The new Kiwa Pools is due to open in March 2023. The proposed fees and charges for the new complex were approved by Council at their meeting in August. We asked for feedback, which closed 13 October. We recevied 118 submissions.

The fees and charges have been set with the following in mind:

  • The impact on rates of the new facility must be minimised.
  • Fees and charges need to be simplified to make options and choices easier to understand and administer.
  • The cost of entry must remain as affordable as possible to encourage regular community use.
  • Equitable and consistent charges need to be applied to all aquatic based, junior/youth sports codes.
  • Council is committed to improving the water safety skills of Tairāwhiti’s young people by improving access and ensuring cost is not a significant barrier to participation.
  • Discounts for families, elderly and those with disabilities.

The proposed fees and charges

CategoryIndividual entry costUpfront pass cost
Adult casual single entry)$5.80
Adult 10 pass or smart card entry$5.50/visit$55
Children and pensioners$4
Child/pensioner 10 pass or smart card$3.50$35
Under 2sFree
Family pass A – 1 adult and up to 2 children$10
Family pass B – 2 adults up to 4 children$20
Casual aquafit$7
Aquafit (10 ticket)$6.50$65
Under 18 sport entry per session eg. comet, surf,
water polo training (smart card)
Learn to Swim$12/class$120/term
School learn to swimFree pool entry and free lane hire
Lane hire 25 m/ hour (standard)$20
Lane hire 25 m/hour
(discount for long term sports codes and schools)

Lane hire 33m/hour (standard)$30
Lane hire 33m/hour
(discount for long term sports codes and schools)

Lane hire 50m std$40
Lane hire 50m discount$20
Moveable floor area (1/4 of pool)/hour
Moveable floor area/hour
(discount for regular community groups only)
LTS/hydrotherapy pool per hour (standard)$20/third
LTS/hydrotherapy pool per hour (discount for
community groups)
Hydrotherapy suite (specialist)$30 for 30 mins
Dive pool exclusive use per hour$55
Function/family room (business/corporate)$30/hour
Function/family room (community use)$15/hour
Kiwa foyer (out of hours only) – business/corporate$250/hour

Q&As - we answer some of those questions

Make a submission on the proposed fees and charges