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...

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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...

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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...

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Growing an invaluable asset for Porirua City   

Benefiting from an economy of scale, plus having access to Nikau Foundation’s investment expertise were just two reasons for creating the Porirua Fund. The new fund will enable Nikau Foundation to grow its presence and impact in the Porirua region. It was established...

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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...

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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...

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Wairarapa Fund: Regular Giving to make a difference

Nikau Wairarapa Fund team have an ambitious goal; they are aiming to raise $50,000 in just two years to ensure they can continue to support the community forever! Wairarapa Committee Chair Lucy Mclaren says that she has been delighted with the generosity of a number...

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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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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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Growing an invaluable asset for Porirua City   

Benefiting from an economy of scale, plus having access to Nikau Foundation’s investment expertise were just two reasons for creating the Porirua Fund. The new fund will enable Nikau Foundation to grow its presence and impact in the Porirua region. It was established...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

Wairarapa Fund: Regular Giving to make a difference

Nikau Wairarapa Fund team have an ambitious goal; they are aiming to raise $50,000 in just two years to ensure they can continue to support the community forever! Wairarapa Committee Chair Lucy Mclaren says that she has been delighted with the generosity of a number...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more