Fundraising Initiatives

The Trustees at Rangimarie Trust would like to express their sincere thanks to the following  organisations, businesses and individuals whose generosity enables them to continue providing quality subsidised accommodation to those in need in the Ōpōtiki community.

Rangehoods and bathroom extractor fans.

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Rangehoods, bathroom extractor fans and replacement stoves.

Installation of the range hoods, bathroom extractor fans and replacement stoves, and ‘going the extra mile’

Funding for new fencing at Richard St

 

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Funding for the new Richard St Unit kitchen

 

Old Kitchen

New Kitchen

Generous grants from principal funders Bay Trust and the Lion Foundation made the successful build of the King St units possible. The four fully accessible units were opened by Mayor John Forbes on 19 September 2017 and the units were fully tenanted that same week.

The Southern Trust and the Opotiki Community Health Trust funded Heat Pumps for all Richard St units and Opotiki Appliance Plus subsidised the heatpumps with competitive pricing.

Our tenants comments say it all:

“I am so excited- it will be so much easier to keep warm and dry.”

“I can’t wait. My unit has cried all winter this year, and I have had 4 doctor’s visits because of pleurisy.”

“That is great news- a heat pump will really reduce what I have to spend on keeping warm and dry! Thank you!”

“Oh thanks- I have cerebral palsy and my feet have been cold all winter this year.”

“It will be great – a warm, dry winter – thanks!”