No plans for ice rink to reap­pear

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

There are no plans for an ice rink to be brought back to Porirua.

About 12,000 people came to the Ice World rink in the city cen­tre last Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber.

The project cost Porirua City Coun­cil $271,000, with the bill to ratepay­ers about $100,000 af­ter ticket sales.

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett said there were no plans to have the rink back, though the coun­cil would keep look­ing at new ways to at­tract vis­i­tors.

‘‘ We have to keep look­ing at ac­tiv­i­ties to pro­mote the businesses and what we have to of­fer in Porirua,’’ he said. ‘‘We will con­sider things like ice rinks that tick all the right boxes.’’

Leggett said the coun­cil ran other ser­vices, such as swim­ming pools and li­braries, that did not make money but ful­filled a need.

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