Board funding to benefit Kaikohe tamariki

Published on 22 May 2023

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Funding from Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board could help around 800 Kaikohe tamariki attend the Wonderland Glow Show at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri next month.

The Wonderland Glow Show is a live performance delivered by the Little Green Man Productions – Ngā tangata kakariki. The show uses giant glow-in-the-dark puppets to inspire children and promotes literacy, reading and te reo Māori as 'superpowers'. The stage show is aimed at young children up to seven years old.

Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board granted the Living Theatre Company $2500 during its 10 May meeting to help the company’s eight cast and crew stage the show and specifically to offer tickets to Kaikohe-Hokianga Ward residents. The show will be performed on 20 June at the Turner Centre in collaboration with Far North Libraries. Go to the Glow Show Company website to find out more.

During the same meeting, the community board granted the R Tucker Thompson Youth Sailing Trust $4000 to enable two students from the Kaikohe-Hokianga Ward to attend a tall ship youth development programme. It also granted $880 to Rāwene Golf Club to help stage a Golf Fun Day tournament that will raise funds for Hauora Hokianga.

For further information about Community Board funding and how to apply, visit the Community Board funding page on the FNDC website.