It is with pleasure that the Earle Creativity & Development Trust announces the following Grant recipients for 2019.

History & Literature

  • Zak Rodgers – for producing a book of the authors poems with a QR code which provides a link to a film of the poems being performed: Kick out to the beat.
  • Janet Mace – production costs for a children’s book, Lucy the girl who listens, about a child who learns about the importance of maintaining the health of rivers.
  • Eljon Fitzgerald – to complete a play, Four friends and a funeral.
  • Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade – to publish the historical journey of the Bulls Volunteer Fire Brigade.
  • Kathy Clark, Taihape Community Trust – a recording of local histories and the training of young historians for project: Tell me more Taihape.
  • Murray Brown – to publish a comprehensive history of cricket in the Manawatū, including women’s cricket.
  • Paula Harris – to cover the production costs for poetic short films.


  • Manawatunes Barbershop Chorus – to bring a New Zealand barbershop quartet to Palmerston North to run workshops for the chorus and high schools.
  • Rodger Fox, The Houstoun-Fox – CD recording project.