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Minister welcomes latest round of lottery community funding


Hon Nathan Guy
Minister of Internal Affairs


13 December 2010 Media Statement

Minister welcomes latest round of lottery community funding

Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy has announced $6,813,063 million in funding for 27 projects through the Lottery Communities Facilities Committee.

“A range of exciting projects around the country have received funding, helping to build or improve important community facilities.”

Highlights include:

• $750,000 for construction of a community house in Southland
• $500,000 to the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Trust
• $750,000 to the Muriwai Lifeguard Service Amenities Trust in Auckland
• $750,000 towards the Regent Theatre upgrade in Dunedin
• $750,000 for a multi-sports facility upgrade in Starling Park, Auckland
• $750,000 towards the construction of a performing arts facility in Porirua.

"These projects will significantly benefit their communities, regions and the whole nation. Without this assistance, most would not happen.

"This shows how lottery funding helps to build stronger communities throughout New Zealand," says Mr Guy.

In total, $153 million will be distributed amongst the community this year from the profits of lotteries such as Lotto, Lotto Strike, Instant Kiwi and Keno.

For more information on Lottery grants and the various distribution committees see www.dia.govt.nz or www.cdgo.govt.nz.

A full list of recipients is attached below.


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Recipient / Region / Purpose / $ Approved
Alexandra Community House Trust / Southland / Contribution towards the construction of a community house. / $750,000
Blueskin Youth Centre Association Inc / Otago / Feasibility study for a multi-use facility. / $11,500
C.H.B District Community Trust / Hawkes Bay / Multi-sports facility upgrade. / $30,000
Christchurch Symphony Orchestra Foundation Trust / Canterbury / Contribution towards building an art facility. / $500,000
Congregational Christian Church of Samoa (Dunedin) / Otago / Community hall upgrade. / $55,934
Far North District Council / Far North / Multi-sports facility upgrade. / $70,614
Glenview Community Centre / Waikato / Feasibility study looking at extending the3 city centre. / $19,920
Kapiti Coast Recreational Turf Trust / Kapiti Coast / Multi-sports pavilion upgrade. / $600,000
Marist North Harbour Rugby & Sports Club / Auckland / Feasibility study for a multi-sport facility. / $17,500
Mossburn Community Pool Inc / Southland / Community sports facility upgrade. / $14,340
Muriwai Lifeguard Service Amenities Trust / Auckland / New community/education facility. / $750,000
Nelson City Council / Nelson / New multi-sports pavilion. / $400,000
Nga Hau Maiangi Incorporated / Auckland / New multi-sports facility. / $400,000
Northland Craft Trust / Whangarei / Art facility upgrade. / $100,000
Onetangi Residents Association Inc / Auckland / Community hall upgrade. / $55,775
Otago Theatre Trust / Otago / Regent Theatre upgrade. / $750,000
Owhango Residents & Ratepayers Society Inc / Ruapehu/Manawatu/ Whanganui / City hall upgrade. / $24,430
Paekakariki Surf Life Guards Inc / Kapiti Coast / Feasibility study for a community facility. / $19,800
Palmerston North Community Arts Council / Palmerston North / Art facility upgrade. / $17,528
Porirua Vikings Rugby League Club Inc / Porirua / Feasibility study for a multi-sport facility. / $19,800
Riversdale Beach Golf Club Inc / Wairarapa / Community/sports facility upgrade. / $150,000
St Albans Baptist Church / Canterbury / Community hall upgrade. / $200,000
Starling Park Sports Club Inc / Auckland / Multi-sports facility upgrade. / $750,000
Vauxhall Yacht Club / Otago / Community/sports facility upgrade. / $55,922
Wanaka Primary School / Wanaka / School/city hall upgrade. / $100,000
Western Springs Association Football Club / Auckland / Multi-sports facility upgrade. / $200,000
Whitireia Performing Arts Trust / Porirua / Contribution towards the construction of a community performing arts facility / $750,000


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