Local resident Adrienne Bushell is the Development Manager of the Nikau Foundation, and recently explained to the Kapiti Rotary Club, how the charitable organisation provides assistance in Kapiti.

Examples of who is currently benefiting in Kapiti are, Youth Quest Trust; Paraparaumu Playcentre; Nga Manu Nature Reserve; Adult Literacy Kapiti; Birthright Otaki; Volunteer Kapiti, and Otaki Timebank. “New donors are appearing regularly, most of whom nominate their favourite project in the District, and we then go to work and lay plans for assisting that charity’, said Mrs Bushell.

The most recent grant from Nikau Foundation on behalf of the Kapiti Community Enterprises Fund was to Hohepa who are building a shed for their gardening equipment.  Adrienne is pictured here (left) with Eddie Winkel (President of Kapiti Rotary) and Liz Koh, Deputy Chair of Nikau Foundation.