'Magnificent' Omarama hall opened

Photo by Andrew Ashton.
Photo by Andrew Ashton.
Photo by Andrew Ashton.
Photo by Andrew Ashton.

Waitaki Deputy Mayor Hugh Perkins officially opens the redeveloped Omarama Community and Memorial Hall yesterday.

Fundraising to pay for the $650,000 redevelopment of the old World War 2 memorial hall began after the project was first mooted in 2009.

Omarama Inc chairman Craig Dawson said the revamped hall (right) included a gymnasium and a medical consultation room.

It also had broadband internet access, and doubled as Civil Defence headquarters in the case of an emergency.

Deputy Mayor Hugh Perkins said the hall was a ''magnificent building'' that would benefit Omarama in many different ways for many years to come.

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