Community Stories

A slice of Shag Point history

  • 05-Apr-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to provide a $1,200 donation to the Shag Point Residents Association in December 2015. This donation contributed to the Association’s project of publishing a book of the history of the Shag Point area, including the Shag Point Coal Mine and the history of the early mining days.

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Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club - New twin-hull surf canoe

  • 10-Mar-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust was pleased to assist the Kaka Point Surf Life Saving Club with a $4,500 donation towards the cost of purchasing a twin-hull surf canoe and paddles earlier this year.

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Joss House

  • 27-Feb-17
  • Funding Stories

It is always pleasing to see a project reach completion and this was especially true for the relocation of Joss House. The small nondescript weatherboard cottage was once an integral part of Lawrence's Chinese settlement.

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Supporting the Attitude Programme in Otago Schools

  • 16-Feb-17
  • Funding Stories

The Otago Community Trust is pleased to be once again providing funding support to The Parenting Place – Attitude Division’. The $6,000 donation granted in November 2016 will assist with the cost of presenting the Attitude Programme in Otago schools this coming year. The programme for 2017 is entitled 'Being Me' and provides a guide to friends, identity, puberty and technology.

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Wanaka Search & Rescue – Sub Alpine Training Day.

  • 23-Nov-16
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Wanaka Search and Rescue Sub Alpine training day at Cattle Flat, Mt Aspiring National Park provided an opportunity to look at core skills and competencies around helicopter operations, first aid, stretcher carrying and patient handling in and around low angle terrain, river crossing and awareness and navigation.

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Courageous and Free

  • 16-Nov-16
  • Funding Stories

'Courageous and Free' was officially launched at the Wanaka Public Library on Armistice Day, November 11. Five dedicated Otago authors have spent two years painstakingly collecting stories about Upper Clutha soldiers and nurses who died during World War 1 service.

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Central Otago Wilding Conifer's

  • 24-Oct-16
  • Funding Stories

Committed volunteers in action! Thanks to Phil Murray from the Central Otago Wilding Conifer Control Group for sending us some great photos of the volunteer crew ready to start work on drilling and filling several hundred trees, some quite large, on a QEII covenant site above Conroy’s Rd earlier this month.

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Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations

  • 18-Oct-16
  • Funding Stories

Oamaru has become increasingly famous for its Victorian Heritage Celebrations, with its annual festival attracting visitors from across New Zealand and overseas. This year’s Victorian Heritage Celebrations are themed on ”Medicine in the Victorian Era”. With the fine work of organisers there will be an array of events which will inspire some great costume ideas to don while you enjoy the celebration of our heritage.

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Diamond Lake Native Habitat Restoration Project

  • 29-Sep-16
  • Funding Stories

Thank You to Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust for sharing this great video of the Diamond Lake Native Habitat Restoration project with their recent Accountability report. Produced by Flashworks Media, the video beautifully explains the great benefits of the restoration project.

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Naseby Recreation Park - New Signs for Summer

  • 28-Sep-16
  • Funding Stories

The Naseby Development Charitable Trust (NDCT) was formed in March 2012 to enable the community to construct a family friendly recreation park with mountain biking and walking tracks. Nestled at the foot of the Ida Mountain Range, Naseby is a wonderful place to go when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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