Community calls for gymnasiam summit
Interested in seeing a gymnasium or recreation centre built in Tuakau?
A summit is set to be held on Wednesday 22 March at the Tuakau War Memorial Hall, allowing interested parties to have their say on the possibility of a multipurpose facility being established in the town.
Rather than 'sit around and wait for it happen', representatives from local businesses, schools and volunteer organisations are coming together to hear ideas, and hope to form a committee to begin the project.
"We have a great cross section of people who would like to come on board. We have already had an overwhelming response from the community who are really interested in the idea of a multipurpose facility, so it is now time to get the ball rolling," said Waikato District Councillor, Jacqui Church.  
Tuakau College Principal, Chris Betty and Tuakau Primary School Principal, Margaret Kaa, both agree that a gymnasium in Tuakau is 'long overdue'.
"It is important to have a safe facility for our youth and community to enjoy, including having an indoor, heated pool," said Mr Betty.
It has already been suggested that the land between sports complex and centennial pool could be utilised for the proposed gymnasium.
"Right now, we want to hear what the community wants and to start that conversation. It took ten years for Meremere to get their new hall, but I believe we can reduce that time for Tuakau if we all work together," says Jacqui Church.
The summit will be held from 7pm, and everyone is encouraged to attend.
For more information, contact Jacqui Church on 021 869 976.
CAPTION: Members of the community who would like the possibility of a multipurpose facility being established in Tuakau. From Left. Bronwyn Watson, Miki McGonagle, Margaret Kaa, Rima Taua, Don Clark, Jacqui Church, Holly Jackson, Shaun Jackson, Oscar Jackson, Chris Betty, Ani Taua and Wairua Taua.