Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Community facilities grants distributed


Community facilities grants distributed

North Shore City Council has just distributed $774,000 to support key community facilities around the city.

Recipients of grants from the council's community facilities fund include a mix of citywide and local sports and arts groups. Among them are the North Shore Events Centre, Netball North Harbour, the Devonport Museum, Shepherds Park Squash and North Harbour Table Tennis - which numbers among its members Olympians Li Chunli and Karen Li.

The chairperson of North Shore City's community services and parks committee, Margaret Miles, says the recipients represent a broad range of community-based activities around the city.

"It is an important recognition of the valuable role these organisations play in adding to the well-being of our city," she says.

Councillor Miles says her committee faced a difficult task this year deciding on recipients for the grants.

"This year we had 25 groups expressing interest in this fund, and the final applicant pool of 16 requested more than $2m in funds for projects totalling $11.7m.

"While our funding is only a modest portion of recipients' total project costs, it is a critical element in helping them gain the additional financial support they need for their projects from other sources, and bringing significant additional funds into the city," Margaret Miles says.

The grants allocated are:
* $85,000 to North Shore Events Centre towards its catering and cafeteria upgrade
* $85,000 to Netball North Harbour to upgrade courts at Onewa Domain
* $69,000 to North Harbour Hockey for turf replenishment
* $135,000 to North Harbour Stadium towards the oval redevelopment
* $150,000 to Harbour Sport
* $80,000 to North Harbour Table Tennis towards an extension of its Akoranga clubrooms
* $30,000 to Takapuna Lawn Tennis towards court resurfacing
* $25,000 to Shepherds Park Squash Club to extend the clubrooms
* $75,000 to the Real Theatre Company towards redeveloping the Devonport Cinema
* $40,000 to the Devonport Museum to improve access to exhibits.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>

 
 

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>

ALSO:

Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>

ALSO:

Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>

ALSO:

United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>

ALSO:

Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election