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Alan Hopping’s response to LETTER TO EDITOR

 |  Alan Hopping  | 

I had a great response to Thermal Ocean Village this last week. There was one negative from one member the Mercury Bay Business Association committee and there was one in the Letters to the Editor passed on to me to respond which I am doing.

With due respect to Rose Barrett’s letter and in response to Rose’s view on Hanmer Springs and Taupo AC Baths;

Hot Water Beach is relatively small pooling area – dependent on tides and calm seas – no slides or large lap pools.However, it is hugely popular – up to 1,000 visitors per day.

Hot Water Beach Top Ten Holiday Park does not have hot water on its property, but it is enormously successful due to thier professional management skills and its association with Hot Water Beach.

The Lost Spring is not small. Pre-Covid the Lost Spring ran seven days a week for 12 years – Christmas Day, it was closed to the public.

It was designed to NOT be a Hamner Springs but to be a unique experience representing the boutiqueness and naturalness of this beautiful area in which we live.

The Lost Spring is committed to bringing magic to adult lives – being free of the kids for a short period in their hectic lives. Grandparents and other care givers take care of the kids for a few hours. Parents thank us every day for providing a child-free space for them.

The Lost Spring has four pools from which to choose and a fifth in the tree tops is underway.

The Lost Spring will have 18 spa stations in our Tree Top development within a year. I believe the largest and most beautiful in New Zealand.

Locals currently do laps at The Lost Spring at a cost of $8.20 per swim, but I can see that your writer prefers large public pools rather than a naturalness between Hot Water Beach and The Lost Spring which really does represent the natural environment of our beautiful region.

I had a great response to Thermal Ocean Village this last week. There was one negative from one member the Mercury Bay Business Association committee and there was one in the Letters to the Editor passed on to me to respond which I am doing.

With due respect to Rose Barrett’s letter and in response to Rose’s view on Hanmer Springs and Taupo AC Baths;

Hot Water Beach is relatively small pooling area – dependent on tides and calm seas – no slides or large lap pools.However, it is hugely popular – up to 1,000 visitors per day.

Hot Water Beach Top Ten Holiday Park does not have hot water on its property, but it is enormously successful due to thier professional management skills and its association with Hot Water Beach.

The Lost Spring is not small. Pre-Covid the Lost Spring ran seven days a week for 12 years – Christmas Day, it was closed to the public.

It was designed to NOT be a Hamner Springs but to be a unique experience representing the boutiqueness and naturalness of this beautiful area in which we live.

The Lost Spring is committed to bringing magic to adult lives – being free of the kids for a short period in their hectic lives. Grandparents and other care givers take care of the kids for a few hours. Parents thank us every day for providing a child-free space for them.

The Lost Spring has four pools from which to choose and a fifth in the tree tops is underway.

The Lost Spring will have 18 spa stations in our Tree Top development within a year. I believe the largest and most beautiful in New Zealand.

Locals currently do laps at The Lost Spring at a cost of $8.20 per swim, but I can see that your writer prefers large public pools rather than a naturalness between Hot Water Beach and The Lost Spring which really does represent the natural environment of our beautiful region.


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