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Your voice for Maungakiekie-Tamaki
For more information about
all available funds, visit
funding or contact our offce.
Funding due 5pm
Friday, 28 September 2012
Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board is encouraging
local community groups and organisations to put in
applications for the boards latest grants round.
We have $80,000 and $60,000 available for
community and events grants respectively over
the 2012/13 fnancial year. There are three
funding rounds; applications are due at 5pm on
Friday, 28 September 2012, 22 February 2013 and
26 April 2013.
Local board chair Leila Boyle says the funding
helps groups to provide activities, programmes and
events that make a positive contribution to the
Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board area.
Our local board plan prioritises environmental,
cultural, arts, community development, recreational
and heritage activities, as well as initiatives that
deliver more free community events and support our
young people. We are always keen to assist groups
whose goals align with our own in these areas,
The board usually gives grants of between $200
and $5,000, as we want to distribute these limited
funds widely within our communities.
Funding due 5pm
Friday, 31 August 2012
Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board, along with four
other local boards, allocates community grants from
three funding pools.
Community Group Assistance Fund grants support
a wide range of activities, projects, programmes and
events run by community and volunteer organisations
that beneft two or more local board areas.
The Community Group Accommodation Support Fund
provides fnancial assistance to community groups to
help them meet their accommodation costs.
Grants from both these funds must be between
$2,500 and $25,000; funding pools total $450,000 and
The Auckland City Cultural Heritage Fund helps people
and groups in Aucklands isthmus suburbs to conserve,
restore and protect cultural heritage, including built,
archaeological and Maori heritage. Individual grants are
generally between $2,000 and $15,000, from a total
fund of $50,000.
These three funds have two rounds that close at 5pm
on Friday, 31 August 2012 and Friday, 1 March 2013.
Successful recipients will be announced in October and
Find out more
We need your support and input to help us shape a stronger future
for our area and to bring these aspirations to life. To view the
Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board Plan and fnd out more about how
you can play your part, please contact us.
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Check glasses at stores
National Eyecare Day is on August
25 as part of a month-long initiative
to raise $5000 for The Fred Hollows
Specsavers stores are fixing,
cleaning and checking glasses in
return for gold coin donations for
The Fred Hollows Foundation s
work in the Pacific, giving life-
changing surgery to restore people s
"In the Pacific, four out of five
people who are blind don t need to
be," executive director of the foun-
dation Andrew Bell says. "We work
tirelessly to train local eye health
workers and restore sight to the
needlessly blind, and this is a great
opportunity for Kiwis to support
this vital work."
The offer to clean and check
glasses is available all month, until
August 31. There are Specsavers
branches at Sylvia Park and New-
For information about The Fred
Hollows Foundation see
Clinic replaces closed centre
By ESTHER LAUAKI
Moving on: Adriana Gunder of the Mission Bay Kohimarama Residents Association is
pleased there will still be a medical centre at Eastridge.
Photo: ESTHER LAUAKI
The old White Cross
Accident and Medical
Centre at Eastridge
closed this week but
there will still be a medi-
cal centre handy to Mis-
sion Bay residents.
The site is to remain a
medical clinic with a new
practice under Orakei
Health Services opening
Ngati Whatua Orakei
Health Clinics chief
executive Sean Mahoney
says the new clinic will
have a greater focus on
general practice. It will
also provide extended
hours as well as an acci-
dent and medical service.
Mr Mahoney says the
clinic will be available to
the whole community.
"We are welcoming
new enrolments and will
be providing free care for
children under six. We
are focused on providing
high quality care at an
He says the intention
will be to retain the
breadth of health care
now available at the
clinic such as audiology,
dentistry and physio-
"We were concerned
when we heard White
Cross was to move out of
that site as it is import-
ant to have medical ser-
vices at such an access-
ible location. It would
have been a great loss to
the wider community not
to have those services as
"For those who have
used the clinic pre-
viously, they will still be
able to access health ser-
vices and have a wider
range of general practice
services available to
them, he says.
Mission Bays Kohi-
Adriana Gunder says the
medical centre is needed.
This is good news
because there are so
many people playing
sports and going to the
beach, getting injured
and they need some-
where close by to see a
doctor. Most other gen-
eral practices are closed
on the weekends.
Orakei Local Board
chairman Desley Simp-
son is pleased with the
announcement. We are
thrilled the community
in and around Eastridge
will continued to be sup-
ported by medical ser-
vices. The accessibility
around location was
vitally important to
many of our residents
and to know this is now
staying will be fabulous
news to many.
This will be the fourth
clinic owned by Ngati
Whatua Orakei Health
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