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Download the Treasurers Report Here

Tēnā koutou e te whānau. Some bad news but also good. Our funding application to Glenorchy Community Trust was not successful, however, they have given us a $500 koha to put toward our next Glenorchy venture. Great news! Now we can put our heads together for what we can do for Glenorchy.
The letter response from the Trust Chair is here

We have applied for funding to provide two projects:
1. A 10 week cycle of absolute beginner Te Reo Māori classes at the Glenorchy Community Hall
2. A 10 week cycle of reading Te Reo Māori books to children at the Glenorchy Library

The funding application includes payment for a Kaiako, payment for a reader, funding to purchase 15 x Te Reo Māori books for children and funding to purchase a Laptop for classes.

View application here

View budget here here

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Kia ora e ngā manu o te rōpū.
Great news! We have been successful in our Te Hau Toka funding application for running a Mau Rākau Wānanga at Cromwell College. Yay! We have secured $931.00 in funding to pay for advertising, kai and fees to Matua Ned.

Big mihi to Alice Conway for helping out with the application.

The letter of confirmation is here:

The budget details are here:


Congratulations! Your application to the Connecting Communities Fund (Round 2) has been successful.

A letter with more details is attached along with a reporting template for you to use.

Important: when you applied for this fund you signed a declaration stating that if your application was successful, you agreed to meet the terms laid out. We have included these in your letter and please ask that you confirm your acceptance of these by return email.

Nāku noa, nā
Te Hau Toka Southern Lakes Wellbeing Group

Kia ora Louise,

Thank you for thinking about us! At this stage we are interested, but we are waiting to hear back from Mana Tāhuna as they had plans for our group on the Friday 24th and maybe the 25th. So if we are free, we would love to be involved. Do you know specifically what you may want us to do and for how long? That would be helpful for our planning.

Happy to have a chat anytime you are free.

Aku mihi
Nā Cory Ratahi

Dear Cory,
I am the arts and culture coordinator at Te Atamira – the new community art space opening up in Frankton in Autumn this year. The space will consist of 21 spaces for visual and performing arts + music, including a gallery and project space, theatre/music rehearsal and performance spaces, a podcast/recording studio, an art workshop and six artist studios, a pottery studio, and two dance studios.

I am currently preparing the programme for the coming year and would like to ask you about the possibility of you contributing to our Matariki programme in June. Specifically, I am thinking about the holiday weekend 24-26 June: we would love to run a couple of waiata singalong sessions on Friday and Saturday to include in our programme (which will include a range of whanau friendly activities, including kite-making workshops, story-telling sessions, open studios with local artists, talks, a quartet concert and a dance workshop and performance).

What do you think? Is this something you’d be interested in being involved in? If so, let me know and we can arrange to meet up/talk on the phone so I can give you more information about what we’re planning. It would be great to have you involved!

Let me know if you have any questions – my phone number is below if you prefer to call.

All the very best,


p.s. my colleague Wenn recommended I contact you – she was involved in the Whakatipu Music Festival last year at which you performed.
Arts and Culture Coordinator
+64 27 1800 2879
Tāhuna | Queenstown
Aotearoa | New Zealand

Funding application has been drafted and sent for a Mau Rākau Wānanga at Cromwell College – Aimed for Saturday 23 April 2022. Full application details can be downloaded via the link below, including the budget



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