Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) Fund

Fund opens 01 July 2022 and closes 02 August 2022 at 4:30PM.

The Mangawhai Endowment Lands Account (MELA) is managed under the Mangawai Lands Empowering Act 1966 [sic].  MELA was created on dissolution of the Mangawhai Harbour Board, which had significant assets in the Mangawhai area. On dissolution, the cash and income from land assets not transferred to the Northland Harbour Board for port purposes, were invested to provide grant funding for county purposes that benefit or tend to benefit the district (that being a defined area).  
Some key assessment criteria

  1. The project or service that the funding is requested for must meet the criteria under the Mangawai Lands Empowering Act 1966 [sic]:
    Funds must benefit or tend to benefit the district, that being a defined area (see map);
    In keeping with the Act, applications that enhance and/or protect the Mangawhai Harbour and surrounds will be given more favourable consideration.
  2. Applicants’ principal functions and/or activities must be of a not‑for‑profit nature.
  3. The service or project proposed is not already provided by another group or agency.

Previous successful applicants are listed here. The 2021 funds were awarded to the following applicants:


Purpose Awarded
Mangawhai Activity Zone Artificial turf care and maintenance $730.00

Mangawhai Activity Zone

Star shade structure


Mangawhai Museum and Historical Society Inc.

 Humidity and temperature readers


Mangawhai Heads Volunteer Lifeguard Service Inc

Contribution towards removal of existing stairs and landing off deck, cast 2 poles for new landing, construct new landing and realign opening in balustrade, supply and install new closed riser stair and reinstate balustrading to match existing break out redundant concrete footings and lay new concrete slab $6,077.00

Mangawhai Library Hall Trust

Contribution towards men's and ladies toilet cubicles and auto flush urinal  $5,000.00

Rotary Satellite Club of Maungaturoto-Mangawhai

Contribution towards flat bed 4.3m trailer and purchase and delivery of a 20 foot shipping container (boat storage)  $7,310.00

Mangawhai Shed Inc.

Contribution towards internal wiring and connection of power to workshop $7,500.00

Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust

Contribution towards croft timber poles and anzor fasteners $8,258.00

Total granted