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

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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New Support Programme Set to Reduce Impact of Domestic Violence on Staff

New Support Programme Set to Reduce Impact of Domestic Violence on Staff The Trusts West Auckland has become the first hospitality organisation in the country to receive the DVFREE Tick – an independent certification of their support for staff who are impacted by domestic violence. Around one in three NZ women are physically or sexually…

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Community Comes First For New Lynn Stags

Community Comes First For New Lynn Stags The New Lynn Stags Rugby League Club has a long and proud history out West. Founded back in 1967, the Club has fostered some great local rugby league talent including former Kiwi, Warriors and Melbourne Storm player Henry Perenara, as well as Patrick Ah Van who formerly played…

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New Playground For Chaucer School

New Playground For Chaucer School Blockhouse Bay’s Chaucer Primary School will shortly be enjoying a brand new playground thanks in part to the Million Dollar Mission. It’s been a long road for the Board of Trustees as parent representative, Frian Wadia explains: ‘Our old playground was decommissioned in 2016 following health and safety concerns. For…

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New Parents Get A Bellyful!

New Parents Get A Bellyful! Anyone who’s ever had a newborn baby in the house will understand just how life changing it can be. A lack of sleep plus juggling the demands of a small baby is a challenge for the best of us. It’s even more of a challenge if you have no family…

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