Celebrating 150 years of the Wellington Botanic Garden

Friends of the Wellington Botanic Garden were joined last month by staff and volunteers (past and present) to celebrate 150 years since the Garden's establishment. Visited by over 1.2 million people each year, the garden is an attraction for visitors both locally and...

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September is Wills Month

If you’ve been thinking about your will, now is the perfect time to update, amend or think about leaving a gift in your will for the benefit of something you care about. Over half of New Zealanders currently do not have a will, which can create problems for loved ones...

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Porirua, there’s a new strategic funder in town

Many Porirua charities and community groups will know what a struggle it is to be raising money for their causes. Sometimes it’s really hard to think strategically when you are wondering how you are going to pay the next bill and possibly, on occasions, how to keep...

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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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