Katch Katikati will take over the management of the Katikati Visitor Information Centre (VIC) from Western Bay of Plenty District Council on July 1. For the first couple of months while council is still at the main road premises, the information centre will be running under the current hours and conditions, but come the summer season they will be looking at extended hours. Katch Katikati’s Jacqui Knight says they are looking for volunteers to help in the VIC predominantly for weekend shifts. Although volunteers will man the VIC desk, there will always be another person on to ensure safety and security. Anyone keen to help out can contact Kristin on 549-5250.
Katikati Rotary Club wants old car batteries. Rotary has been organising the battery collection for many years as it helps fund projects in the community. People can drop off old car batteries to the Auto Super Shoppe in Sheffield Street, Auto Electrical Services in Main Road and at Northern Automotive Truck and Tractor in Wedgewood Street. Rotarians can also pick up batteries. Contact Hugh 027 458 8142 or Rod 027 590 9710.
The New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) awarded grants totalling $450,291 in the Bay of Plenty in May. One of the benefactors was Whakamarama School that received a grant of
$15,587 towards repairs and upgrade of the school pool. The Youth Development Trust Western BOP also received a grant of
$15,000 towards costs associated with Wilderness and Community Challenges Programme.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful (KNZB) has partnered with G.J. Gardner Homes, to build Clean Up Week and make it bigger and better than ever before. Registrations open on July 2 for G.J. Gardner Homes Clean Up Week, which runs from September
10-16. Clean Up Week is the largest national Clean Up in New Zealand and G.J.Gardner Homes are proud to be committing to the event for the next three years. In
2017, KNZB encouraged 48,000 volunteers to take part in 699 events nationwide. For more information, or to register for Clean Up Week contact Katch Katikati on
549-5250 or email email@example.com
PALLETS of car batteries for recycling.