Com­mem­o­ra­tions bol­stered

Hamilton Metro News - - News -

An­zac com­mem­o­ra­tions in Ngaru­awahia and Raglan nextmonth will be bol­stered with fund­ing from theWaikato Dis­trict Coun­cil.

Sixty- seven com­mem­o­ra­tive flags will line Great South Rd in Ngaru­awahia through­out April thanks to an al­lo­ca­tion of $ 1500 to the Ngaru­awahia RSA Me­mo­rial Club to cover the cost of erect­ing the flags in sup­port of the 2016 Ngaru­awahia Field of Re­mem­brance project and An­zac Day com­mem­o­ra­tions on April 25.

At its March­meet­ing the coun­cil’s dis­cre­tionary and fund­ing com­mit­tee also voted to al­lo­cate $ 1800 to the Raglan Re­turned and Ser­vices As­so­ci­a­tion to as­sist with the cost of run­ning the an­nual An­zac Day pa­rade and cer­e­mony at the Bow St ceno­taph.

Other events the com­mit­tee voted to sup­port in­cluded the an­nual Tu­ran­gawae­wae re­gatta, with $ 7500 made to the Tu­ran­gawae­wae Marae Com­mit­tee; the Onewhero So­ci­ety of Per­form­ing Arts’ stag­ing of the Vicar of Di­b­ley in Onewhero next month with an al­lo­ca­tion of $ 1357.

The bian­nual Huntly Wear­able Arts event at the Huntly Col­lege Hall on Oc­to­ber 1, with an al­lo­ca­tion of $ 4206 made to Let’s Get To­gether Huntly, an um­brella group un­der theWaikato En­ter­prise Agency.

A num­ber of groups in the coun­cil’s ru­ral wards also won fund­ing to as­sist with main­tain­ing ru­ral ameni­ties. Wood­lands His­toric Home­stead, Gar­dens and Func­tion Cen­tre was al­lo­cated $ 4000 to­wards the cost of pur­chas­ing a new wa­ter foun­tain; Glen Afton Cit­i­zens Sports Club was given $ 3859 to­wards the cost of re­plac­ing the clu­b­room’s en­trance doors.

The Po­keno Com­mu­nity Hall Com­mit­tee was given $ 7000 to as­sist with pur­chas­ing new tables and chairs and the Kar­i­oitahi Com­mu­nity Cen­tre was al­lo­cated $ 4268 to as­sist with pur­chas­ing new tables, chairs and cur­tains.

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