A swim club is fighting fight to keep a Christchurch pool open, after finding the City Council made a $5 million blooper.
Embarrassed staff have apologised for mistakenly predicting it would cost $7.7 million to future-proof Wharenui Pool.
Wharenui Swim Club President Chris Averill believes the cost is closer to a less eye-watering $1.5 to $2 million.
He told Chris Lynch the council has said it would reconsider the plan to close the pool if the estimate was lower than the original.
He's hoping it will stick to its word.