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

 


Wanaka A&P Show to give community groups a share of $25,000

February 26, 2014
MEDIA RELEASE FROM WANAKA A&P SHOW

Wanaka A&P Show to give community groups a share of $25,000


Click for big version.

PHOTO CAPTION
Wanaka Squash Club President Jeff Limmer and Wanaka A&P Show Coordinator Jane Stalker at the Wanaka A&P Showgrounds

Local community groups stand to benefit from about $25,000 in donations in exchange for work at next weekend’s Wanaka A&P Show.

Show owners, the not-for-profit Upper Clutha A&P Society, utilise local groups like the Wanaka Squash Club, Wanaka Rowing Club, the Mt Aspiring College 1st XV team, the Wanaka Fire Brigade, Upper Clutha Lions, Upper Clutha Plunket, Wanaka Yacht and Power Boat Club and Wanaka Cub Scouts to assist with the smooth operation of the Show, held on March 7-8 this year.

All groups receive a contribution to their funds in exchange for work. Jobs include manning the gates, catering for Show functions, operating the bar and cleaning up the Showgrounds after the event.

“It’s vital for the smooth running of the Wanaka A&P Show that we enlist the help of local community groups and organisations,” Show Coordinator Jane Stalker says.

“In acknowledgement of that, and in return for their help and effort over the two days, we are more than happy to give these groups donations to their cause. It’s important for us to give back to the community that supports us. It’s a win-win.”

The Wanaka Squash Club has been manning the gates and collecting money from Show visitors for several years. It’s a big job and requires about 90 volunteers over the two days, club president Jeff Limmer says.

“It’s our only fundraiser of the year so it’s very important for us. We hope to build more squash courts and upgrade the facilities, so this fundraiser will go towards that,” Limmer says.

The Wanaka Squash Club splits the job with the Mt Aspiring College 1st XV rugby team this year.

The Wanaka A&P Show also gives free sites to a select number of registered charitable organisations as part of its support, including Wanaka Preschool, Wanaka Toy Library, #GigatownWanaka, Upper Clutha Plunket, Dr Compost, Dyslexia-help4u, Friends of Wanaka Animal Shelter and the Cancer Society. 

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Arming Police: Frontline Police To Routinely Carry Tasers

"In making the decision, the Police executive has considered almost five years worth of 'use of force' data… It consistently shows that the Taser is one of the least injury-causing tactical options available when compared with other options, with a subject injury rate of just over one per cent for all deployments." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On D-Day For Dairy At The TPP

While New Zealand may feel flattered at being called “the Saudi Arabia of milk” it would be more accurate to regard us as the suicide bombers of free trade. More>>

ALSO:

Leaked Letter: Severe Restrictions on State Owned Enterprises

Even an SOE that exists to fulfil a public function neglected by the market or which is a natural monopoly would nevertheless be forced to act "on the basis of commercial considerations" and would be prohibited from discriminating in favour of local businesses in purchases and sales. Foreign companies would be given standing to sue SOEs in domestic courts for perceived departures from the strictures of the TPP... More>>

ALSO:

"Gutted" Safety Bill: Time To Listen To Workplace Victims’ Families

Labour has listened to the families of whose loved ones have been killed at work and calls on other political parties to back its proposals to make workplaces safer and prevent unnecessary deaths on the job. More>>

ALSO:

Regulators: Govt To ‘Crowd-Source’ Regulatory Advice

A wide-ranging set of reforms is to be implemented to shake up the way New Zealand government agencies develop, write and implement regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Board Appointments: Some Minister Appoint Less The 3 In 10 Women

“It’s 2015 not 1915: Ministers who appoint less than 3 in 10 women to their boards must do better, they have no excuse but to do better,” said Dr Blue. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The 1990s Retro Proposals For Our Health System

As we learned yesterday, the reviews propose that the democratically elected representation on DHBs should be reduced, such that community wishes will be able to be over-ridden by political appointees. In today’s revelations, the reviews also propose a return to the destructive competitive health model of the 1990s. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news