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Ap­pli­ca­tions for fund­ing for events in 2018 that com­mem­o­rate the sign­ing of the Treaty of Wai­tangi are now open. The Com­mem­o­rat­ing Wai­tangi Day Fund in­vites ap­pli­ca­tions from groups host­ing com­mu­nity events which pro­mote na­tion build­ing through wide com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion, and en­cour­age the cel­e­bra­tion of an in­clu­sive NZ iden­tity.‘‘Projects that re­flect a part­ner­ship be­tween iwi, marae, lo­cal gov­ern­ment, and com­mu­nity groups are par­tic­u­larly en­cour­aged,’’ says spokesper­son Imelda Bar­gas. Grants are about $3000 each and ap­pli­ca­tions close Oc­to­ber 9. Visit mch.govt.nz or phone 04 499 4229.

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