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

 


Upper Clutha A&P Society gives $60,000 to Wanaka groups

Upper Clutha A&P Society gives $60,000 to two Wanaka organisations

Two important Wanaka community causes are better off thanks to generous donations from the Upper Clutha A&P Society.

The Society, which organises the popular annual Wanaka A&P Show, is giving $50,000 to the Upper Clutha Hospice Trust and $10,000 to social services provider Community Networks Wanaka.

Each donation has been split over two years – the Hospice Trust receives $25,000 this year and the remaining $25,000 in 2015. Community Networks receives $5000 this year and $5000 next year.

Money the Hospice Trust receives will pay for the entire fit-out of one palliative room and family room at the soon-to-be-built hospice at the Aspiring Lifestyle Village on Golf Course Road. Community Networks will use its money to pay for essential operational costs.

Upper Clutha A&P Society president Beau Trevathan says the Society is delighted to be able to give two worthy community organisations some much-needed money.

“We are grateful that the whole Wanaka community supports us each year when we hold the Wanaka Show, which is why we are dedicated to giving back to the whole community in return. We believe these two organisations represent all aspects of the community – from young and old, to sick and needy people living here.”

Hospice trustee Ray Rudkin says the money from the Upper Clutha A&P Society is the largest lump-sum donation that the Trust has received to date: “It came as a complete surprise; we were blown away. Sometimes ‘thank you’ just doesn’t seem enough. It’s a huge help.”

Community Networks manager Kate Murray says she’s grateful for the donation as it makes life easier: “It’s very hard for us to find funding for our ongoing costs like rates, power and phone. The majority of our funding is for one-off projects so to have money for two years to cover operational costs is just fantastic.”

It’s the first time in three years that the Society has been able to give larger amounts of money back to the community, after a period of consolidation and saving to upgrade the woolshed on the Showgrounds. Previous recipients of donations include the Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Fund and the Christchurch SPCA, both in 2011.

The not-for-profit Upper Clutha A&P Society also gives about $25,000 each year to community organisations in exchange for working at the Show. It also awards a total of $3000 each year to people for its Agricultural Scholarship. Three successful applicants get $1000 each for three years.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On The Inadequate Response To Sexual Violence Prevention

On combatting sexual violence, the government has finally begun to undo some of the problems that were of its own making. Early in March, ACC launched the Integrated Services for Sensitive Claims scheme – a package aimed at improving the attitudes of ACC staff towards sexual violence victims, and offering them more substantive support.

Hopefully, this will help to reverse the damage done with the insensitive, punitive ACC policy put in place by the incoming Key government in 2009, which in some parts of New Zealand, saw 90 per cent of sexual violence victims being turned away by ACC. More>>

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

"To Help Families Get Ahead": April 1 Changes Kick In

Prime Minister John Key says Paid Parental Leave, the parental tax credit, the minimum wage and Superannuation will increase, while average ACC levies will fall, and more people will be helped in to home ownership... More>>

ALSO:

Climate: Ministers Exclude Emissions From ‘Environment Reporting'

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

No Retrial: Freedom At Last For Teina Pora

The Māori Party is relieved that the Privy Council has cleared the final legal hurdle for Teina Pora who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sent to prison for 22 years. More>>

ALSO:

Germanwings Crash: Privacy Act Supports Aviation Safeguards In New Zealand

Reports that German privacy laws may have contributed to the Germanwings air crash have prompted New Zealand’s Privacy Commissioner to reassure the public that the Privacy Act is no impediment to medical practitioners notifying appropriate authorities to a pilot’s health concerns. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Taranaki Iwi Ngāruahine Settles Treaty Claims For $67.5mln

The settlement includes a $13.5 million payment the government made in June 2013, as well as land in the Taranaki region. The settlement also includes four culturally significant sites, the Waipakari Reserve, Te Kohinga Reserve, Te Ngutu o te Manu and Te Poho o Taranaki. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Funeral In Asia, The Northland By-Election, And News Priorities

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key attend the state funeral on Sunday of Singapore’s founding leader Lee Kuan Yew? More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire: Not Flag-Waving; Flag-Drowning

The panel choosing the flag options has no visual artists at all. Now, I’ve kerned the odd ligature in my time and I know my recto from my French curve so I thought I’d offer a few suggestions before they get past their depth. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA Reports: Significant Problems In Police Custody

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells. More>>

ALSO:

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security: Inquiry Into GCSB Pacific Allegations

The complaints follow recent public allegations about GCSB activities. The complaints, and these public allegations, raise wider questions regarding the collection, retention and sharing of communications data. More>>

ALSO:

TPPA Investment Leak: "NZ Surrender To US" On Corporates Suing Governments

Professor Jane Kelsey: ‘As anticipated, the deal gives foreign investors from the TPPA countries special rights, and the power to sue the government in private offshore tribunals for massive damages if new laws, or even court decisions, significantly affected their bottom line’. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news