Col­lege ex­plores fund op­tions

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Aotea Col­lege has missed out on Lot­ter­ies fund­ing for a fea­si­bil­ity study to turn its au­di­to­rium into a per­form­ing arts fa­cil­ity. The school’s Board of Trus­tees (BOT) deputy chair­man Nigel San­son said there were $26 mil­lion worth of ap­pli­ca­tions to Lot­ter­ies’ Community Fa­cil­i­ties Fund, with just $6.7m in avail­able funds. Aotea was ask­ing for $20,000 for the study, which could rekin­dle hopes for a 500-seat cen­tre in Porirua. Al­though dis­ap­pointed, Mr San­son said they were ‘‘ex­plor­ing other op­tions’’, but pre­ferred to com­ment fol­low­ing the next BOT meet­ing on July 30. Porirua City Coun­cil has been asked to in­vest $500,000 to­wards the up­grade.

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