Wairarapa Grants Celebration

More than 50 guests braved the wild weather to join Nikau Foundation donors, friends and grant recipients last week to celebrate 19 grants worth over $30,000 being given to the Wairarapa community. Murray Johnston, chair of Wairarapa Land Search and Rescue spoke...

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Board News: New Faces and Some Farewells

You may have noticed some new faces on our Board. After a formal recruitment process in late 2018 we have added some fresh talent and skills to our governance board. Nikau Foundation has welcomed Jill Day, Rebecca Morahan, Adrienne Olsen, Adrian Orr, Rachel Roberts...

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Look out for The Good Shop!

The Salvation Army, with support from Ministry of Social Development, Tindall Foundation and a 'pass-through'grant from a Nikau Foundation donor, has launched The Good Shop: an innovative alternative to predatory lenders targeting low-income communities. The first...

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2018 Nikau Foundation Grants Celebrations

Nikau Foundation's 2018 grants have been awarded and celebrated. 124 organisations received funding this year, from a diverse mix of organisations such as Sustainability Trust, Shine - The Porirua Education Initiative, Mary Potter Hospice and Experience Wellington....

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Local Kids Being Nourished by Lower Hutt Urban Farms

In 2018, Nikau Foundation funded the Urban Kai Farm project, an initiative of the Common Unity Project Aotearoa (CUPA). Their mission is to create and encourage intensive urban agriculture across the Hutt Valley. The produce nourishes local school children with free...

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Porirua District Fund Announced

Nikau Foundation is delighted to welcome the Porirua District Fund, a new sub-trust to be managed by Nikau Foundation on behalf of the Porirua community, grown from the $5.5m of remaining assets of Trust Porirua. Trustees at the Porirua Community Trust have, over the...

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A new endowment fund for Porirua

Trustees at the Porirua Community Trust have this year been undertaking a thorough review of the future management of $5 million of assets held by Trust Porirua. Trustees decided in March to wind up the Porirua Community Trust, due to inefficiencies in the parent...

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