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Seems to be good now'
FROM THE FRONT PAGE
manager Alan Dickson
In something of a surprise, Warepa
School pupils will be the first to try out
the upgraded, and controversially de-
layed, Balclutha Centennial Pool starting
The sessions were supposed to start on
Monday but issues with the heating and
leaks in the pool and roof --- part of a
frustrating eight-month delay --- meant
the council could not open it.
Clutha District Council corporate ser-
vices manager Alan Dickson said he
hoped the pool would be officially open to
the public in time for the
school holidays, starting on
Monday, October 1.
''We want to start off really
slowly with some school
classes and make sure
everything is working prop-
The only issue remaining
was the water leaks, he said.
''We have identified the
problem now and it will be
''The heating seems to be
good now, I think it was just
a matter of getting the settings right and
putting some effort into commissioning it
Mr Dickson said he was ''really happy''
that the pool was opening.
''It would have been better to have it open
a little bit earlier but I think people will
be pretty happy with the finished project.
''We just want to get it open
and make sure it's working
Lund South managing direc-
tor Russell Lund, from Dune-
din, has apparently been
reported as saying much of
the unforeseen work was
created by the sub-standard
designs the council provided.
He said the company had
thrown everything it has at
the project, and only built to
the plan it was given.
Mr Dickson, though, said
there had never been a dispute between
the council and the contractor.
''There are not any issues with the plans
that I'm aware of but I'm not a builder, of
''There are always issues with refurbish-
ing old buildings. Not everything can be
made plain at the start.''
Life membership a tribute to founders
Pictured, from left,
Michie and Hazel
Michie with their
Three founding members of the South
Otago sub-branch of the Otago Diabetes
Society have been honoured with life
Bryan and Hazel Michie and Roselynne
Mitchell joined the society in 1981 and
have held executive and committee
Their citations disclosed their consistent
work for the society, with Mr Michie and
Mrs Mitchell taking on the president
duties at various times, and Mrs Michie
filling the secretary's role for many
As well as the official duties of these
roles, they have organised meetings and
speakers and baked for suppers as well as
opened their homes for meetings, visiting
national diabetes people and celebratory parties. They have all been involved in
publicising Diabetes Awareness Week and providing information for people
newly diagnosed with diabetes.
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