As you will all have seen, Te Pae, (our new tower) the name gifted to us by Te Kawerau A Maki and meaning Heron’s Perch or Horizon is near completed. There is some minor finishing work to be done and once complete the Club will host an open day to give our community the opportunity, to take in the views from it.
Te Pae has been designed to provide better function and resilience than the club’s had previous structure and our volunteers, without exception, have been impressed by how much of an improvement it is for patrolling.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand, provided a large proportion of the cost through their Central Government Funding with further financial support from the Hynds Foundation, members of the North Piha Community, and the TSB Bank. The Club would also like to acknowledge the donations of services and materials for Te Pae from; Bridgeman Concrete Ltd, Hynds Concrete Ltd, Markham Global Ltd, Site Specific Ltd and Peter Fell Concrete Ltd, Soil & Rock Ltd
New Wastewater Treatment System
Due to consent timing risks, the Club has needed to install its new Waste Water Treatment System, to replace the 70 year old Septic Tank, ahead of the planned Clubhouse rebuild.
The Trusts Charitable Foundation has generously allowed the Club to utilise its grant, for this installation. The new system also required that we upgrade the power supply to the clubhouse and in the interest of efficiency, the club undergrounded all utility services for the future development at the same time.
We are also indebted to our local community, Te Aratika Infrastructure Ltd and Equipment and Transport Leasing Ltd for their generous donations of cash and services for this work.
Temporary portacom toilet and shower facilities, currently located in the Club parking area, will be connected into the system, for club member and building company employees use, during construction of the new clubhouse.
Te Pou is the name gifted by local Iwi for our planned lifeguard facilities and means, the support behind our service (the people, our history and the facilities)
Tenders for the construction of the new Clubhouse are due at the end of July. Due to covid driven construction cost increases, we expect that the costs will leave us with a shortfall in the order of $600,000 to $1mill. The updated pricing will enable us to make further applications to Gaming Funders to help close that gap and we are planning for a construction commencement by November.
The club has an existing cornerstone funding commitment from Auckland Council, confirmed grants from Foundation North, the Lotteries Community Facilities Grants, The Trusts Charitable Foundation, St Lazarus Trust, the Grassroots Trust and Philanthropic Donors along with cash reserves from local community donations.
We are currently awaiting advice on funding applications to SLSNZ, for support from the Central Government Fund and from another private trust.
In addition to funding applications, the club is seeking further community financial support and donations of materials and services for the project. If you or anyone you know can assist in any of these areas, please get back to us at email@example.com.
Donations to the Rebuild Project can be made the Club’s ASB account no. 12-3075-0113089-00, and for a Charitable Receipt for any donation, just send us an email to the above address.