A pot of gold containing $400,000 has been given to community
organisations and schools which have organised events to
celebrate the 150th anniversary of gold being discovered in
Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes districts next year
and in 2013.
Some Wakatipu schools and organisations got an early
Christmas present this week, with the Central Lakes Trust
(CLT) approving more than $95,000 in grants ahead of the
region's sesquicentenary next year.