Wairarapa Fund: Regular Givers Wanted!

Nikau Wairarapa Fund is celebrating the generosity of local real estate agent Jaime Slater who has pledged to give $50 per month to the Fund. Regular giving is a simple way for everyday heroes to help contribute to the long-term well-being of their community. “I am...

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Spotlight on Trustee Adrian Orr

Adrian Orr joined Nikau Foundation as a Trustee in late 2018. He was appointed Governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in March 2018. His previous appointments include Chief Executive Officer at the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Deputy Governor and Head of...

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2019 Electra Business Awards

Running continuously since 1993, the Electra Kāpiti Horowhenua Business Awards are possibly the longest-running Regional Business Awards in New Zealand. 2019 is the 3rd year that Nikau Foundation has been involved in the awards. The Give Where You Live Achievement...

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2019 Grants Round-Up

Our Grants Round has officially closed, with over 340 applications received. We always enjoy hearing about all of the amazing community initiatives happening over our region, and about all of the creative ways local needs are being met by groups of passionate...

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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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