Fiordland Search and Rescue
Fiordland Search and Rescue are better equipped to save lives with a grant of $40,590 for an emergency beacon tracking system for their rescue helicopter.
Woodville Pioneer Museum
Precious historic items at Woodville’s Pioneer Museum are safe from harm, with a grant of $7,546 to purchase and install lockable display cabinets.
Makara Beach residents are now able to connect with the outside world, with a grant of $19,974 to purchase and install a solar-powered wireless high-speed broadband access point.
Nichol’s Blacksmith - Duntroon
Bill Simpson (left) and John Hore of Nicol’s Blacksmith Historic Trust welcome visitors to Duntroon’s newly restored Blacksmith Shop and Brewery Hole. The group received a grant of $40,744 to restore these historic buildings.
Lumsden Maternity Centre
Sophie was born recently with the help of a resuscitaire at the Lumsden Maternity Centre. The centre received a grant of $10,000 to purchase a resuscitaire for newborn babies.
Aoraki Mount Cook School
Aoraki Mount Cook school students (from left) Jacob Tadulala, Edmund Sherpa, Hannah Kagawa, Asiling O'Connell, Sarah Kagawa, Sophie Delaney, and Harry Delaney love their new school van, purchased with a grant of $26,000. The van means students at the isolated school can travel to experience “the world outside” says School Principal Coral Butler.
Ashhurst Community Orchard
Rain, Sharon, and Perry Stevens spend time at the site of a new community orchard for Ashhurst and Pohangina, supported by a $1,000 grant.
Raglan Community Orchard
Whaingaroa Environment Centre Team members Anna Cunningham, Paul Marray, Kimberley Parlane, Bexie Towle, Michelle Frank, and Paul Peterson were thrilled to receive a grant for $1500. The grant has purchased gardening equipment for a tool library, which can be accessed by Raglan residents for community planting projects.
Swimming at Makara Model School
Meridian’s Community Funds recognise the importance of local communities to our hydro and wind operations. In 2010, the Meridian West Wind Community Fund granted $15,800 towards the heating of Makara Model School. Makara is close to our West Wind Farm and an important part of the local community.