Matariki

Matariki Festival 2021: Events Out West

Matariki Festival 2021: Events Out West Matariki is a star cluster that appears in the night sky during mid-winter.  And its appearance signals the start of the Māori new year. Throughout New Zealand, there’s been a long tradition of whānau coming together to celebrate the new year with kai, kōrero, special events and entertainment. That…

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The Trusts Visionwest Winter Warmers

Help Bring Warmth to West Auckland Families

Help Bring Warmth to West Auckland Families   Visionwest Community Trust and The Trusts are on a mission to bring warmth to West Auckland’s most vulnerable families this winter. Visionwest’s Winter Warmers campaign is designed to help struggling whānau navigate the financial ‘pain points’ of winter. The initiative sees tailored packages of items like blankets,…

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Anzac Day

West Auckland Anzac Day Services 2021

Anzac Day 2021 Anzac Day is always a special day in our national calendar. However, this year’s commemorations are more anticipated than ever. Find your nearest West Auckland Anzac Day Service here. This time last year, the entire country was in Alert Level 4 lockdown. For the first time in over 104 years, Kiwis were…

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Connected Media Charitable Trust

Young Westies promote sustainability through film

Young Westies promote sustainability through film The Trusts’ Your West Support Fund was set up to provide short-term financial assistance to community groups during Covid. The fund provided vital support to not-for-profit organisations helping West Aucklanders during difficult times. One group to benefit from the initiative is the Connected Media Charitable Trust, which oversees several…

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WAYDT rolls with the punches during Covid

WAYDT rolls with the punches during Covid Covid has been challenging for communities across West Auckland. And even more so for young Westies. Multiple lockdowns have seen schooling interrupted and sports and leisure activities cancelled or postponed. No organisation appreciates the impact on young people more than the West Auckland Youth Development Trust (WAYDT). The…

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Neighbourhood Support makes critical connections during Covid

Neighbourhood Support makes critical connections during Covid The nationwide community-led Neighbourhood Support movement is all about creating safe, resilient, and connected communities. And in West Auckland, that mission took on a new meaning during Covid-19. With its wide community reach, Neighbourhood Support Waitākere provided an essential link with isolated vulnerable and elderly residents facing lockdown.…

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Top Kiwi athletes light up The Trusts Arena

Top Kiwi athletes light up The Trusts Arena West Aucklanders were treated to an impressive display by the country’s top athletes at the recent Sir Graeme Douglas International. Held at The Trusts Arena, the prestigious athletics event was the last chance for Aucklanders to see top Kiwi athletes in their own backyard before the Tokyo…

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