Opunake medical centre receives $1/2m

Last updated 07:26 19/11/2012

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Opunake's new medical centre has been given half a million dollars by the TSB Community Trust.

In the trust's grants for July, the Coastal Taranaki Health Trust received $500,000 towards the building of the community medical and healthcare facility in Opunake.

More than $2.3 million was given out for the month. Grants totalling $1,330,249.90 were paid out to 62 organisations and individuals and a further 12 organisations were pledged funds totalling $1,053,970, which will be paid out once the applicants meet certain criteria.

Other notable grants included $107,600 to the Wise Better Homes project with $75,000 of that towards insulation retro-fitting for 120 homes, and $119,000 given to the Te Reo O Taranaki Charitable Trust for digitisation of oral history and field recordings, database development and community training course development.

New Plymouth Old Boys Swimming and Surf Club was given $30,000 for rescue equipment, including body boards and an IRB hull.

The full list of the TSB Community Trust's month seven donations for 2012-13 is:

Community:

Taranaki Horse & Pony All Breeds Association $400; Taranaki Morris Minor Car Club Inc $200; Inglewood Christian Life Centre $15,000; Turuturu Women's Institute $200; Women's Institute, Manaia $200; Stratford Community Foodbank $2000; NZ Society of Genealogists, Stratford branch $350; Norfolk Hall Society $350; Okaiawa Hall Society $350; Toko Assembly Hall Society $5000; Tongaporutu Hall Club $7960; Kapuni Floral Art Group $200; Republic of Whangamomona $2800; NPDC, Festival Of Lights $120,000; Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation $10,000; Wise Better Homes Project $107,600; New Plymouth Old Boys Swimming & Surf Club $30,000; Rural Women Toko $200.

Cultural:

Christmas At The Bowl Trust $25,000; Te Aroha Noa Taranaki Trust $10,000; Te Roopu Pukaaka $350; NPDC, Waitangi Day Celebrations $5000; Te Reo O Taranaki Charitable Trust $119,000; Puniho Pa Management Committee $1400; Whakaahurangi Marae Society $22,900; Waitara Community Art & Craft Centre $700.

Education:

Hawera Free Kindergarten $700; Inglewood Kindergarten $700; Opunake Communities Kindergarten Inc $20,000; Parents Inc $5000; Ahititi School Board of Trustees $2100; Frankley School Board of Trustees $2100; Ramanui School Board of Trustees $2100; St Joseph's School, Stratford $2100; Toko School $2100; Turuturu School $2100; Vogeltown School $22,790; Taranaki Employment Support Foundation $27,000.

Health:

Coastal Taranaki Health Trust $500,000.

Individuals:

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Daryl Harding, triathlon $750; Haimona Hiroti, rugby league $1500; Jack Jordan, wood chopping $1500; Jane Parker, netball $1500; Joy Baker, triathlon $750; Jurnee Corrigan, karate $1500; Starlet Peebles, karate $1500; Tony Brownrigg, triathlon $750.

Projects:

Jim Diers Workshop $6750.

Sporting:

Bell Block Athletic Club $4000; Waitara Badminton Club $400; Rahotu Bowling Club $800; Taranaki Golf Association $20,000; Taranaki Junior Golf Society $5900; Three Day Golf Tournament $1400; Urenui Golf Club $10,000; Waitara District Veteran Golfers Society $400; Kapuni Indoor Bowling Club $400; Netball Taranaki $93,000; Taranaki Dragons Inc $400; Surfing Taranaki Inc $100,000; Midhirst Tennis Club $400.

Welfare:

Post Polio Support Group, Taranaki $700.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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