Ukulele Players And Singers Get Community Board Cash

Friday 5 October 2012, 5:36PM
By Far North District Council

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.