Who we are and What we do:
Formed in 2010, the purpose of Havelock Vision is to benefit the community by creating a vision for the future development of amenities in Havelock and the wider Te Hoiere - Pelorus area. This is achieved through ongoing consultation with the community; prioritising the projects suggested by the community and collectively working towards realising that vision.
How we do this:
1. Collecting ideas for projects that will benefit Havelock and the Te Hoiere - Pelorus area
2. Providing clarity for the vision and priorities
3. Putting together feasibility studies for proposed projects
4. Building partnerships with organisations, businesses and individuals who share in the vision
Over the years we have led and supported numerous community projects in the area. From Bonfire Night events to community transport initiatives; from Muddy Buddy, Havelock Passports & Health Expos to the 'Havelock Mussel Men' - Those cute little critters that you'll see around Havelock? Yep, that was us ... enlisting the help of our friends at Havelock Menzshed.
As well as the chaps at the Menzshed, we regularly work in partnership with other local community groups to get things done. These include Havelock Lions, Pelorus Area Health Trust, Havelock Community Association & St Peter's Church.
Our major funding partners are Sport Tasman, the Lottery Grants Board, the Community Organisation Grant Scheme and Marlborough District Council, with additonal funding for specific projects coming from The Gallery Havelock, Havelock Mussel Festival and The Blue Door. We couldn't do what we do without the funding we receive from these wonderful organisations!
The people behind Havelock Vision:
- Barbara Fauls - Chairperson
- Ian Cameron
- Muff Newton
- Brian Cameron
Community Liaison Officer / Administrator - Julia Pointon
Havelock Vision oversees a number of ongoing activities and projects in the community. By offering activities within our rural community, we aim to ensure that local people have some of the same opportunites enjoyed by people living in towns. Being able to participate in activities locally reduces the number of trips made into the larger centres, saving families money and time, while also benefitting the environment.
Current projects include:
Pelorus Community Activity Hub
- Tumble Tots - physical activities for preschoolers and their caregivers
- Pelorus Youth - regular activities and events for 12-18 year olds
- Havelock Taekwon-Do - weekly class for all ages
- Ebb & Flow - movement class for older people
Pelorus Kids Creative - afterschool Art classes for 8-12 year olds
Pelorus FM - community radio 106.7
What's On in Havelock? - monthly activities brochure
Havelock Birdsong - Waiata Manu - preditor free trapping group