The Takuvaine Kumiti Tama Oire (village clean up committee) spent their winnings on 12 brand new sewing machines. These items were gifted to a number of Vaine Tini in a special ceremony held at the Takuvaine meeting house last Wednesday
The village of Takuvaine placed first in the Vaka Pride competition for the Akono i te Ao Rangi category which focuses on the best-kept and clean public areas and roads, helping to keep our islands rubbish-free and free of mosquito breeding sites.
Takuvaine has consistently taken out top placing and have used their cash prizes in an effort to contribute to Vaka Pride. New sewing machines were donated to the Tutakimoa Vaine Tini and Youth, Takamoa Vaine Tini, SDA Vaine Tini, Apostolic Vaine Tini, Catholic Womens League, and the Takuvaine Vaine Tini and Youth.
In the past, proceeds from the Vaka Pride competition have been used to purchase a ride-on lawnmower to help with keeping the local sports grounds looking tidy. The machine is also available for the upkeep of areas such as the Takamoa Theological College grounds.
Tangata Samania from the Takuvaine committee thanked the Vaka Pride competition organisers for the funds that went to support the Vaine Tini groups, and the government for the extra cleaning and safety equipment they were given.