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Volunteer enforcers get new patrol car

The Papamoa community is just that bit safer. That's thanks to its community patrol, a car yard and a substantial benefactor. Read the article here...

February 18, 2018

New kneeboards for Omanu nippers

Young nippers at Omanu Beach Surf Life Saving Club are hitting the water better equipped this summer with the delivery of $8000 worth of kneeboards from Legacy Trust...Read the article here...

January 6, 2018

Bayfair Festival in Tauranga next March a boost for disabled sport

An event planned for ASB Arena next March is set to take disabled sport to a new level on the wider sporting scene...Read the article here...

December 7, 2017

Alf Rendell Flying High at 100

Alf Rendell declares it was “the best 100th birthday” he’s ever had.One hundred years and not out, and the Tauranga centenarian’s humour has not paled.Alf gathered with family and friends on the weekend to celebrate his birthday at Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club, which he joined in 1933.On his birthday, on Thursday last week, his visitors included Richard Robinson, the inaugural recipient of the Alf Rendell Photography Scholarship. Richard visited to present a cake organised by ...

November 1, 2017

Baking for Homeless

You are never too old to assist those within your community.Just ask the band of baking women at Mount Maunganui’s Malyon House rest home. The majority may be in their eighties, but they’ve cooked – actually, baked – up a way to do their thing to help Tauranga’s homeless.Since June, between eight and 12 residents gather on Mondays to bake for the homeless. Their chocolate chip biscuits, caramel slice and rice bubble cake (ginger crunch is next) is then delivered the next day to St Pete...

August 1, 2017

Miniature ponies a hit with rest-home residents

Miniature ponies have been cheering up elderly Tauranga people. Ruby and Chippie, who belong to Tauranga's Riding for the Disabled, had been to dozens of rest homes and retirement villages in the last eight months, said fundraising and marketing manager Kaasandra Chee.Read the article here...

June 29, 2017

Helping to Keep Our Littlest Citizens Warm

Winter is upon us and industrious members of the Omokoroa Premi Knits group are ensuring our littlest citizens are being kept warm.The group, that features about 10 regulars, has been knitting (sometimes crocheting) pint-sized singlets, booties, bonnets, blankets and teddies, for many years. All are destined for the special-care babies’ unit at mainly Tauranga Hospital, but sometimes they also find premature babies within Waikato and Whakatane Hospital wards.Inaugural members Marie Holden and ...

June 1, 2017

Aquinas College Production - Bugsy Malone

Gangsters aren’t amongst Annie Innes’ usual clientele.But, the Legacy Funeral director got to hang with some recently as Aquinas College students prepared for an upcoming show -  the gangster musical, Bugsy Malone.The Bugsy Malone cast of 63 will take to the Baycourt stage this month, with support from Legacy Trust. Legacy Trust has a history of supporting Western Bay of Plenty secondary school productions, and has gifted $8,000 towards the Aquinas production.Aquinas College assistant p...

May 1, 2017

Legacy Funerals gifts $55k to worthy community groups

Four Western Bay of Plenty organisations had extra reason to celebrate the opening of Legacy's new funeral home at Papamoa...Read the article...

February 20, 2017

Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Defibrillator

Legacy Trust has provided a vital piece of equipment to support Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club’s endeavour to establish a flagged area at Papamoa East.Papamoa Surf Life Saving chairman Andrew Hitchfield says the gifting of a portable defibrillator has come at a perfect time.“Because of the growth of our community, we are starting a flagged area at Papamoa East for a month over Christmas. Along with all the required equipment, a defibrillator was a necessity.“We are extremely grateful to Leg...

September 1, 2016

Otanewainuku Trust Kokako Release

The first of 10 Kōkako being translocated in Otanewainuku forest were released in Oropi this week.The Weekend Sun had a camera there to catch the action when the first bird was released from its cage on Tuesday. It was caught earlier in the morning in nearby Kaharoa as part of an Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust kōkako restoration project.Those involved in the kōkako Recovery Programme say all went like clockwork. There was time for a few pecks at a banana before the female bird was let loose to squir...

August 1, 2016

Tauranga Girls College Production 'Fame'

Legacy Trust doesn’t give to the community in a quest for fame.However, Greg Brownless found just that when he popped in on show rehearsals at Tauranga Girls’ College this month.The college, combined with Tauranga Boys’ College, will be taking the musical Fame to the Baycourt stage from August 3-6. Legacy Trust has just given the endeavour a financial boost.Legacy Trust has financially supported at least 20 school productions over the years. They’re a cause close to Greg’s heart. The f...

May 6, 2016

Smooth Sailing Ahead

There’s smooth sailing ahead for Tauranga’s Hinemoana waka thanks to support from Legacy Trust.The Trust has gifted just shy of $9,000 to the Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust that operates the 22 metre, double-hulled sailing waka berthed at Tauranga marina.Hinemoana is used for sea voyages for 14-18 year-old youth, as part of a youth development concept similar to Spirit of Adventure. Fifteen youth are selected per trip, and the standard length of a voyage is eight days, with Hinemoana generall...

May 1, 2016

Biscuit Donation Boosts Foodbank

Hundreds of packets of Girl Guide biscuits have been added to the Tauranga Foodbank larder, thanks to Legacy Trust’s taste for helping the community.Legacy Trust has donated $2,000 worth of Girl Guide biscuits to the foodbank – with this amount equating to nearly 500 packets of the ever-popular biscuits.The Foodbank team assures the biscuits will be added to food parcels.Legacy funeral director Annie Innes imagines they will be a popular inclusion – people just don’t seem to tire of them...

April 1, 2016

Alf Rendell Photographic Scholarship

Legacy’s commitment to pay $25,000 for the production of a special Tauranga book has paid dividends. Money made from the sale of Historic Tauranga From Above has been placed in an endowment fund, enabling an Alf Rendell Photographic Scholarship to be awarded annually, for many years, to a Bay of Plenty Polytechnic student.At a special presentation recently Legacy Funeral’s Mike Savage, joined with Legacy Trust trustee Bill Holland in presenting the $51,203 made from the sale of Alf Rendell...

March 4, 2016

Quarter of a Million Dollars Milestone

More than a quarter of a million dollars has been gifted back in to the greater Tauranga community by Legacy Trust this financial year.The total of $255,267 equates to a record annual amount gifted by the charitable trust, which is responsible for distributing the profits from Legacy Funerals. The recipient list in this year’s latest gifting round includes a large number of groups benefitting the young people of the district. Those recipients comprise: Life Education Trust, Youth Development T...

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