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News and Updates

Totara Park Riding for the Disabled welcomes new group coach, thanks to NZCT

NZCT awarded Totara Park Riding for the Disabled $3,000 to hire a new Group Coach.

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Important step towards the construction of the Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre

NZCT made a generous grant of $50,000 towards the construction costs of the Arrowtown Community & Sports Centre.

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Major events on again in Kawerau, thanks to NZCT

There are busy times ahead for Kawerau District Council, with two iconic events on again this year.

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Sports stars giving back at AIMS Games

Amy Robinson works full-time at Tauranga Intermediate, travels to Auckland three times a week to train with the Black Sticks and still dabbles in track and field when she gets the chance.

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Major maintenance for Hawke's Bay athletics track

NZCT recently awarded the Hawke’s Bay Regional Sports Park Trust almost $47,000.

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NZCT donates $200,000 to The Peak - Te Puumanawa O Rototuna

NZCT awarded Rototuna Indoor Recreation Centre Trust with $200,000.

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New jerseys and equipment for Wanganui Pirates Football and Sports Club

A very welcome grant has been awarded to the Wanganui Pirates Football and Sports Club.

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NZCT donates $160,000 to Wellington City Council's Youth in Sport programme

NZCT recently awarded Wellington City Council $160,000.

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New uniforms for College Old Boys Rugby League Club

NZCT has awarded College Old Boys Rugby League Club Charitable Trust $4,000 towards new playing uniforms for their youngest members aged under 6 and their Premier Team.

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NZCT covers costs for an intern psychologist at Youthline Central North Island

NZCT has awarded $5,000 to Youthline Central North Island.

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Speed of the essence in mountain rescue

NZCT has been supporting the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter for a number of years and the service once more proved its worth when Peter Lethbridge broke his leg on Mt Taranaki last year.

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Lions’ rugby training equipment for Oriental Rongotai Rugby Club and Rongotai College

After more than 15 years, Rongotai College can replace their rugby training equipment.

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NZCT makes Rotorua Netball Association’s wish come true

A deeply cherished wish of the Rotorua Netball Association is coming true.

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Purchase of six-person waka a step closer thanks to NZCT

The Te Waka Pounamu Outrigger Canoe Club is a step closer to a Mahi Mahi six-person waka ama.

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New uniforms for Wellington Handball Federation thanks to NZCT

Good news for the Wellington Handball Federation.

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New helmets make sure Hastings Group RDA can continue with therapeutic riding lessons

Hastings Group Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) recently received $1,085 from NZCT.

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New kilts for City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band a step closer

The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band is a step closer to replacing their old, faded kilts.

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New surf canoe helps Westshore lifeguards practise their skills

NZCT recently awarded Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club $7,000 towards the purchase of a four-person surf canoe.

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Asthma Nurse Educators keep up the good work thanks to NZCT

NZCT recently awarded $8,000 to Auckland Asthma Society.

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New mountain bike trails in the Whitford forest thanks to NZCT

NZCT recently awarded Pohutukawa Coast Bike Club $2,000 to hire professional trail builders to construct three new mountain bike trails in the Maraetai block of the Whitford forest.

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720 residential houses and sports clubs in Methven to be safer from fire

The Methven Volunteer Fire Brigade is going to purchase and install long-life photo-electric smoke detectors in every residential house and sports club in Methven.

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20 years at the Salty Dog

Ann Wilson has been behind the bar at the Salty Dog in New Plymouth since 1997 when pubs were almost exclusively owned by men.

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Ready for rescue in Rotorua

A Rotorua not-for-profit organisation says it wouldn’t be able to do the work it does without a New Zealand Community Trust grant.We recently awarded Rotorua Mountain Bike Club $25,000 towards a first response unit at Whakarewarewa Forest.

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Huge milestone for AIMS Games

September’s Anchor AIMS Games has breached two significant milestones, with more than 10,000 athletes from over 300 schools heading to Tauranga from around New Zealand and the Pacific.

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North Beach reach new heights

NZCT awarded a grant of $25,000 to North Beach Surf Life Saving Club to enable them to buy a new Clymer Surf Boat.

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GMRI scientists lead the way in solving crippling hand disease

People suffering from Dupuytren’s disease could ultimately regain the function of their hands and quality of life, thanks to the international award-winning work of the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute (GMRI), which NZCT has funded since 2013.

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Netherton’s hall gets a new lease of life

The small community of Netherton on the Hauraki Plains near Paeroa relies on its hall as a hub for community activities.

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Three brothers write history in new New Zealand Youth Choir

For the first time in New Zealand Youth Choir (NZYC) history, three Auckland brothers – Benjamin (Tenor), Benedict (Bass) and Benett Tan (Tenor) – have all made it into the new NZYC.

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Growing the game of netball

Netball participation is on the increase in Manawatu and a recent boost to funding will ensure it continues to grow. 

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Annual Report for 2015/16

We've published our annual report for the 2015/16 financial year. 

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Bowling them over in Waitakere

PINS ten-pin and entertainment centre in Waitakere offers a mix of entertainment options apart from bowling with pool tables, video games, a bar and one of NZCT’s most popular gaming rooms. PINS has been owned by Stephen Penney since 2003 and he has been associated with gaming venues for over twenty years.“We treat gaming as a part of our business, which is as important as any other, and ensure service levels are maintained across all sectors.

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Pedalling with the best

Now in its 30th year, the New Zealand Cycle Classic is the only international event for Kiwi riders.

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Temporary pools for Waiau and Kaikoura as temperatures soar

An injection of good news has come for the earthquake-hit communities of Waiau and Kaikoura as Christmas approaches and summer temperatures soar.

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Hamish Bond and riders with diabetes to contest 2017 Cycle Classic

Olympic and world champion rower Hamish Bond and a professional cycling team made up of riders who all have Type 1 diabetes will contest the New Zealand Cycle Classic, an NZCT-funded international stage race held entirely in the Wairarapa from 22 to 26 January 2017.

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NZCT appoints new Regional Advisory Committee for Gisborne region

New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) has appointed a Gisborne Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).

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Stirred but unshaken at volleyball champs

Over a thousand undaunted young sportspeople came together in earthquake-battered Wellington for the 33rd NZCT North Island Junior Secondary Schools Championships that ran for the week of 21 to 25 November.

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A double life in Bluff

Matthew Gilroy leads a double life.

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Looking forward to the challenges of the outdoors

Twenty students from Rotorua Boys’ High School will soon be heading for the hills near Tongariro National Park for a week of leadership and life skills development at the Hillary Outdoors Education Centre with the help of NZCT.

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NZ Youth Choir on song overseas

NZCT is a major funder of the New Zealand Youth Choir, which won over the hearts of audiences and judges when achieving a clean sweep in all four categories they competed in, as well as the Grand Prix, at this year’s International Festival of Academic Choirs in Pardubice, Czech Republic.

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Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter crew say thanks

The crew of the Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter have expressed their gratitude for the ongoing support of New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT).

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Turning a 'dirty, little hole' into a top spot

When Val Morrison’s wife saw the bar he wanted to take over, she said “You’re not going to buy that dirty, little hole, are you?” But buy it he did and, three years later, it’s a top spot in Gisborne for a night out.

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Little trooper 'Suzie' helps restore Motutapu

NZCT gave funding to Motutapu Restoration Trust last year to purchase a Farm Worker Suzuki truck for its volunteer restoration programme on Motutapu in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf.

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NZCT AIMS Games break record for number of athletes

The NZCT AIMS Games, which start on Sunday 4 September in and around Tauranga, have broken their own record for competitors with almost 9300 athletes from intermediate schools around the country taking part in 21 sports.

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Young paddlers make a splash in Belarus

Six young athletes from North Shore Canoe Club made a splash in Belarus when they were selected for the New Zealand Canoe Sprint Junior/Under 23 team to compete at the World Championships at the end of July.

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Isaac Theatre Royal strikes a chord with NZ Opera

New Zealand Opera’s production of Verdi’s La traviata had a stellar season in July at Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal, thanks to NZCT’s funding for venue hire.

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New Grants Manager

After an extensive recruitment process attracting more than 90 applications, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Ben Hodges as NZCT’s new National Grants Manager.

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NZ Cycle Classic 2016

Between 20 - 24 January 2016 New Zealand sports fans will be treated to top-level road cycling when the New Zealand Cycle Classic is held in the Wairarapa.

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National Sevens Tournament this weekend

NZCT is proud to support the 2016 National Sevens tournament which kicks off on Saturday 16 January in Rotorua. The tournament, which conclude on Sunday 17 January, will feature twenty six teams from across the country, as they compete to claim their respective Men’s and Women’s national titles.

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Farewell Tony

On 20 December we said farewell to our long-serving Grants Manager Tony Gill.  Tony had been with NZCT for 12 years and left to take on the role of Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Manager.During his time with NZCT, Tony met and spoke with thousands of grant applicants from a multitude of sports and community organisations.  As well as being the face of NZCT’s grants operation, during his tenure Tony oversaw some 48,000 grant applications and the distribution of around $470 million in grant funding to communities all over New Zealand.

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$45.2 million approved last year

During our 2014/15 financial year NZCT approved $45.2 million for distribution to sports organisations and community groups.  This was a fantastic result, which we couldn't have achieved without the loyalty and support of our NZCT publicans across the country.As we are obliged to do, we recently published our complete list of approved grants and declined applications in a national newspaper.  To see all the organisations that benefited from NZCT funding this past year you can download our adverts here (Northern, Central and Southern).

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Rescue Helicopter Busy

During October the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew 29 missions.  Most (26) were emergency ambulance operations, with one Search and Rescue mission and one maternity/ICU case.  Like most non-profit organisations, the helicopter service has to work hard to raise awareness and funds to keep itself afloat.

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Inspirational Olympians

NZCT has been a long time supporter of the New Zealand Olympic Ambassador programme which sees New Zealand Olympic Ambassadors visit schools to inspire young people to live the Olympic Values through sport.  One of the key components of the programme is Olympic Day, which this year was held in schools between 19-23rd October.

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8,000 sporting kids

This year's NZCT AIMS Games has cracked another milestone, breaking through the 8000-athlete barrier for the first time.

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High demand for riding therapy

By providing interaction with horses, Wellington Riding for the Disabled Association (WRDA) helps develop increased ability, independence and self- esteem in children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges.

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Netball news

The 2015 school netball season has just started, but is this a case of ‘same old, same old’?  Not at all, says Netball Wellington Centre (NWC)’s general manager Sue Geale, in fact it’s the complete opposite.

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Cross country hits the capital

On 17 May 2015, speedy young Wellingtonians will have a chance to hone their running skills and compete against their peers in the first of a series of cross country events organised by Athletics Wellington.  The Kids Cross Country Series caters for school children from year zero to year eight. ...

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Pokie expenditure down

The Department of Internal Affairs released the following message today regarding gambling expenditure during the 2013/14 financial year:

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NZCT Cycle Classic

The 2015 NZCT New Zealand Cycle Classic kicks off in Palmerston North on Wednesday 28 January.  As the only Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) endorsed event in New Zealand, this race attracts a wide range of local and international competitors. 

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Rescue vehicle a great asset

Late last year NZCT helped Sunset Beach Lifeguard Service purchase a new rescue vehicle.  The vehicle has been a great asset to the club - particularly over the busy summer holiday period.  It is being used to patrol the beach and has already helped rescue several people in need of help.

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Ambulance dedication

NZCT is a proud supporter of Wellington Free Ambulance (WFA).  We recognise the immense contribution the service provides to people living in the greater Wellington region.  And when we received a request for assistance with the purchase of a new state-of-the-art ambulance, we were pleased to be able to help.

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NZCT AIMS Games a financial boon

AIMS Games contributed more than $1.5m to region’s economy

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Hungarian coach for Whanganui Kayakers

To help lift the performance of local kayakers, Whanganui Triathlon & Multiport Club’s Kayaking division (WTMC) realised it would have to attract a dedicated, professional coach to the region.

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Higher community returns

Minister of Internal affairs Peter Dunne has confirmed new regulations will come into effect on 4 September 2014 that raise the minimum percentage of net proceeds gaming societies must return to the community.

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Sport NZ research

Sport New Zealand has just released findings from its 2012 study into sport and recreation sector funding provided by gaming societies.

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Magical music

This year’s NZCT Chamber Music Contest is currently underway, with around 2,000 young Kiwi musicians and composers competing for top honours.

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Helping the homeless

Financial assistance for Auckland City Mission

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Halwell's hitters

A $5,000 NZCT grant has made a big difference to Christchurch’s Halswell Tennis Club.

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New velodrome

NZCT is a proud supporter of the Avantidrome, which was officially opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 12 April 2014.

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Encounter Motocross

The Encounter Race Team’s campaign in the NZ Motocross season over 2013/14 has been a journey of triumphs and misfortunes that has lead to a victorious finish.

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Quake courts repaired

Redcliffs Tennis Club is thrilled to have its tennis courts back up and running, three years after they were destroyed by the Canterbury earthquakes.

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