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Whataroa Community Hall
DWC support has enabled the refurbishment of the Whataroa Community Hall.
“The hall is historical to Whataroa and is an important asset to its community,” says Dave Nolan from the Whataroa Community Association.
It is used by the school next door throughout the week, as well as the badminton club and for meetings and events including weddings and funerals. However, the hall was in need of a complete refurbishment and if the renovations did not start soon, it would have likely been deemed unusable.
To help restore the hall, the Whataroa Community Association secured Major District Initiative funding from DWC. The refurbishment included a kitchen and toilet upgrade, re-piling, recladding and compliance work.
"It's nearly 100 years old and the funding DWC has given will ensure the Whataroa Community Hall will be fully functional for the next 100 years. Not only will the Whataroa residents benefit from the upgrade of the hall, but the whole of the South Westland community,”
DWC contribution to Whataroa Community Hall: $200,000