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Nau Mai, Haere Mai | Welcome to Taranaki Foundation

Taranaki is a special place. Around our maunga an energy exists — driving passionate people across our rohe to get things done, to improve lives, and create the best of New Zealand, here in Taranaki.

Taranaki Foundation is born of this same drive and commitment. A charitable community foundation created for the people of Taranaki, by the people of Taranaki, our vision is to nurture and grow the prosperity of our region through community giving, partnerships and philanthropy.

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Destination Play at Kāwaroa

Water play, climbing platforms and a pump track are some of the new features planned for an innovative new play and learning space that will transform New Plymouth’s Kāwaroa Park for all ages to enjoy and explore.

Destination Play at Kāwaroa, which is being led by the Taranaki Foundation in partnership with Ngāti Te Whiti, NPDC and NP Partners, will be created next year and is designed as a legacy for future generations.

Construction is set to begin after Summer School holidays
(Early 2023).

"​We are unashamedly Taranaki. At our core, the Foundation is about Taranaki people leaving a lasting gift for Taranaki people."
Bryce Barnett - Chair, Taranaki Foundation
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Join the team!

Here at Taranaki Foundation, we are on an ambitious mission to nurture and build the prosperity of our region, and we are looking for a passionate local to join our busy team.

Six Taranaki athletes named in Future Champions programme

Anne Barron thinks of Taranaki Foundation as part of her family

Taranaki’s young artists celebrated at Taranaki Foundation Emergence Award’s ceremony

Taranaki Foundation launches landmark project – Destination Play at Kāwaroa

September is Wills Month

September is Wills Month, a good reminder of the importance of having a will and keeping it current.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will, we can help you make yours a lasting legacy for our community.

BIG dreams CAN happen!

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Taranaki Foundation’s voluntary Trustees have a deep, personal commitment to our region. They gift their time, considerable community knowledge and professional expertise to lead Taranaki Foundation. They passionately believe in the power of philanthropy to transform lives and create a more vibrant, prosperous region for all.

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