fund has been set up as a three-year programme to help assist projects which support the education of Otago’s young people.

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