Murchison Sport, Recreation and Cultural Centre is the realisation of a vision. A dedicated committee of volunteers plus the entire Murchison community spent six years planning, consulting and fundraising to make their dream a reality.
The support of the community was overwhelming. Businesses, families, sports clubs, service organisations, individuals …. everyone helped one way or other. The support was recognised in the form of the 2008 TrustPower Nelson Tasman Supreme Community Award; a Special Award at the 2008 TrustPower National Community Awards; and the 2008 National Fundraising Award for Excellence in Capital Campaigns.
The 15 metre long Buller River Mural inside the Centre memoralises all those who donated towards the Centre fundraising and there are also business advertisements within the Sports Hall and naming rights of many of the rooms.
In particular we’d like to thank:
Trees & Bees Ltd
H & G Properties
Murchison Rugby Club
Murchison Four Square
AJ Pettigrew & Partners
Buller Gorge Swingbridge Ltd
Lottery Community Facilities Fund
Canterbury Community Trust
Nelson Pine Industries Ltd
Tasman District Council
Murchison Lions Club