Republic of Whangamomona

The Republic of Whangamomona was very fortunate to receive a grant of $9,500 from the Taranaki Electricity Trust (TET)

The Republic of Whangamomona was very fortunate to receive a grant of $9,500 from the Taranaki Electricity Trust (TET) to provide assistance with our 2019 Republic Day running costs and the installation of a commemorative sculpture to celebrate 30 years of being a Republic.

 We are a not-for-profit organisation that provides financial assistance and development opportunities to the many organisations within our rural community. Many moons ago, the neighbouring regional council proposed that the area of Whangamomona should be shifted to the Manawatu territory. The locals were very proud of their Taranaki roots and repelled this proposal by declaring itself a Republic.

 The funding from TET has enabled us to successfully host our 2019 Republic Day and as a direct result, generate funds that will benefit our community organisations. Not only does our Republic Day provide financial assistance to our community, it also provides an opportunity for the community to come together and remain connected. The grant has also provided the district with an opportunity for further promotion, with the installation of a life-sized driftwood sculpture of a bullock. As a nod to those before us, the bullock represents the pioneering days of clearing bush and breaking in the land of Whangamomona.

 As an organisation, we are very grateful for the continued support that the TET has provided the Republic of Whangamomona over the past 26 years.