Eleven Mangawhai community groups have received a total of $170,000 in grants from the Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account committee. The committee, consisting of three Otamatea Councillors, met at the end of March.
Major projects funded included an investigation in to a wharf in Mangawhai Village by the Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society, continuation of a walking and cycling track along the harbour’s edge by the Mangawhai Recreational Charitable Trust, and funding to continue with planting and preservation of heritage features in Mangawhai Community Park, by the Friends of the Park.
Grant recipients were: Friends of Mangawhai Community Park $15,000; Mangawhai Activity Zone Charitable Trust $35,000; Mangawhai Recreational Charitable Trust $13,800; Mangawhai Harbour Restoration Society $20,000; Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service $7525; Mangawhai Riparian Planting Group $13,228; Mangawhai Library Hall $15,502; Mangawhai Tennis Club $9000. Conditional grants: Mangawhai Football Club $20,000 and NZ Fairy Tern Charitable Trust $20,000.