HIDDEN POOL

This plot of land was gifted to the Nukumaru Domain Board in the early 1930’s by H G Birch.  In 1934 they utilized a natural water source to build a substantial system of pools fed by the Ototoka Stream.  It is obvious a lot of careful work went into the building, and although the old diving board has gone you can still see where it was attached.  Used for a while by the nearby Maxwell School and by the general public, it has now fallen into disuse and silt has built up in the pools.  Flooding in 2015 seems to have sounded the death knell which is a shame.

 

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