New South Taranaki Cooking Class Cuts the Mustard

The South Taranaki Whanau Centre (STWC) has hit the mark with their latest course – Nutritional Cooking on a Budget. Brooke and tutor Helen “These cooking classes have certainly me made me far more aware of my health and how to look after it on a budget, I use to think eating healthy was something I couldn’t afford. Now I cook more than ever and even my friends comment on how my cooking has improved and is tastier!” says recent participant Brooke. “We developed three new courses as a result of feedback we…continue reading →

Give Back & Get Back

You don’t need to be a current Te Karaka donor or partner to support our community. And if you make a donation before 31 March you can claim 33.3% of it back, up to the level of your taxable income. To give to the General Taranaki Fund or a fund of your choice please contact us. Read more about the following Community Funds: Purangi Kiwi and Kokako Project Fund Taranaki Retreat Legacy Fund The Swingiest Fund for Generations of Art Lovers New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled Conductive Education Taranaki Hauora Fund Feel…continue reading →

Tindall Foundation Funding Open

Are you part of a community group or charity that works with families or runs social services? Applications for the next round of Tindall Foundation funding for Taranaki organisations close on 28 February.  Responsibility for allocating funding of around $40,000 per year under the Tindall Foundation’s Supporting Families and Social Services programme is overseen by Te Karaka Foundation. “The Tindall Foundation utilises our team’s local knowledge and expertise to allocate funding under this programme,” says Te Karaka Foundation Chair Ken Horner. Past recipients of the Tindall Foundation funding in Taranaki include: Central Taranaki…continue reading →

Riding into a new era of Funding

New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled is the latest community group to set up a fund through Te Karaka Foundation and within a matter of weeks of being established the fund has received a $5,000 donation.  “We’re looking to the future and we hope over a period of time to build a reserve endowment fund to provide greater surety for years to come and the security to plan ahead. The fund is already off to a good start,” says RDA President Kevin Nielsen. Like most charitable organisations, RDA relies on a combination of…continue reading →

Sir Stephen Tindall Event

Te Karaka Foundation was proud to host Sir Stephen Tindall as a guest speaker at their celebration of generosity event in October, themed: ‘We are in this Together’. Sir Stephen and Grace “Sir Stephen delivered such a relatable message of generosity saying giving is what gives him the greatest buzz,” says Te Karaka Foundation CE Grace Wesolowska. He went onto say how proud he is of the $150 million of community foundation giving over the last 15 years. After regaling the crowd with stories of social impact investing, America’s Cup, rockets, biofuel, pea…continue reading →

Knowledge Keepers – Puke Ariki Trust Endowment Fund

Just as establishing New Zealand’s first combined museum, library and visitor centre was bold and visionary, the Puke Ariki Trust is thinking big and looking to the future to establish an endowment fund with Te Karaka Foundation. “Our endowment fund will provide a regular source of funding to help discover, protect and share our taonga now and forever,” says Chair Lynn Bublitz. Puke Ariki Trust was established in 2006 to help secure additional funds for the development of Puke Ariki and its future. Since its inception, the Trust has assisted Puke Ariki to…continue reading →

The Swingiest Fund for Generations of Art Lovers launched

This year marks a new chapter for the Friends of the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery|Len Lye Centre in Taranaki with the launch of The Swingiest Fund for Generations of Art Lovers, opened with Te Karaka Foundation. “Just like Monica Brewster and Len Lye had the remarkable vision to think beyond today and leave a legacy, we’re looking to the future and have established a way for passionate contemporary art lovers and community minded individuals to contribute to a fund that will provide an enduring source of support,” says Friends of the Gallery’s Kim Dunlop-Roberts.…continue reading →

Giving is Good for You!

Giving makes people feel connected, happy, healthy, energised, empowered and grateful. New Zealanders give in many ways to many causes, 93% contribute in more than one way People give from the heart, for the good of others and the community, rather than for personal gain or recognition New Zealanders give more than just money — sharing time, energy and skills. We are incredibly lucky to live in a nation where people value generosity and see the benefits of giving, not only to the receiver but also to their own lives, connecting them to…continue reading →