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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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September is Wills Month!

Having a will gives you peace of mind that you have made the best provision possible for the people and causes you care about.

You don’t need to be wealthy to consider leaving a charitable gift in your will. In fact, for many people, leaving a gift in their will is a more achievable way of fulfilling their long-term charitable goals. 

Donors can leave a specific sum, or gift a percentage of their estate, capped at a nominated amount. Funds can be directed towards causes that are close to the donor’s heart, or the trustees of the Foundation can distribute the funds to where they are needed the most. 

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

"​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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Foundation welcomes three new trustees

New Trustees bring experience, passion and new perspectives to the Taranaki Foundation Board

An intergenerational family legacy lives on for Taranaki

September is Wills Month!

The Harvey Symes Fund  

The Rudi Milesi Fund

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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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