June 2017 Recipients
Our Hut – Tahakopa is a much-loved community space in the Catlins and it has received $499.52 to go towards improving the lighting system inside the building.
The poor lighting in the hall means it cannot be used at night, but despite this, the committee has been determined to replace the lights in time to show the first stage of its Our Hut heritage films.
The films, which have been made with the help of previous Mazda Foundation grants, detail the history of the Tahakopa Valley.
The latest film explores the history of the late Dr Truby King and his work in Tahakopa, including dairy and pig farming. The new lighting will help to draw in visitors to the Hutt to watch the films.