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Million Dollar Mission Update: Finalist selection is underway!

Million Dollar Mission Update: Finalist selection is underway! From 1 October to 15 November 2018, community organisations with West Auckland projects were invited to submit applications for their share of one million dollars of funding from The Trusts. This funding is given back from the profits we make through our retail liquor stores and hospitality…

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Crucial Support for Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club

Crucial Support for Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club Westies are justifiably proud of the west coast’s wild and beautiful beaches. Who doesn’t enjoy a dip in the sea or a fishing trip on a glorious summer’s day? Stunning though the likes of Piha and Karekare undoubtedly are, they are also some of the most dangerous beaches…

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Raukatauri

Helping West Aucklanders Through Music Therapy

Raukatauri Music Therapy – Changing Lives Through Music Every Wednesday, Xavier Faughey goes to one of his favourite places in the world, Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in West Auckland. Here, Xavier is able to have fun, to sing, to connect with people and to express all the emotions he can’t communicate. It’s an incredible achievement,…

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Auckland Rescue Helicopter

Two New Rescue Helicopters Taking To The Air

Two New Rescue Helicopters Taking To The Air Operating as one of the region’s crucial emergency services, the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust (ARHT) performs an outstanding job all-year round. With over 1000 missions typically completed every year, the ARHT is often the difference between life and death. With such high stakes, it’s essential that the…

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Ranui Primary School Playground

New Playground at Ranui Primary School

A New Playground For Ranui Primary School  Million Dollar Mission funding of $78,450 has been used to provide a vibrant and colourful state-of-the art playground for the 360 tamariki at Ranui Primary School. The school playground had seen better days. It was old, rundown and only really suitable for the younger children. Overcrowding as well as…

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Young Local Athletes Awarded Scholarships

Young Local Athletes Awarded Scholarships A record number of West Auckland’s promising young athletes have applied to the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation for a training or scholarship grant. Their achievements will be celebrated at the annual awards evening to be held at The Trusts Arena in November.   Set up in 1997 in memory of the late Don…

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New Incubator for Waitakere Hospital

A New Incubator For Waitakere Hospital Thanks to Million Dollar Mission the Well Foundation, Waitakere Hospital’s charitable arm, recently took delivery of a state-of-the-art transport incubator. The much needed incubator will be used to transport premature babies to and from nearby hospitals for vital specialist tests and treatments. The Well Foundation’s Million Dollar Mission application certainly struck…

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Family Action Puts The Smile On Children’s Faces

Family Action Puts The Smile On Children’s Faces The Million Dollar Mission is all about providing support to community groups and charities wherever it’s needed and regardless of how big or small that need might be. Family Action is one of the organisations we have been able to help through the Million Dollar Mission. Here’s…

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Equipment Boost for Bay Olympic Soccer Club

Equipment Boost for Bay Olympic Soccer Club The winter soccer season may have come to a close, but for Bay Olympic Soccer Club there’s no such thing as an off-season. In fact, a full schedule of summer football is about to kick off in November. Situated in the heart of West Auckland at New Lynn, Bay Olympic is one of the…

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