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Applications will close this week for the latest round of funding from the CHB Creative Communities Scheme.

Just under $15,000 is available for distribution to local groups, or individuals for the funding of local arts projects and activities.

Proposed projects must meet one or more of the three funding criteria which are encourage broad community involvement; support cultural diversity; and enable young people to actively participate in the arts.

Applications will close at 4.30pm this Friday, with application forms available from the Central Hawke's Bay District Council.


With 2019 marking the 30th anniversary of the Tararua District, the Tararua District Council is inviting residents to define the district in pictures.

A photography competition is underway until September to give local photographers an opportunity to capture the heart of the district over four seasons.

A selection of images from the entries will be chosen to be published in a limited edition coffee-table book called Images and Icons of the Tararua District, with the overall winning image featuring on the front cover.

The competition is over three sections – Adult, Secondary School and Intermediate or Primary School – with prizes for each section.

Entries will close on the 30th of September.