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MELA Funds awarded for 2019

Media Release

15 August 2019

MELA Funds awarded for 2019

At its recent committee meeting, the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) Committee awarded a total of $118,754.55 of funding to various community projects around the Mangawhai Harbour.

On the MELA Committee is Deputy Mayor Peter Wethey and Councillors Libby Jones and Jonathan Larsen.

The Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) is managed under the Mangawhai Lands Empowering Act 1966 [sic]. MELA was created on dissolution of the Mangawhai Harbour Board, which had significant assets in the Mangawhai area. The cash and income from land assets not transferred to the Northland Harbour Board for port purposes, were invested to provide grant funding for community groups in the Mangawhai area (that being a defined area around the Harbour).

The following grants were awarded;

Mangawhai Activity Zone Shade sails including installation,
curved retaining walls and earthworks
Mangawhai Domain Showers, plumbing and gas fitting $26,259.02
Mangawhai Heads
Volunteer Lifeguard
Service Inc
Architect, engineer, first aid supplies
and rescue boat fuel, repairs and
Mangawhai Historic
Village Trust
Computer hardware $1,470.43
Mangawhai Museum and
Historical Society Inc
Story boards, graphic work, acrylic
display cases, supply materials for Fairy
Tern exhibit and re-design of birds on
sand dunes box display
Mangawhai Public Library 20 deluxe folding tables $6,461.85
Mangawhai Tennis Club Refurbishment of four Tiger Turf courts $2,840.00
Mangawhai Tracks
Charitable Trust
Contribution towards timber and posts
for boardwalk


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