Hurling my four-foot frame off QE2’s 10-meter platform is among my fondest of memories. Playing in the water with my friends, the lack of gravity - in that moment nothing else seemed to matter. I’ve come to understand the smile that beamed from my grandmother looking on from the poolside. Times like these are important for children, just having fun in the water.
Unfortunately, not all Christchurch kids currently have access to this kind of fun.
For thirty years, the Linwood Central and Heathcote community board have listed a community pool facility as their number one priority.
Year after year they were told to wait.