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Following public vote, four community groups have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication as recipients of the 2016 MainPower Community Fund.  

Amberley Pool

Amberley Community Pool Society
Amount donated $6,500

The Amberley Community Pool, built in 1927, is owned on the communities’ behalf by the Hurunui District Council. The Amberley Community Pool Society is on a mission to raise funds to ensure that everyone in the community will benefit from being able to use a new indoor heated, all-year-round pool facility.  

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North Canterbury Academy of Music
Amount donated $6,000

The North Canterbury Academy of Music was established in 1983, with just six enthusiastic young students and their families.  Over the years the academy grew and today has a membership of over 100 students. Based at the Rangiora Town Hall, the academy offers class and individual tuition in singing and in ten instruments, covering every musical style. The academy is managed by an elected committee made up of teachers and parents and part funded by the Ministry of Education.  

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Sefton production

Sefton School
Amount donated $4,000

Sefton is a small country school with a big heart in the midst of a very supportive community. The school prides itself on its family atmosphere, where the whole team works together for the good of all the children.

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NCRDA

North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled
Amount donated $3,500

North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary organisation providing people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy educational, therapeutic and recreational horse riding lessons. Riding for the Disabled assists each individual rider to gain confidence and success, through the bonding with horse, coach and volunteer. 

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Who you supported in 2015

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust
Amount donated $6,500  

Community Wellbeing is a charitable trust that provides support services to families and communities across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. Their professional team, which includes 120 volunteers, empowers family and whānau to overcome difficulties such as family crisis, loneliness, stress and anxiety through a variety of services including counselling, community youth work, food bank, restorative justice and youth drug and alcohol support.
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North Canterbury Riding for the Disabled
Amount donated $3,500
Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation that provides opportunities for anyone with a disability to enjoy safe, healthy, stimulating, therapeutic horse riding and horse-related activities.
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