Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Lotto players help significant projects get off the ground

6 March 2014

Lotto players help significant projects get off the ground

Lotto New Zealand today celebrates the awarding of over $28 million in lottery funding, enabling significant community projects across New Zealand to become a reality.

Through the Lottery Grants Board’s Significant Projects Fund, Lotto New Zealand provides support to organisations undertaking major community-based projects.

This morning the Lottery Grants Board announced funding for 12 projects including the development of a Museum of Waitangi, the rebuild of Christchurch’s iconic Isaac Theatre Royal, and the construction of a National Aquatic Centre in Auckland.

Lotto New Zealand Chief Executive Wayne Pickup offered his congratulations to each of the grant recipients and is looking forward to following the progress of these key community projects.

“The positive impact each of these projects will have on New Zealand communities cannot be underestimated, with each one leaving a legacy that will benefit generations to come,” says Mr Pickup.

“We’re proud that profits generated from Lotto support projects, big and small, that benefit our local communities and we’re looking forward to watching each of these projects take shape over the coming months and years.”

Lotto New Zealand’s profits are distributed back into Kiwi communities via the Lottery Grants Board, providing a major source of funding for sport and recreation, arts and culture, environment and heritage, and community projects throughout New Zealand.

“Last year alone Lotto New Zealand transferred over $200 million to the Lottery Grants Board, enabling them to support these noteworthy projects in addition to thousands of smaller community projects across the country.

“Thanks to our players we’ve returned over $3 billion to New Zealand communities since Lotto began in 1987, with approximately 21 cents from every dollar spent on our products going straight back into the community,” says Mr Pickup.

Lotto New Zealand is the sole funder of the New Zealand Lottery Grants Board.

A full list of grant recipients can be found here:


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news