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The latest news on our Giving Back, retail & hospitality announcements and West Auckland community news.

Million Dollar Mission 4 Finalists Announcement

Million Dollar Mission 4 Finalists Announcement Thank you to each and everyone of the organisations who applied for a share of funding from Million Dollar Mission. We received a record 167 applications from organisations looking to make a difference to West Auckland. The applications were reviewed by Janet Clews & Ami Chand (Portage Licensing Trust),…

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The Trusts continue to discuss Living Wage

The Trusts continue to discuss Living Wage Portage Licensing Trust has agreed in principle to adopt the Living Wage in 2020 and Waitakere Licensing Trust has unanimously agreed to a motion seeking an updated report from the West Auckland Trust Services management team to enable consideration of the Living Wage in 2020. On Monday 23…

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LiteClub Helps Local Sports Clubs And The Environment

LiteClub Helps Local Sports Clubs And The Environment An award-winning, ground-breaking programme is helping local sports clubs to reduce their environmental impact by being more efficient with water, electricity and waste. LiteClub is a free service that saves clubs valuable dollars while also making a big difference to the environment. This nationwide programme is operated…

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Henderson’s Youth Studio Transforms Lives

Henderson’s Youth Studio Transforms Lives Enabling communities to connect and flourish is the mission of the Henderson-based MPHS Community Trust. And that’s exactly what’s happening at the charitable organisation’s ground-breaking Youth Studio. A recipient of $20,140 from this year’s Million Dollar Mission, there’s no doubt that the Youth Studio is helping to transform lives. To…

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Community Transport Initiative From Massey Matters

Community Transport Initiative From Massey Matters For community organisations working on the ground, it’s often the small projects which can have the biggest impact. That’s certainly the case in Massey where the community development organisation, Massey Matters, identified an urgent need for a community van that local groups could use to support their work. A…

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Gaming Machines – What’s The Real Deal?

Gaming Machines – What’s The Real Deal? People sometimes say to us “all your giving back comes from gaming”.  That may have been the case in the past, but certainly isn’t true now. When we talk about Giving Back, all of that money comes from your community-owned retail stores, hospitality venues and investments. Gaming machines…

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Support For Local Young People In Need

Support For Local Young People In Need Youthline has been providing youth development and support services to young people throughout New Zealand for 49 years. A charitable organisation supported by a dedicated group of volunteers, Youthline also operates a 24/7 helpline offering vital support for young people in need. The importance of Youthline’s work was…

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Vital Upgrade For Waitakere BMX Club

Vital Upgrade For Waitakere BMX Club There’s a real buzz at Waitakere BMX Club at the moment. Club members are not only looking forward to the start of the new season in September, they are also super excited about the long-anticipated upgrade to their track at 103 Glen Road, Ranui. Since becoming an Olympic sport…

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Sustainability Takes Centre Stage At Laingholm Kindergarten

Sustainability Takes Centre Stage At Laingholm Kindergarten Learning about the environment and making sustainable choices is an important part of early childhood education at Laingholm Kindergarten. The kindy is all about inspiring and developing enquiring minds as children learn about the world through play. And now thanks to the $21,355 of Million Dollar Mission funding,…

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Thanks a $2.5 million West Auckland!

Thanks a $2.5 million West Auckland! The financial results for your Trusts for the 2018/19 year are in. Thank you West Auckland! By supporting The Trusts, you are supporting great causes in our community – everything from playgrounds and school vans to sports gear, surf club equipment and support for the Special Baby Care Unit…

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