A his­tory of com­mu­nity projects

Te Awamutu Courier - - News -

The Hub precinct is bring­ing to­gether a num­ber of ex­ist­ing and planned com­mu­nity and coun­cil projects span­ning decades.

The Rose Gar­dens were es­tab­lished by Te Awa­mutu Jaycees in 1969 and con­tinue to be sup­ported by the Te Awa­mutu Rose Trust.

Te Awa­mutu Beau­ti­fi­ca­tion So­ci­ety (later Keep Te Awa­mutu Beau­ti­ful and Te Awa­mutu Re­serve and Land­scape Com­mit­tee) con­trib­uted the Rose Gar­dens foun­tain and de­vel­oped Pi­o­neer Walk in the 1970s.

Te Awa­mutu Com­mu­nity Pub­lic Re­la­tions Or­gan­i­sa­tion de­vel­oped the In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre (Te Awa­mutu i-Site) with sup­port for the twostage build­ing project from Te Awa­mutu Lions, start­ing in the 1970s.

Com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tion SECTA 2000 fundraised for the Events Cen­tre and Aquatic Cen­tre on the site of the for­mer Te Awa­mutu Sa­le­yards at the turn of the cen­tury.

Fol­low­ing clo­sure of the Te Awa­mutu Camp­ing Ground and re­moval of the skat­ing rink and toi­lets, Sel­wyn Park was re­turned to a pub­lic fa­cil­ity.

Te Awa­mutu Alive ini­ti­ated Te Awa­mutu Walk of Fame in 2001 and worked with Coun­cil to de­velop the award-win­ning fa­cil­ity opened in 2009. Te Wa¯nanga o Aotearoa de­signed and in­stalled the Wa­haroa in 2012.

Te Awa­mutu Play­ground Com­mit­tee fundraised for, de­signed and had Pi­o­neer Park Play­ground built in 2013 and Te Awa­mutu Com­mu­nity Board de­vel­oped a for­mal en­trance to Pi­o­neer Walk.

In 2015 a pub­lic bar­be­cue was added by the Com­mu­nity Pub­lic Re­la­tions Or­gan­i­sa­tion.

Te Awa­mutu’s new li­brary was opened in Oc­to­ber 2016.

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