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Help Save the Hokianga Herald Building in Kohukohu

$1,000 donated
Given by 24 generous donors in around 11 months

- Operate a Community Resource & Information Centre for residents and visitors - Restore the historic Herald Building for posterity

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The Herald Building in Kohukohu was purpose-built as a newpaper printing office between 1901 and 1905 and housed three different newspapers until 1959, including the Hokianga Times and Hokianga Herald. For a decade from 1982 it was used as a Community Resource Centre and for various activities during the 2000s including furniture and boat building, then later as a local arts, crafts and produce shop. With ownership recently returned to Kohukohu Community Trust - a Registered Charity - the Hokianga Herald Group: Te Roopu Herara Hokianga has formed to 1) Establish 'The Hokianga Herald Building' Community Resource & Information Centre, to serve the greater North Hokianga area, and 2) Renovate the Herald Building, in association with HeritageNZ, and in partnership with Lotteries Environment & Heritage, appropriate to its place as a life-long 'centre of communication' within the town, now Kohukohu Heritage Precinct, and the wider district. The Community Resource & Information Centre will house a multitude of activities including offices of the Kohukohu TimeBank, a North Hokianga-wide Newsletter, 'Kai Ora' Healthy Food and Community Gardens coordination and fresh produce distribution, Eco-centre, a venue for meetings, wananga, workshops, hui and classes of all kinds including Holiday Programs for children/tamariki/mokopuna, a computer suite, computer training and Wifi hotspot, public photocopying, and an information centre for residents and visitors alike. The Herald Building may also become the offices of social-and-community enterprises in future. It will be the 'nest' and coordination hub for the implementation of many Goals & Objectives identified in Tirohanga/Vision Kohukohu - Rautaki Hapori: Community Plan 2018 (see Profile Picture).

Use of funds

The funds will be used for the day-to-day running of The Herald Building including normal outgoings like rent (nominal), power, internet & phone, plus small projects of all kinds generated by people in our community.

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Latest donations

Guest Donor
Guest Donor 5 days ago
Diana on 18 Oct 2020
Quilt raffle donation from Diana Mules
Glenda on 16 Oct 2020
Hi Jackie Glenda 66 and 16.thanks
Colin on 16 Oct 2020
Faith on 08 Oct 2020
Our old buildings give our country character. A current visual of our heritage. Hopefully we can save this one!

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Created by, and paying to a verified bank account of, Hokianga Herald Group (Group)

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