108 days ago

SWDC Community and Youth Grant Fund Applications Now Open

Amy Wharram from South Wairarapa District Council

There is $157,000 available for distribution for community grants and $75,000 available for distribution for youth grants.
Grants will be awarded to eligible community organisations which contribute to the community in at least one of the following areas (these areas are linked to our Long-Term Plan community outcomes) and meet the criteria as outlined in our Grants Policy:

Arts, museums, heritage and culture (including Māoritanga)
Sport and Recreation
Social and Educational Services
Economic Development

Applications close Thursday 6 August and applicants are invited to speak to their application on Thursday 27th August.

The application form and more information is available on our grants page www.swdc.govt.nz...

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1 day ago

Poll: Should Aayla be allowed to play?

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

A team of keen young Petone rugby league players will forfeit their points and risk disqualifying themselves in an upcoming tournament because one of their star players is banned.
The reason? She’s a girl. Aayla Toman, 13, has been told she’s not allowed to play in the u13 boys’ grade in Wellington’s Pacific Youth Cup because of her gender – something that led her club team, the u13 Petone Panthers, to play her ‘illegally’ all season.
New Zealand Rugby League rules state the maximum age for males and females to play in mixed gender full contact rugby league is 12 years of age.

Should Aayla be allowed to play?
  • 77.1% Yes
    77.1% Complete
  • 22.9% No
    22.9% Complete
376 votes
2 hours ago

Friday Feathered Friend

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

This week we feature Thomas the tūī and a lovely picture and words from by Simon Woolf.

"This is our spring friend, Thomas the tūī , enjoying nectar from a kowhai tree my sister gave us as a present over 20 years ago! The kowhai is such a feature in our garden, having been replanted as a small tree, which hadn't as yet flowered, from our first home in Standen St. Thanks heaps Deb."

2 days ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Who recognises this famous photo from the Stuff archives?
Hint: It has come to represent a pivotal moment in New Zealand history.