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.

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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

Kumara Goldtrails Community Newsletter Oct 2017

A COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER FOR RESIDENTS AND VISITORS TO KUMARA. 

Kumara Goldtrails October 2017

For all enquiries, please email Heather

To subscribe click here. 

Please note, all font coloured blue 'click through' to the Kumara Website for more information. 

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve UPDATE

KRT presented to Westland District Council at their meeting of 29 September, with the outcome of the Council resolving to allocate $150k for the Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve project from the Kumara Endowment Fund. We are happy with the result as it confirms the Council's support and allows us to maintain our momentum with this project.

KRT’s fundraising with the Chinese Community is going nationwide!

In September, KRT was busy promoting the Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve and fundraising with the Chinese Community in Christchurch and Auckland.

Firstly with the Christchurch Zhonghua Chinese Soc and then in Auckland with the New Zealand Chinese History & Culture Assn. 

We are both humbled and encouraged by their generous support.  It is great to have them a part of our project.

Kumara Residents Trust. 

Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve *Update*

On Friday the 8th July 2016 a group of 8 Chinese representations from NZ Guangdong & NZ Jiangmen Association’s from Auckland visited both the Kumara & Ross Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve garden sites to get a better understanding of what is being planned and build.

It was the groups first visit to Westland and they were impressed with the two site locations.

A fundraising dinner was held in Christchurch on the Saturday night with both the Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association members with $2500 raised.

Both Auckland & Christchurch Guangdong Association group members will look for a joint fundraising opportunity's to support the twoChinese gardens.

Mike Keenan
CDO Ross & Kumara

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right: Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Auckland members of the Guangdong Association from left to right:
Mrs Jinming Chen / Biddy Manera Secretary WRENIS group from Ross/  Jinming Chen / Mike Keenan CDO for Kumara & Ross towns / Angela Tong / Richard Zhao Secretary General of NZ Guangdong and NZ Jiangmen Association /Liang Yongkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right: Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang

Outside the Kumara Chinese Miners Memorial Reserve Garden from left to right:
Richard Zhao secretary General of NZ Guangdong Chamber,and also NZ Jiangmen Association / Mr Lin / Mike Keenan CDO Kumara & Ross towns / Ms Tong Vice Chairperson of NZ Guangdong Chamber/ Mr Jinming Chen / Mrs Chen / Liang Yougkang