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The fundraising action is go!

The Square of Gold was our kick start event and we had great support from local businesses taking up the chance to buy a metre of gold in the run up to the event. Unfortunately with the wet weather the Meander over Martinborough didn’t happen and we had a very soggy start, I was there, but not many others gave up the comfort of home and chocolate eggs. 

However a positive turn of events meant people still got involved, deciding to pledge money to buy gold on our Give a Little page. As the hours went by the metres of gold were snapped up and this continued all weekend. So we are so keen to see how far we can get we are going to keep the Square of Gold challenge open. You can buy a Metre for $40 or even go for half a metre at $20, all you need to do is pledge money at the Give a Little page and comment metre of gold and we will add you to the mix. Once we have enough to complete we will head to the square and display all the donors and map out the Square of Gold. So join the gold rush and watch this space and Facebook for updates.

But next…..It is all about the Moon and the Stars….it is time to get your Glow on! Join us on May 11th for a fabulous family event exploring the world above us.

If you’re keen to join in the fun making things happen contact me, Charlotte on 021 949 049 or email nzlottie@hotmail.com. Watch this space for what’s happening and how we are progressing and don’t forget the Give a Little page where you can donate directly: www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/waihingacentre”.

Preferred contractors selected

Following the Expressions of Interest process, Infinite Landscapes in Greytown have been selected as the preferred contractors to complete the park and playground project. They are now working on pricing, once that has been received a proposal will be presented to South Wairarapa District Council for approval, which will allow work to start. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates (www.facebook.com/MartinboroughCommunityCentre). 


Supporter Profile – Te Kairanga Farmers’ Market

A big thank you to the Te Kairanga Farmers’ Market for supporting the Waihinga Centre Park and Playground development. They have made not only a financial contribution but also provided a stall at their monthly market to help a very successful fundraising effort.   

“We were pleased to have the opportunity to help families in our community in this way.  It fitted perfectly with the ethos behind our monthly Farmers’ Market” says Ariel Codde, Cellar Door and Events Manager.  “We see the market as a way to contribute positively to the community too, by giving families an enjoyable shopping experience in a beautiful environment where the kids play and parents can shop, eat, listen to music and relax.  It’s free, fun and family friendly. Basically it’s all about creating happiness just like the new Waihinga playground and park. 

The market’s closed for the season now, but will be up and running again monthly from November.

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