Horowhenua Mail : June 2nd 2011
7 THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011 The Horowhenua Community Trust NZGM00550 The Horowhenua Community Trust is an Incorporated Society that raises funds for the community through the operation of gaming machines. The Trust has a policy of returning the maximum amount of money into the area where the money was originally obtained. The Trust endeavours to meet on a fortnightly basis and distributes the funding in accordance with the Authorised Purpose of theTrust, as approved by the Department of Internal Affairs. The Authorised Purpose is: • Donations to recognised Educational and Cultural Organisations, and Amateur Sporting Groups, within the local community. • Grants for Charitable purposes, including the relief of poverty or welfare assistance through donations to Social Services or Welfare Agencies. • Grants to Education or Training Organisations through the provision of equipment and/ or scholarships that are administered by the recipient Educational Organisation. • No grant shall be issued to any player or team competing on a professional basis. • No grant shall be issued to any party which will result in commercial advantage, either directly or indirectly, to the Oxford, Manawatu, Post Office Hotels or Albion Tavern. Grant applications can be obtained for the venues at the Oxford Hotel -- Levin, the Albion Tavern -- Shannon, the Post Office or Manawatu Hotels -- Foxton, by telephoning Maria on (06) 367 0274 or by written request to PO Box 643 -- Levin, or on the website: www.hct.org.nz The Trustees of the Horowhenua Community Trust are David Scott, a Factory Supervisor, Maria Whiti, a Community Support Worker, Shaun Stout, a Tradesman, Glenn Hayes, Branch Manager. Our Administration Manager is Allan Beardsley. All due consideration will be given by the Trust to all complete and correct grant applications. All applications must comply with all the conditions printed on the information sheet, the Gambling Act 2003 and its regulations. They must also comply with the Trust's policies. The Trust always reserves the right to decline any application that does not comply with the above conditions or where there is insufficient funding available. Any complaints regarding the distribution of funding should be made in writing and addressed to the Horowhenua Community Trust, PO Box 643 Levin. All complaints will be responded to after being discussed at the following trust meeting. Here's 4 Important Reasons Why You Need To Call Chelsea House #1 We are open from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday-Friday. #2 Our teacher/child ratios exceed Ministry standards so your child receives more individual care and attention. #3 We have a flat fee structure which means you could be paying a lot less for full-time care than hourly rate providers - and meals are included! #4 The Raumati and Levin Centres have both set the standard for care and education on the Coast. 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Long-planned walkway gets funds Shortfall still exists ' This will be one of the great Kiwi tracks, and not just for Te Araroa, but it will be a standalone track. ' Te Araroa Trust chief executive Geoff Chapple By JOEL MAXWELL Pukeatua proud: Te Araroa Wellington Trust members Hugh Barr and Clelia Lind on the Pukeatua track heading toward Pukeatua peak. The long-planned Paekakariki escarpment section of Te Araroa is set for a major cash injection fol- lowing last month s Budget announcement. Te Araroa Trust chief executive Geoff Chapple said the escarp- ment walk would receive a sig- nificant amount of the $1.5 million awarded in the Budget for Te Araroa, a trail running the length of New Zealand. This will be one of the great Kiwi tracks, and not just for Te Araroa, but it will be a standalone track. The Paekakariki escarpment track would cost about $900,000 to complete and replace a road bypass section along the Centen- nial Highway currently used for Te Araroa. It would require a family of funders to complete, with the trust waiting till it secures the full $900,000 before announcing a start date for construction. Mr Chapple said Te Araroa comprised about 300 linked tracks from Cape Reinga to Bluff, and was likely to be officially opened this summer. Meanwhile, keen walkers will have to wait till June 18 to tackle Kapiti s newest section of Te Araroa as the Department of Con- servation adds the final touches to the 14-kilometre Pukeatua Track. Te Araroa Wellington Trust chairman Bill Wakelin said the Pukeatua followed an old forestry trail used by walkers as an unof- ficial track between Otaki Forks and Reikorangi. Paraparaumu trustee Penny Redward first marked out the track as a potential route for the Te Araroa section several years ago, Mr Wakelin said. Some parts of it are quite wide, and quite evident, but of course where it passes through private land that wasn t an official track, so we had to get the consent there of the land owner. The trust gained consent from landowners John and Mary Carter to use the portion of Reikorangi farmland required for the Pukeatua at the end of last year. Once the Pukeatua is opened, the region s section of Te Araroa will run from Island Bay in Wel- lington to Gladstone Rd, Levin. DOC programme manager for visitor assets Wayne Boness said the Pukeatua route required upgraded signposting, marking and clearing of fallen trees. The official track cost about $70,000, the money coming from a fund set aside by the previous gov- ernment for Te Araroa projects. Mr Boness said the track had a similar topographical profile from either direction -- starting about 120 metres above sea level and peaking midway at more than 800m. The Pukeatua would make a good day tramp, but people who head into the Tararua bush would still need to go prepared for sud- den changes in weather conditions, he said. The June 18 opening ceremony starts at 1pm at Otaki Forks, the main western entrance to the Tararua Forest Park. People wanting to walk the track on June 18 can gather at 10am at Schoolhouse Flats at Otaki Forks -- by the Fenceline Loop carpark. The Forks are about 19km inland from Otaki, on Otaki Gorge Rd, where the Waiotauru River and Waitatapia Stream meet the Otaki River. North stronger for clash The annual North versus South rugby match will be played at the Levin Domain on Monday. The Queen s Birthday clash will pit the best players from southern clubs Toa, Paraparaumu, Rahui and Waikanae against the best from northern clubs Athletic, Shannon and Foxton. The match acts as a trial for selectors to look at players for the representative Heartland team. The command of southern teams in the premier rugby competition has resulted in South dominating the fix- ture in recent times. However, community rugby man- ager Aleni Feagaiga said the resurgence of Levin Athletic, and stronger Foxton and Shannon teams, may lead to a more even contest on Monday. Waiopehu College First XV will play Horowhenua College in a cur- tain raiser at 1pm, with the North- South game kicking off at 2.45pm. Airpark seeks new owner Foxton s Foxpine Airpark is up for sale, with owner Jennifer Lester wanting to move on. Mrs Lester has been managing the Bergin Rd airpark since her husband John died last year. The airpark hosts the annual cushion festival which features local talent and is a training facility for the New Zealand Defence Force. Pilot and hand gliding lessons are also provided at the airstrip.
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