Eastland Community Trust’s AGM Thursday open to the public

Challenging but exciting times

Challenging but exciting times

EASTLAND Community Trust will hold its AGM on Thursday night and invites the public to attend.

The trust distributed $6.5 million to more than 80 community groups during the past financial year, says chief executive Gavin Murphy.

“Highlights ranged from community assets and events, such as The Lawson Field Theatre upgrade and Ngati Porou Pa Wars, to organisations and businesses servicing both vital social sectors and ensuring an innovative and vibrant economy — such as the ECT Rescue Helicopter, Ka Pai Kaiti and Ziggy Ardor.”

The public is encouraged to attend the AGM to learn more about the trust’s structure and progress, following last year’s amalgamation with Activate Tairawhiti — the region’s economic development agency — including its tourism arm as Tairawhiti Gisborne’s official regional tourism operator.

“The trust is privileged to work with community organisations and assets that represent people and groups doing invaluable community work,” says Mr Murphy.

“It is a challenging but exciting time in-region with the continued development of The Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence, wrapping our hands around tourism and continuing to support a more positive, prosperous and attractive Tairawhiti.

“We hope to see you at the AGM.”

It will be held at Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club next Thursday at 5.30pm.

EASTLAND Community Trust will hold its AGM on Thursday night and invites the public to attend.

The trust distributed $6.5 million to more than 80 community groups during the past financial year, says chief executive Gavin Murphy.

“Highlights ranged from community assets and events, such as The Lawson Field Theatre upgrade and Ngati Porou Pa Wars, to organisations and businesses servicing both vital social sectors and ensuring an innovative and vibrant economy — such as the ECT Rescue Helicopter, Ka Pai Kaiti and Ziggy Ardor.”

The public is encouraged to attend the AGM to learn more about the trust’s structure and progress, following last year’s amalgamation with Activate Tairawhiti — the region’s economic development agency — including its tourism arm as Tairawhiti Gisborne’s official regional tourism operator.

“The trust is privileged to work with community organisations and assets that represent people and groups doing invaluable community work,” says Mr Murphy.

“It is a challenging but exciting time in-region with the continued development of The Wood Cluster Centre of Excellence, wrapping our hands around tourism and continuing to support a more positive, prosperous and attractive Tairawhiti.

“We hope to see you at the AGM.”

It will be held at Waikanae Surf Life Saving Club next Thursday at 5.30pm.

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