Stories and events that impacts on our Iwi from 13-19 August 2011. To read the full article, click on the blue button (sourced from regional newspapers and/or agencies).
18-Aug-2011 TSB Grants to be more regular
The region’s major funder of community groups is to change the way it dishes out grants. The TSB Community Trust will award money on a monthly rather than a quarterly basis as well as altering its process for allocating large or special grants. Click on the blue button for the full story.
A giant floating platform weighing at least 250,000 tonnes and permanently moored off the Taranaki coast would be part of an offshore ironsand mining industry if it were established. Click on the blue button for the full story.
The Council has written off a $400,000 loan it made to the Opunake Artificial Surf Reef Trust (OASRT) as a non-recoverable debt at yesterday’s Council meeting. “It is hugely disappointing but I think we had little option left but to write the debt off,” says Mayor Ross Dunlop. Click on the blue button for the full story.