A total of $132,320 has been awarded in the latest funding round for the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA).
Funds include $20,435 to Mangawhai Activity Zone for two shade structures for the skate area, surface clean treatment, and repainting the white lines on the soccer field; $19,000 to the Mangawhai Domain Society for hardfill material, labour and hire equipment, and some new aluminium doubleglazed windows and labour; $10,000 to Mangawhai Waka Ama to help pay for a new six-person waka; and $16,127 to Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service for construction of a new roof over decking areas.
Other groups including NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust, Mangawhai Library Hall Trust, and Mangawhai Football Club also received funds. The full list of successful recipients can be found on kaipara.govt.nz/ mela.
Chair of the MELA Committee, Councillor Peter Wethey, was pleased to see a wide range of groups receive much needed funding in this latest round. “Mangawhai is home to many organisations who work tirelessly for our community.
We’re delighted to allocate funding for these exciting projects that will see immense benefit for the area.” Previous projects that have received MELA funding include Mangawhai Public Library for folding tables, Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust to contribute towards the boardwalk, and Mangawhai Domain for showers and installation.