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.