September 2015 Recipients
Tahakopa Our Hut Committee received $6,188.54 to purchase audio and visual equipment which will be used in a permanent exhibition about Tahakopa Valley’s past, as part of the Our Hut Tahakopa history project.
The project started as a group of individuals passionate about the restoration and history of the local hall known as ‘Our Hut’. Tahakopa is a very small and isolated town in Southland and the exhibition, along with redevelopment of the hut as a community hub, will be a great tourist attraction.
The audio and visual equipment purchased with the Mazda Foundation grant will visually tell the story of the Tahakopa Valley pioneers to local and international visitors, and play a part in educating the younger community members.