35 days ago

He Puna Taimoana Truth

Soozie from South New Brighton

There seems to be an awful lot of negativity from the other side of Christchurch bringing with it wrong information.
For those unable to search for the truth on the website, here is a few simple answers for you.
1. The cost for visitors - outside Christchurch and/or foreign is $18.00
2. The cost for a Christchurch resident is $14.00
3. The cost for a Gold card or Community card holder is $10.00
4. The current Alert level allows only 50 people at a time, so your time limit is 2 hours
5. When everything returns to some normality there probably will not be this time limit
6. The pools are small yes, if comparing to elsewhere, but New Brighton is not elsewhere - these pools are here not there.
7. There is a sauna, a steam room and a plunge pool as well as 4 other good sized pools and there is a disabled hoist. And soon the cafe will be open too.
8. The easterly is the same one that crosses the whole city, the boundary fences have been built to minimise the wind
9.The surrounding street upgrade and the new free childrens playground next door enhances the foreshore along with the pool complex.
10. The new clock tower (still awaiting hands so is really not a clock yet but is still a tower) has had a facelift and is the gateway to the pier.
11. In the evening as the sun sets, and the sea is calm, and the breeze is just a breeze, and the pier is lit up, there is no better view.
12. Yes, the business area certainly is not as it could be, but it will be one day - there are some amazing coffee and food options and other hidden gems in amongst that rubble and all are worth exploring - not to mention some of the best murals in the city.
13. I suggest those who think NB is a dump, needs to look with different eyes, perhaps you haven't been here for a while, perhaps your impression is someones else's perception, not yours - come on down and see for yourself.
But before you do come, go online, you may as well book a slot at the pools while you are here eh? www.hepunataimoana.co.nz...

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Ferrymead: Office/conference/function rooms available to rent.

Bernard from Sumner

Situated in the amazing Heritage Park, Ferrymead, secure and versatile accommodation, offering ample free parking. Very reasonably priced by Ferrymead Lions Charitable Trust.

Comprises 2 adjoining meeting rooms/office spaces (48 & 78sqm) which comfortably seat 40 people each (tables and chairs provided). These can be combined for larger functions.

There is a Board/Committee meeting room (40sqm) suitable for about 15 people.

Kitchen facilities that can cater for 40+ people (24sqm), include all utensils and tableware. Cooker, fridge, H&C water, 2 ovens. Service hatch/bar.

The building is air conditioned and has its own integral toilet facilities, including one for the disabled.

At present the rooms are furnished with tables and chairs, but other arrangements may be considered.

Single session bookings are available, but in order to reduce management commitment, we would give preference to longer term tenants.Typical rental costs:

Single sessions (morning, afternoon or evening) $35 to $45, depending on room. Kitchen and catering facilities additional $30. Typically an evening social for 30 to 40 people (sorry, no rowdies!) with bar and kitchen facilities comes in under $100.

Regular/ongoing hirings work out cheaper and start from $100 per week.

For further information please contact

Bill Newsom 3849130, mob.0212173919

Dick Arnst 3842495, mob.0221397341.

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