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Source: Auckland Council

More than $40,000 has been allocated in the first round of Manurewa Local Board quick response grants.

Several sports groups received grants, including the Manurewa Croquet Club, which received $2000 for new balls, and Te Pou Herenga Waka Ama Club, which got the same amount for costs associated with attending the sport’s national competitions next year.

There was funding too for arts groups, with $1573 for the Tuatara Collective for theatre production costs and $2000 for the Interacting Theatre Trust towards costs for film and drama classes at Nathan Homestead for people with disabilities.

Community groups across the age-range also benefitted, with $2000 for the Independent Living Trust for venue hire, transport and end of year celebration costs for the weekly tai chi programme, while children at the Weymouth Playcentre can look forward to new art equipment and toys, having been granted $1973.

Board chair Joseph Allan says it’s always a pleasure to support local groups doing good things in the community, and deputy Melissa Atama says it was pleasing to be able to support groups and organisations from across the board area.


  • Sonja Edwards, $1000, Totara Park Get Fit, Stay and Play Day costs
  • New Netball Team Ltd, $2000 Northern Stars home venue costs
  • Independent Living Trust, $2000, costs for weekly tai chi programme
  • Tuatara Collective, $1573, costs for a theatre production
  • Erica Harris, $2000, Mt Maunganui half-marathon costs
  • Youthline, $2000, towards Manukau centre manager salary
  • Weymouth Playcentre, $1973, art easels and toys
  • Guardians of Our Children, $2000, Manu Tukutuku parenting workshops
  • Manurewa Croquet Club, $2000, new croquet balls
  • Reina Vaai, $990, illustrate and deliver books to Manurewa children
  • Blue Light Ventures, $1960, Street Smart handbooks
  • Manurewa Playcentre, $2000, paving costs
  • NZView, $750, transport for vision-impaired people to courses
  • Mixit Trust, $2000, production at Nathan Homestead & Botanical Gardens
  • Interacting Theatre Trust, $2000, film and drama at Nathan Homestead
  • Elvis in he Gardens, $2000, event contribution
  • Te Pou Herenga Waka Ama, $2000, costs to attend nationals
  • What Hope Community Trust, $2000, youth club hire costs
  • Totara Hospice, $554, patient care bags
  • Scouts, $1692, Weymouth Sea Scouts equipment
  • Manurewa Athletics and Harrier Cloub, $2000, prizegiving costs
  • Life Education, $2000, workbooks for Manurewa schools
  • Children’s Autism Foundation, $2000, costs for drop-in mornings
  • Teariki Tuiono, $2000, Clendon School Te Manurewa o Tamapahore launch.