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Environmental education

A number of MTLT grants have supported environmental education programmes for early childhood and school groups at Pukaha Mount Bruce. School groups regularly visit the National Wildlife Centre to get up close and personal with some of New Zealand’s most endangered bird species and learn how... Read full story

Wairarapa College Auditorium

Opened in 2010, the hall and performing arts centre at Wairarapa College received two MTLT special grants totalling $80,000.  Able to seat up to 1,200 people the centre includes a new sound system and lighting, an orchestra pit, a large backstage area and air conditioning. It has become a... Read full story

World class drag strip

A $20,000 contribution assisted the Masteton Motorplex Drag Racing Club achieve its long-held goal to build a world-class drag strip.  Since it opened in February 2014, the venue has attracted thousands of competitors and visitors to the region.  The asset will bring long-term economic and... Read full story

Reading resources for Masterton

A $16,000 grant to the Masterton District Council for the Library to support reading in the community has been made annually for a number of years.  The grant is used to increase the library’s stock – including fiction, e-books, large print and audiobooks – areas of increased demand from the... Read full story

Justyn and Kobi of Real Talk Radio

Access Radio programmes

Justyn and Kobi of Real Talk Radio, one of the programmes to benefit from a MTLT’s $2000 grant in 2016 to assist minority groups on Access Radio.  Other programmes deal with mental health issues and storytelling.  Real Talk Radio is the only Arrow FM programme that thanks its funder every week... Read full story