A lasting legacy

Passionate and generous throughout her lifetime, Bice Tennyson, was moved to give back to the community where she lived, worked and raised her family. Dedicating most of her adult years inspiring a love for science in young people. She enjoyed a long and successful...

Stories from our communities

The Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust Located on the Kāpiti Coast, The Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust have been supporting the local community for years. With their marae suddenly inaccessible due to Covid-19, the trust quickly implemented a new...

Supporting our front-line through grant-making

The Nikau Foundation team have been working hard during lockdown level 3 and 4 to play our part in the Covid-19 community response. From providing support for charities, connecting donors and partners with local needs and activities, and giving out nearly $30,000 of...

Our Community – A grants update from Porirua

Porirua has a large and ever-growing youth population and it is vital to harness this creativity, innovation and energy for the benefit and growth of the community. The Porirua Fund’s aim is to support long-term, sustainable and impactful initiatives which will...

Spotlight on Trustee Adrian Orr

Adrian Orr joined Nikau Foundation as a Trustee in late 2018. As Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, Adrian possesses a unique insight into the needs within our communities. Committed to building resilient, healthy and vibrant communities, Adrian brings a...