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Read our latest news and updates below.

You can also find the latest Taranaki Foundation newsletters here

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.

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Anne Barron thinks of Taranaki Foundation as part of her family

“Giving through Taranaki Foundation keeps my giving alive – it keeps on living forever and giving forever. It means I can leave a lasting legacy for my community.”

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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.

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

Fifty-seven aspiring artists entered Percy Thomson Gallery’s premier art competition for young and emerging Taranaki artists.

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Taranaki Foundation launches landmark project – 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.

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Taranaki Foundation Emergence Awards a celebration of local talent

Art awards shine light on emerging creativity and talent in our community

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Congratulations to the 2022 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Hayley Thorpe and Ilana McEldowney recipients of the 2022 Cliff Perrett Memorial Fund Scholarship

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The Lysaght-Watt Fund

The Lysaght-Watt Fund will continue supporting Arts, Culture and Heritage funding across Taranaki.

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Welcome to our new Distribution Committee Members

Taranaki Foundation welcomes four new members to the Distribution Committee.

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A quiet act of generosity

Through a gift in his will, safeguarded by Taranaki Foundation, Glen will be enabling scholarships for Taranaki students specifically in the areas of journalism and photography.

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The gift of trees

We are excited that we have teamed up with Trees that Count to plant native trees that were gifted as part of the Forest of Generosity initiative.

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Community Foundations – the new way of thinking about charity and estate planning

We are honoured to work with Bruce Carter, who wanted to make a lasting contribution for his community.

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Empowering and enhancing the lives of people living with disability

It takes only one person to make a difference in a person's life.

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Congratulations to Sam Harvie, Ohangai Centennial Teaching Scholarship recipient

We are proud to announce that Sam Harvie is the most recent recipient of the Ohangai Centennial Teaching Scholarship.

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Congratulations to our 2021 Rudi Milesi Scholarship Recipients!

We are proud to announce that Hawera High School students Madeline Pick and Noah Fortuin have been selected as the recipients of the Rudi Milesi Scholarship.

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Craigs Investment Partners generous Christmas giving

Taranaki Foundation is proud to once again work with the awesome team at Craigs Investment Partners to distribute early Christmas gifts to chosen community causes.

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2021 Taranaki Foundation Grant Recipients

This month over $104,000 was granted to Taranaki community groups from Taranaki Foundation’s 2021 Distributions.

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Bruce Carter Fund

This fund was established in 2021 to continue to support the causes and charities he is passionate about in a strategic and meaningful way.

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Taranaki Foundation welcomes new fund to benefit Taranaki children

Help a Taranaki Child Trust recently transferred their assets to Taranaki Foundation to safeguard and grow.

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An intergenerational family legacy lives on for Taranaki

Vicki and John Haylock made the generous decision to leave a legacy when their Uncle Basil left an inheritance for them.

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The Power of Endowment: An Enduring Legacy

Celebrating the growth of Taranaki Foundation’s first donor fund

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Foundation welcomes three new trustees

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

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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.

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The Harvey Symes Fund  

Passionate about farming and rugby and with a strong ethos for giving back, the Harvey Symes Trust was established in 1981 to support charities in South Taranaki and Patea in particular. In July 2021 the Harvey Symes Fund was transferred to the Taranaki Foundation for management.

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The Rudi Milesi Fund

In June 2021 the Rudi Milesi Estate was transferred to the Taranaki Foundation to provide scholarship assistance for the education and development of young people from South Taranaki in the fields of dramatic theatre and veterinary science.

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Hinton Family Investment Fund

Robyn and Phil Hinton believe that through investing in Taranaki’s future through the Foundation, there is a real potential to enhance, change and foster the things that make a difference to everybody that lives here.

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Craigs Investment Partners generous workplace giving

On behalf of the Craigs New Plymouth branch Giving Committee, the Foundation is pleased to distribute $5,500 to the Taranaki community organisations: Taranaki Health Foundation, Taranaki Retreat, Little Fighters Charitable Trust and New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled.

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Community Foundation Announces New Name, Logo and Brand

Your Foundation has a new name and brand identity that emphasizes its mission to be a renowned foundation for giving that provides an inter-generational legacy for the Taranaki community.

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Energy City Ford sponsor car for Taranaki Foundation

The Taranaki Foundation is fortunate to have generous support from our funders, sponsors, organisations, individuals and donors investing their time, resources or expertise, they enable us to grow our reach and to build a prosperous Taranaki for all.

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Is the glass half empty or half full?

On Friday 30 April, our glass was full as we had the amazing opportunity to briefly introduce the Taranaki Foundation - what we do, our vision and how to get involved to nearly 200 Taranaki Business Professionals over a breakfast and a lunch session with Economist Cameron Bagrie.

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Steve ‘Coach’ McKean legacy honoured

The memory of a Taranaki sporting legend Steve 'Coach' McKean will live on through a fund created in his name, supporting a cause close to his heart.

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Taranaki Foundation announced as the Official Charity Partner of Taranaki Rugby

Taranaki Foundation Official Charity Partner of Taranaki Rugby.

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Ohangi Centennial Teaching Scholarship Recipient

Hawera High School graduate Elyssa Urgino is the most recent recipient of the Ohangai Centennial Teaching Scholarship from the Winifred Knight Trust.

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