Marton War Memorial Hall Upgrade Listen Work on the renovation of the Marton Memorial Hall has begun after a $500,000 Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment was announced for the Rangitīkei District Council. In May, the Government earmarked funds for the renovation of town halls and war memorials as part of a renewed PGF focus on projects with more immediate job and economic benefits, as part of COVID-19 recovery. The hall was built circa 1959 and then extended in 1986. The renovation project includes the removal of asbestos, a new emergency exit, electrical and heating works, fire alarm installation, painting the interior and wheel-chair accessible toilets. The project will take five months to complete, during which 25 people, including 14 living in Rangitīkei, will work on the project. Council will schedule the works to minimise any disruption to Hall users who have bookings.