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Bathrooms painted and Upgraded – October 2023

November 17, 2023

Bathrooms have been painted and a Special Needs bathroom


Cabin Bunks painted, March 2022

April 16, 2022

An MMM team spent a week painting cabin bunks in bright colours and painting the Moeraki Hall doors and window frames.


New Mower Purchased

July 9, 2021

A new ride on mower has been purchased to replace  our two ride on mowers that have come to the end of their useful life.

The Camp Iona Board thanks the Waitaki District Council for a Grant of $2000 that helped with this purchase.

The new mower will make it easier to maintain our lawns.











Upgrades and Improvements to Camp Iona 2018

March 22, 2018

Thanks to a volunteer team from MMM and local volunteers, the old Recreation Room building (10),now renamed the Kakanui Hall, has had a major internal makeover with a modern kitchen installed in the area that was two bedrooms. A servery opens into the hall.

The main room has been converted to a meeting/dining hall with the ceiling being insulated and lined, carpet laid and a glass door installed in the side entrance to allow easy access from nearby cabins. New chairs have been purchased and a heat-pump installed

This enables two smaller groups to use Camp Iona at the same time.

These buildings at the West end of Camp Iona have been named Kakanui Block and include the newly modernized hall kitchen building and cabins 7, 8 and 9.

The buildings at the East end have been named Moeraki Block and include the Moeraki main hall/kitchen complex, cabins 2 to 6 and the separate ablution bock.

The Ken Gemmell Lodge is available separately unless the whole camp is booked. The Lodge bathrooms now have modern showers.

The Confidence Course balancing poles have been renewed.  

2016 Update

December 1, 2016

1-wp_20161204_001A new Large log fire has been installed in the Moeraki Hall in place of the original open fire.