Ukulele players and singers were the big winners in the latest allocation of community grants by the Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board.
The board decided at its September meeting to give Te Kura Taumata o Panguru $800 towards $5,411 costs of taking 24 children to Auckland in December to play in the New Zealand Ukulele Festival.
It gave Kaikohe East School $247.50 towards $495 costs of taking 45 children to the Turner Centre, Kerikeri, in November to sing in a World Vision ‘Kids for Kids’ choral concert.
The board also requested that $820 of community grant funds be used to paint a parallel parking space on Broadway and an angle parking space on Dickeson Street blue for motorists with mobility permits.
The board declined a community grant request from Te Kura Taumata o Panguru which sought $3000 to celebrate its 50th jubilee in December.