The Rotary Club of Plimmerton appreciates the generous and continuing support from Mana Community Grants Foundation to help realise its vision of a pathway around Pauatahanui Inlet. Without the initial seeding funding of $250,000 from MCGF in 2005 this project would never have got off the ground. A huge thank you to Mana Community Grants Foundation!
In its latest funding round Mana Community Grants Foundation, now known as Trust House Foundation, has granted funds of $100,000 to Te Ara Piko for the bridge over the Kakaho Stream. Every year, Trust House grants funding to hundreds of initiatives that make living in our communities more social, more interesting, healthier and safer.
Construction on the pathway between Motukaraka Point and Camborne, which includes the Kakaho Stream bridge, will commence in the new year, and when it is completed in about three years people will be able circumnavigate the Pauatahanui Inlet (by using footpaths through Whitby on the southern side).
Te Ara Piko is a joint project between Plimmerton Rotary and Porirua City Council, and PCC has undertaken to provide its half of the funding over the next 3 years. Plimmerton Rotary has to raise over $1million and so far this year has put about $250,000 into its bank account through donations from Trusts and a very successful Garden Trail held in November. There is a hard working team of club members who are managing Plimmerton Rotary’s aspect of the pathway project including applying for and sourcing funds.
The club has a Give A Little site where donations can be made by supporters and users of the pathway.