Te Hiku Community Board distributes grants at March meeting
Published on 24 March 2023
Last week (14 March) Te Hiku Community Board held a meeting that was originally scheduled for February but was deferred due to Cyclone Gabrielle.
During the meeting, held at Kaitāia’s Te Ahu Centre, the board granted over $27,000 to two community groups. The grants were:
- $7,393 to Kaitāia City Rugby and Sports Club towards the 125-year jubilee.
- $20,000 to Coopers Beach Bowling Club towards concreting its carpark. $10,000 in the current financial year and another $10,000 from next year's grant fund budget.
A decision on a funding application from Karikari Peninsula Residents and Ratepayers group towards CCTV was deferred pending further information regarding alternative funding sources.
In other business, the board adopted its strategic plan. This sets out the ward's future priorities and aspirations, and will be available to view online. As part of its resolution, the board requested that the council receive the Community Board Strategic Plan, acknowledge that it reflects the Te Hiku ward’s priorities, aspirations, and commits to taking the strategic plan into consideration when it develops the 2024-34 Long Term Plan.
The board also re-established the drainage committees for Kaitāia, Waiharara-Kaikino, and Motutangi. Board appointments to hall and cemetery committees were made, and board member, Darren Axe, was confirmed as representative to the Disability Action Group.
Chairperson Adele Gardner reported on projects in the Kaitāia and Awanui areas and referred to recent concept plan meetings that included the public.