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

 

East European immigration project receives grant

29 June 2006

Eastern European immigration project receives grant

The Eastern European immigration to West Auckland in the early 20th century will be documented through interviews and photography thanks to a $1,500 grant from the Creative Communities allocation scheme.

Grants for 19 applicants totalling $42,413.00 were approved at Council’s meeting last night. Due to the relatively low number of applications this round, most recipients were granted close to what they asked for.

Chairman of the Creative Communities Scheme Allocation subcommittee, Councillor Judy Lawley, says the recipients are as diverse as Waitakere City’s many cultures.

“An a cappella group needing funding for a regional competition, a promotion event for struggling artists and a local music festival are just some of the projects that have received funding from this round of grants.

The stories of the Eastern European communities are of particular significance because their immigration to New Zealand has until now been largely un-documented,” she says.

Grant recipient Anabelle Lewis will work alongside local artist Allie Eagle, who is creating a 7m long artwork for the new Civic Centre that captures the essence of the immigration to West Auckland.

“I like my photographs to communicate something about human nature, about people’s struggles and joys.

The opportunity to work alongside Allie Eagle and her studio team as they produce a major work on the Eastern European communities gives me the chance to record in photos and interviews the stories of these people,” says Ms Lewis.

CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME ALLOCATION - SECOND ROUND 2005/2006
No. Group Name Funding Requested Funding Allocated

1.
Auckland Tuvalu Society Inc Application Ineligible

2.
Chinese New Settlers Services Trust $730.00 $600.00

3.
City of Sails Chorus Inc $1,500.00 $1,200.00

4.
Friendship Centre Trust $651.71 $0.00

5.
Hoani Waititi Marae $5,510.00 $3,750.00

6.
Indie Media Group Limited $4,750.00 $4,000.00

7.
Marco Trust $2,201.00 $0.00

8.
Margaret Lewis $4,312.00 $3,500.00

9.
Massey Community House $2,914.00 $2,000.00

10.
Mothers Artists Network $3,860.00 $0.00

11.
Te Airihi Anita Mitchell $2,240.00 $1,750.00

12.
Te Kotuku Kohanga Reo $3,000.00 $2,280.00

13.
Te Ukaipo Mercy Initiatives for Rangatahi Limited $3,280.00 $1,300.00

14.
Anabelle Cameron Lewis $1,800.00 $1,500.00

15.
Antoine Gasperini $5,000.00 $0.00

16.
Class Act Opera Trust $2,600.00 $2,000.00

17.
Handweavers & Spinners Guild Auckland Inc $683.13 $683.00

18.
Phil Tchernegovski $4,052.35 $2,500.00

19.
Te Atatu Schools Music Festival $4,319.73 $4,000.00

20.
Waitakere City Orchestra $2,180.00 $2,000.00

21.
Lopdell House Society Inc $7,425.00 $4,000.00

22.
McCahon House Trust $3,629.00 $3,000.00

23.
Te Tangi Ka'ara Ki Avaiki Trust $2,363.92 $2,350.00

24.
The Tone Zone Health Studio Charitable Trust $5,599.00 $0.00
TOTAL $74,600.84 $42,413.00

WAITAKERE CITY COUNCIL IS MOVING ...

From Monday 24 July 2006 ALL services will be located at Waitakere Central, 6 Henderson Valley Road. The Customer Services 'One Stop Shop' will be on Level 2 of the Administration wing. The 24 Hour Call Centre number remains 839 0400

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Zimbabwe: New Democracy, Or A False Dawn?

Gordon Campbell: Robert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the scenes in Cairo in early 2011, when a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... 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:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election