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Coastal Walkway Gets Cash For Repairs
Wednesday 30 May 2012, 1:02PM
By Far North District Council


Hospice equipment, streetlights and repairs to a popular coastal walkway were among the items to get funds from the Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Community Board this month.

Grants and funds allocated by the board at its meeting in Russell on May 16 included:

  • $9,797.50 to Hospice Mid-Northland Society to buy beds and other equipment
  • $5,476 to a budget it established last year to pay for extra lights to improve safety in Russell and Paihia’s central business districts
  • $5,300 to repair the Opua-Paihia coastal walkway
  • $4,250 to the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust towards costs of staging the Puff N Pull Festival earlier this month
  • $3,478.26 to Towai Cemetery Committee for mowing
  • $2,895 to Business Paihia towards costs of holding the two-day Catch It seafood tournament in the Bay of Islands last October
  • $1,500 to install extra lighting to improve security in Kawakawa’s main street.


Te Hiku Community Board members voted to buy a mural of Mangonui by artist Greg Mace from Home Comfort Antiques, Kaitaia, for $1000.

The mural will be displayed in a case at Te Ahu Centre where a large mural painted by Greg and carved by Kevin Randle and Ross Gregory has been displayed in the lobby of the community centre since 1985.

The Kaikohe-Hokianga Community Board did not allocate any community grants at its meeting this month. INDEX