And then there were two...

Vol. 47, No. 9 | NZPA | Wed October 1st, 2014

Two Police Association Holiday Homes in the South Island resort of Hanmer Springs were officially opened for bookings last month. The two, newly built three-bedroom houses, which are next to each other, replace one older home, which will be sold.

Opening of Hanmer Springs holiday homes

Police Association President Greg O’Connor and Hurunui District councillor Jim Harre cut the tape for the new homes in a ceremony last month (pictured left).

The homes are constructed in a similar style to other Police Welfare Fund homes and are fully furnished.

Both homes sleep up to eight people and one house has wheelchair access. They are close to the centre of Hanmer Springs, providing easy access to tourist facilities, including the town’s well-known hot springs.

The construction costs were partly funded from the sale of T-shirts that marked the emergency services response to the February 22, 2011 Christchurch earthquake. The balance of the cost was met with surpluses from Police Welfare Fund General Insurances Ltd.

Completion of this project brings the number of houses in the nationwide network to 60, with further expansion likely in the coming year. For bookings, visit

Hanmer Springs holiday home

Above: One of the two new Police Association holiday homes at Hanmer Springs.

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