Two Hawke's Bay sites are among 20 across the country to have been given the nod for a spruce-up in the annual Dulux Community Paint Makeover scheme.
The Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club on Napier's Marine Parade and the Rata Olsen Scout Group in Hastings were among the 500 applications Dulux received from community groups all over the country - and both made the winning list.
Each prize is made up of 100 litres of paint, a free colour consultation plus technical advice on preparation.
Dulux New Zealand's general manager Julia Myers said the response from different community groups had been heart-warming.
"We were humbled by the applications from many hard-working community groups who really are the lifeline of their communities. It was incredibly difficult to separate out the most deserving recipients, but we hope that a fresh coat of paint and a new colour scheme will breathe new life and energy into their buildings and restore them to full use again in their communities."
The Pacific Surf Lifesaving Club recently replaced its leaking club house roof, but did not have enough funds to paint its water-stained ceilings.
"The exterior is well overdue for a makeover, with the hard seaside environment eroding the current paintwork and making it look tired and shabby," Ms Myers said. Dulux were delighted to be able to step in and help.
In the second-tier category of 30 community groups, which will receive 60 litres of the paint of their choice, the Waimarama Marae and Church got the nod.