Pools to open
Christchurch’s council-run outdoor pools are gearing up to open for the summer this long weekend. Children and families can enjoy a dip at the Christchurch City Council’s Waltham Pool, Te Ha¯pua: Halswell Centre Pool, Lyttelton Pool and the outdoor swimming pool at Jellie Park from Saturday. All will remain open until April 3. Governors Bay and Belfast community pools also open on Saturday. Templeton Pool opens on December 2. Paddling pools also open that same day at Abberley, Avebury, Edgar MacIntosh, Scarborough, Spencer, Woodham parks and the Botanic Gardens. Halswell and Waltham Pools will be open for limited hours until December 3. From December 4 they will open from 6am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 8pm on weekends and public holidays. Lyttelton Pool will be operated by the council from 12pm until 7pm, Monday to Sunday.