Exciting Whalery News

Update 15 April: Thanks, GB Lions for pledging $1,000!  C’mon everyone … just $6,000 to go!

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WATCH the YouTube video (thanks, Morgan Foundation) >>>>> CLICK HERE

Hi everyone — We’ve had great news recently … a grant from Pupu Hydro Society ($2500) and Bainham Rural Women ($250) — plus some generous local private donors. It’s very empowering to know that you’re all sharing our vision. Thank you so much.

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 whalery and photo imageLet’s Get the Whale into the Whalery!

Sunday 7 February 2016–2pm @ Village Theatre–Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who came to learn a lot from the documentaries, Sophie White (Otago University) and Mike Ogle (DOC, Takaka). It was a reaffirming event, and we raised $500 (after expenses) towards our target. With other recent significant donations — there’s just another $15,000 to go… Please GIVE A LITTLE if you can

Whalery–Almost here … Please help us get it!

The planned extension to Golden Bay Museum Te Waka Huia o Mohua to tell the story of our local marine environment is almost within grasp.

Just before Christmas, the Museum learnt its Lottery Grants application for $40,000 was successful–Hooray!  The museum has now raised $97,000 from a variety of grant and other sources towards the whalery and preparation of the whale skeleton that will be the focal point of the displays. All that’s needed is a final $20,000 to make it happen.

Donations over $5 are eligible for tax credit refunds of 33.3%, and all donations of $1,000 or more will be recorded on a permanent donors’ board inside the whalery.

How to donate:

  • Post a cheque (made out to Golden Bay Museum Society Inc) to the museum at 73 Commercial Street, Takaka 7110
  • Make a direct credit (online banking) payment to the museum’s whalery account at the BNZ (02-0764-0063386-97). Please put your name in the Reference section and send your details by email to goldenbaymuseum@xtra.co.nz
  • Go to our Give-a-Little page– CLICK HERE! This is a safe, easy and efficient way of making donations and obtaining an instant tax-credit receipt.

Fundraising screening: Two Golden Bay whale stranding documentaries, Stranded! (1997) and Once a Pod of Whales (2012) will be screened at the Village Theatre on Sunday 7 February at 2pm. Tickets ($20, includes refreshments) are available from Paradise Video (next to the museum) and Collingwood Post and Gifts. Phone Penny (524-8112 or 021-02333-770) for more information.

 

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