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

 


Youth Sport team travel fund applications open

The latest application round of the Sport NZ Rural Travel Fund (RTF) which assists Ruapehu youth sport teams attend regular local sport competitions is now open.

Youth sport teams with young people aged between five to 19 years who need financial assistance with travel expenses are encouraged to apply.

Ruapehu District Council (RDC) Senior Accountant, Marc Lorentzen, who administers the RTF for RDC on behalf of Sport NZ, said that last year nine local sports teams benefited from the scheme.

“The recipients came from both schools and clubs and involved youth teams playing polo Crosse, squash, rugby and a pony club,” he said.

“Although the Ruapehu RTF has a relatively modest amount of just under $10,000 to distribute every year we try and ensure that we spread the available funds around as many teams as possible while ensuring the teams can make it to their competitions.”

Mr Lorentzen said that anyone involved with a sport’s team whose members fall within the age criteria, and who requires financial assistance for travel to take part in local competition, should definitely make an application.

“Applications close on Friday 14th March with forms available from all RDC offices, libraries and online.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news