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

On The Road With Ranui 135

On The Road With Ranui 135  Named after the bus service that connects Ranui with central Auckland, this community-led youth trust is all about getting out there, connecting with, and bringing about positive outcomes for local youth. Back in 2002 when the trust was started, Ranui was hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Education, crime and unemployment were…

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Keeping The Roof Over Mount Albert Scouts

Keeping The Roof Over Mount Albert Scouts  The Mount Albert branch of Scouts NZ may have been active for over 90 years, but their base in New North Road was literally falling apart. In urgent need of re-roofing and renovation, the 1st Mt Albert St Jude’s Scout Group applied to the Million Dollar Mission for help. Million Dollar Mission is an…

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Welcome to the Neighbourhood Little Creatures

Welcome Little Creatures It has been a busy start to the year in West Auckland’s hospitality scene. Last month we wrote about Mr Illingsworth opening at Te Atatu Peninsula and this month we’d like to officially welcome Lion’s new bar, restaurant and brewery Little Creatures to Hobsonville Point. Some of our Trusts team were lucky…

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Predator-Free Cornwallis Peninsula Within Reach

Predator-Free Cornwallis Peninsula Within Reach Thanks to the support of The Trusts and the dedication of the volunteers from Save Cornwallis Old Wharf (SCOW), a predator-free Cornwallis Peninsula is now a real possibility.   Originally set up to stop the impending demolition of the Cornwallis wharf, SCOW is now focusing on wider environmental projects that safeguard the natural habitat of…

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More StarJammers Out West!

More StarJammers Out West! Million Dollar Mission funding has been used by StarJam Auckland to develop their programme of music and performance workshops for young West Aucklanders with disabilities. Up to one in five New Zealanders is living with a disability. For young people with disabilities and their families, StarJam provides essential opportunities to channel…

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Crucial Support For Piha Surf Life Saving

Crucial Support For Piha Surf Life Saving The summer is the busiest time of year for the lifeguards at Piha Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC). As well as patrolling the beach and carrying out rescues, the club also offers an extensive programme of education for children and youngsters including water and surf safety. An iconic…

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Come On Waitakere United FC!

Come On Waitakere United FC! Waitakere United has a proud history of success in New Zealand’s top domestic soccer competition – the ISPS Handa Premiership. Since the club’s formation over 12 years ago, Waitakere United has won an impressive five championships as well as five premierships making it one of the top football clubs in…

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Mr Illingsworth

Mr Illingsworth has opened!

Mr Illingsworth has opened! While many Aucklanders were at the beach over the summer break, our Te Atatu team were hard at work opening Mr Illingsworth, the newest addition to West Auckland’s bar and restaurant scene. Two years in the planning, Mr Illingsworth is part of a revamped range of food, beverage and retail stores…

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Fair Food

Fair Food: Feeding People, Not Landfill

Fair Food: Feeding People, Not Landfill The West Auckland-based food rescue charity, Fair Food, is making a massive difference to local communities. As well as reducing waste and the amount going to landfill, Fair Food is also helping disadvantaged local families to put food on the table. A recipient of $33,335 of Million Dollar Mission…

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Titirangi Badminton Enjoys New Lighting

Titirangi Badminton Enjoys New Lighting Million Dollar Mission funded court lighting has made a dramatic difference at Titirangi Badminton Club. The club successfully applied to the Million Dollar Mission for $11,010 to replace the existing outdated and high maintenance court lighting with new, brighter and energy efficient LED lighting. “The entire hall is so much…

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