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Nau Mai, Haere Mai | Welcome to the 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 regional centre in the world.

Taranaki Foundation is born of this same drive and commitment. A charitable 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
Inspiring giving

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Six Taranaki athletes named in Future Champions programme

Six Taranaki aspiring athletes have been given a chance to progress their careers through the Sport Taranaki 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

Congratulations to the 2022 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipients

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Together we can create a giving plan that will best suit your client’s needs and dreams for the future.

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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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