Kumara Softball Club Get Together

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Kumara Softball Club Formed -1987. 

The first team, senior women, was entered in the West Coast Softball Association Competition in 1987. The club then fielded their first junior team soon after (a requirement if a club fielded a team in the senior competition). The Kumara Junior players then began their inspirational journey; many eventually rising to the top in the premier grades. By 2001, the Kumara Club won 12 out of the possible 13 trophies: Premier and Junior Grades. During these years many spectators were entertained by a bunch of young players who played the game way beyond their years. 

The club was successful due to the fact that the Kumara Community got right behind the teams, and their support was phenomenal. We hope past players, coaches, managers, and supporters can make the time to catch up at a get together in Kumara during this Easter - 2019.

Event Facebook Group Here.

Yoga, Massage & more - 3 Oaks @ Greenstone Retreat

3 Oaks @ Greenstone Retreat is now open for summer and aims to help those in need of more balance in their lives.

This rejuvenating space can be found within an airy pavilion amidst the tall trees of Kumara’s most idyllic hideaway, a place where wanderers are equally free to encounter like-minded souls or enjoy a few moments in splendid isolation, which is the perfect setting for stepping outside your overwhelming life.

A team of therapists, teachers and diviners will assemble in 3 Oaks @ Greenstone Retreat regularly to offer healing treatments such as:

- Yoga
- Massage
- Reflexology
- Sudjok Korean Therapy
- Angel/Tarot card readings
- Reiki

Are you in need of some body care? Is it time to put yourself first? If so, check out our event calendar on facebook and book your next visit to 3 Oaks @ Greenstone Retreat now by calling Kate at 021 0811 3396 or emailing greenstoneretreat@outlook.com.

We look forward to seeing you!


Kumara Residents' Trust - AGM

Kumara Residents’ Trust

Annual General Meeting


21st June 2018

Kumara School Library



Previous AGM Minutes

Chairpersons Report

Financial Report

Election of Trustees

Election of Chair, Secretary & Treasurer

General Business:

-Membership update

List of Nominations received:

Fiona Pollard
Karen Wafer
Terry Duthie
Antje Wahlberg
Ursula Acker
Raymond Lee
Julie Rowe
Deb Patterson
Nicky Calcott

General Meeting to follow


 Action Log Updates

General Business


Kumara Chinese Reserve *update*

Kumara Chinese Reserve Update – Work has started on site & a $5000 donation!

In a major milestone for the Kumara Chinese Reserve, the first contract has been awarded to Westroads (Greymouth).  Civil works to do the ground excavation and fill, as well as formation of the contours of the garden has commenced and is expected to be completed mid June 2018.

After all our hard work with planning, design work and fundraising, it is exciting to reach this milestone together with our partners and see work finally commencing on the ground. By the end of the contract, we will be able to walk around the reserve and see the actual garden shape, paths, garden zones etc which will finally make the reserve a reality.

In another boost to the project, it is exciting and we are grateful to have received a significant donation of $5000 from a local family to be used to fund a table and chair set.  There have now been several local families who have donated either land or funds for this project, which shows the local connection with the project.  There are other opportunities for local families or groups to donate to the project for either specific items, or just generally for the construction of the garden.


Trustpower Community Awards

Entries close 31 May

Hi there,

We want to celebrate your community’s volunteers and have $150,000 up for grabs across 26 eligible regions!

Entries close 31 May for the 2018 Trustpower Community Awards, and we thought you might know of a group (or another group) worth shouting about.

Whether it's a group dedicated to improving health and well-being, an environmental group, an iwi group, a sports, culture or arts club, or just a group of friendly neighbours who get together to help out; if they have volunteers and make our communities a better place to be, we want to hear about them.

It's quick and easy to enter online, and everyone who enters a group will go in the draw to win one of six $500 Prezzy Cards.*

Do your bit for your community in two minutes — enter a group today.

Find out more

P.S. We're sorry if you've received this email and your group isn't based in one of our eligible regions.

However, if your group does complete work within an eligible region, we're able to accept your entry. Please be sure to include specific information about your group’s work in that particular location for the judges to consider.

Tourism Infrastructure Fund - Kumara

Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF)

The Westland District Council is applying to the Government Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF), and it’s time to gather the community support for the “Kumara Application Package”. Click here to see presentation.

Kumara package includes:

 1.      Kumara Sportsground – existing car park and toilet upgrade
2.       Upgrade to Taylors Hill car park (as per Chinese Miners' Memorial Reserve resource consent)
3.       Bike racks (sportsground and potentially other sites)

11th April 2018 – Flyer/submission form dropped off in your letterbox

16th April 2018 - Public meeting, 7.30pm at Kumara School

20th April 2018 - Closing date for feedback – email to krtreasurer@gmail.com or return flyer to the Kumara Hall mailbox.

 “Thank you for your feedback as we do our bit to help cater for our high number of visitors.”     

Julie Rowe, Chair of Kumara Residents Trust & Murray Stuart, Chair of Sportsground Committee