50 days ago

Whatawhata Community Facility Fundraising - grants of $290,000 announced

Noel Smith Councillor - Newcastle Ward

The steering committee supported by the Waikato District Council staff have just achieved two major grants for the facility.
Trust Waikato has announced that it has granted $210,000 for the building of the facility and the WEL Energy Trust has today announced that it is granting $80,000 towards the facility. When combined with the Waikato District Council grant of $250,000 and the $20,000 already raised by the community, fund raising currently stands at $560,000.
So its time to celebrate and join in the fund raising. A meeting of the WRRA fund raising committee is being held this Sunday at 2pm at the Village Cafe and all interested persons are encouraged to attend. Councillor Noel Smith, a member of the steering committee said 'It is fantastic news for the community and hopefully the Lotteries Grants Board will also be as supportive when they receive an application from the steering committee".

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New rapid reaction armed police teams will form in three districts, including Waikato, after the Christchurch terror attacks prompted a review of firearms emergencies.
On Friday, Police Commissioner Mike Bush cited "growth in organised crime" and the impact of methamphetamine-fuelled offending as factors justifying the new teams.
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