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community of Waiau rebuild its swimming pool.
a population of approximately 250 people, was at the epi-centre of November’s
7.8 magnitude earthquake and suffered wide-spread damage as a result.
also claimed the life of a local woman.
of the national and international focus was directed at Kaikoura, Waiau had 39
buildings red stickered (so off-limits to people), compared to 34 in Kaikoura.
local infrastructure badly damaged included the rugby, golf, tennis, netball
and bowling clubs.
Scout Den, playcenter, historic church and cob cottage museum are all red
stickered and the only hotel in the town was destroyed.
farms and families are now facing big challenges as they try to rebuild their
lives and businesses.
swimming pool which doubles as the community and school pool was destroyed
Verdon Kelliher, who resides in Auckland, has started a campaign to get the
“I chose the
pool as a project because the loss of it in particular impacted the kids. My
local mates all said that this would be something that would help take their
children’s minds off the devastation and continuing aftershocks,” Kelliher
the Pool” campaign has provided a much needed lift in morale for the community.
the campaign total sits at $134,000 in cash, and a further $150,000 of services
that have donated.
needed to make this project a reality.
To that end,
today saw the launch of a Trade Me campaign where 50 donated items will be
auctioned off in an effort to raise another $30,000.
The items on
community recently formed a committee to coordinate the new pool project.
the pool campaign has been a rewarding and uplifting distraction from the
effect the earthquake has had on all of us,” the committee’s leader, Emma
Duncan says. “It's
provided something for the locals to talk about and look forward to. We are
really excited about the Trade Me auction and so grateful to everyone who has
donated towards it"
commences on the Trade Me website tonight at 7pm and concludes on March 3
The link to
the auction is trade.me/rebuildthepool