Waikouaiti District Museum Redevelopment - February Update.

Since the November’s Cobweb redevelopment article, fundraising to meet our 1/3 commitment towards the $533,629.00 cost of the Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre building has been reached.

Not only have we achieved the target but shot past it.

By the second week in February our grant applications for the remaining monies to the major funders will have been submitted.

We intend to hold a public meeting in May (date & venue to be advised) to enable members of our community the opportunity to be informed as to progress & latest news.

Our progress to date has taken approx. six years, with many changes to funding rules, building regulations & the need to raise funds has been difficult, but the old adage “you cannot pick up unless you bend down” seems to make sense.

It all started with a Hat Parade, then the Garden Fete, Historic House Tours, the Food Fest (a grand day was had by all), Cross Country Walks, raffles, Brass Band Concert’s, Car Rally catering and the ongoing Museum Firewood campaign.

There’s still much work to be done, but we can add a big tick to this stage of the Museums fundraising endeavours to date.


November 2016