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Lake Brunner to feature in national cycle event

Friday, 15 December 2006, 5:00 pm | West Coast Development Trust

Six hundred cyclists and their support crews are expected to take part in the Around Brunner Cycle Race next April- the new event being planned to showcase spectacular scenery and become an annual major event in the region. More >>

Ross Goldfields Information and Heritage Centre

Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 11:12 am | West Coast Development Trust

A proposal outlining a major facelift for the Ross Gold Fields Information and Heritage Centre has earned the thumbs up from the Steering Committee for inclusion as a project in the West Coast Tourism Major Regional Initiative. More >>

Rural Coast to benefit from Broadband Challenge

Wednesday, 29 November 2006, 12:14 am | West Coast Development Trust

The $24 million Broadband Challenge to speed the growth of fibre networks throughout New Zealand will begin to benefit residents on the West Coast as soon as early to mid 2007. More >>

Winners of the 3rd Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 9:45 am | West Coast Development Trust

Winners and finalists of the 3rd annual Young Entrepreneurs Awards were hosted by The West Coast Development Trust at an awards ceremony in Greymouth last night. More >>

Trust helps schools get Network Upgrade

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 10:52 am | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust has helped West Coast primary schools take advantage of the School Network Upgrade project being carried out from Karamea to Haast. Schools up and down the West Coast are starting to benefit from the project which involves ... More >>

Tourism-based Major Regional Initiative funding

Tuesday, 13 December 2005, 4:47 pm | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust is working closely with New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Tourism West Coast, several local Councils, Tourism New Zealand, Ngai Tahu, Department of Conservation and other community based tourism groups to attract a $2 million ... More >>

Trust Offers Extra Funding to Districts

Monday, 12 December 2005, 5:15 pm | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust has increased the annual allocation for Major District Initiatives funding from $1 million to $1.2 million per year and extended the fund’s availability beyond the initial 9 year period to a maximum of 15 years for an individual ... More >>

Greymouth Aquatic Centre past pre assessment stage

Monday, 14 November 2005, 10:28 am | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust has agreed with the recommendation from the Project Control group and Grey District Council that the Greymouth Aquatic Centre be the recommended project to be considered under the Trust’s Major District Initiative ... More >>

Major District Initiatives

Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 6:35 pm | West Coast Development Trust

From 2006, every three years each of the West Coast’s three district councils will be eligible to nominate high priority projects to receive up to $1 million of support from The West Coast Development Trust to help them finance a major district initiative ... More >>

Industrial heritage in good hands

Monday, 8 August 2005, 10:16 am | West Coast Development Trust

A $15,000 grant from The West Coast Development Trust has secured the future of the last Ruston engine on the West Coast. Weighing 10 tonnes, the single cylinder Ruston oil engine was used to drive the Waiho sawmill which closed down in the late 1970s. More >>

Focus Farm for the West Coast dairy industry

Monday, 8 August 2005, 10:15 am | West Coast Development Trust

The grass is looking greener for the West Coast Focus Farm Trust (WCFFT), thanks to a $90,000 grant from The West Coast Development Trust. The grant, to be paid out over the next three years, will be put towards the operating costs for a ‘Focus Farm’ ... More >>

Bright future for business training on the Coast

Thursday, 4 August 2005, 5:36 pm | West Coast Development Trust

The Enterprise Training Programme, one of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s key initiatives, will now be managed on the West Coast by The West Coast Development Trust and is set to benefit from additional funding. More >>

Trust helps fund pounamu carvings purchase

Thursday, 4 August 2005, 5:07 pm | West Coast Development Trust

As part of its commitment to the cultural development of the region, The West Coast Development Trust has put $7,500 towards purchasing works from the 11th New Zealand Pounamu and Jade Exhibition. The exhibition will be hosted at the Left Bank Art Gallery ... More >>

Initial results positive for Literacy Programme

Friday, 29 July 2005, 4:30 pm | West Coast Development Trust

West Coast primary school students’ achievement in literacy is equal to any in New Zealand, according to the first round of data gathered by the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the University of Auckland. More >>

Investment Performance – As Good as Gold

Thursday, 28 July 2005, 4:20 pm | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust (WCDT) has produced its fourth successive year of returns which have outperformed industry benchmarks for its asset allocation. The Development Trust was capitalised with $92 million received from the Crown in 2001 ... More >>

Trust invests heavily in child literacy

Wednesday, 23 February 2005, 5:56 pm | West Coast Development Trust

In its biggest grant to date, The West Coast Development Trust has agreed to invest up to $1.73m on a literacy programme designed to boost the reading and writing skills of West Coast children. More >>

Potikohua Trust to receive $15,000 grant

Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 10:19 am | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust has earmarked $15,000 to help Buller’s Potikohua Trust develop a long term funding strategy. More >>

Growth in ‘home hosting’ highlighted

Wednesday, 9 February 2005, 10:17 am | West Coast Development Trust

With ‘home hosting’ now one of the fastest growing accommodation sectors on the West Coast, The Development Trust has agreed to provide up to $15,000 to support the @HomeNZ Conference being held in Greymouth in July, 2005. More >>

The WCDT gets first Accredited SME Advisor

Tuesday, 18 January 2005, 1:32 pm | West Coast Development Trust

Media Release 18 January 2004 The West Coast Development Trust gets first Accredited SME Advisor More >>

Development Trust spearheads Shantytown makeover

Monday, 17 January 2005, 12:03 am | West Coast Development Trust

The West Coast Development Trust has allocated $250,000 to fund a redevelopment plan for Shantytown, an historic tourist attraction near Greymouth. More >>

   

 

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