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CREATING VIBRANT AND RESILIENT waikato COMMUNITIES

13th
May
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Concert
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10th
May
Sistema Waikato auctions painted cello
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9th
May
Pasifika by Nature showcases incredible talent
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30th
January
Waka Ama Sprint Nationals involve thousands
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26th
April
We are looking for a Finance and Investment Manager
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19th
April
Trust Waikato launches fresh brand
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11th
April
New painting for Waikato Museum art collection
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7th
April
Chinese Sports Day introduces new challenges
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15th
February
Trust Waikato Grantee Portal is live
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1st
February
Funding Workshops for Community Groups
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22nd
November
Social entrepreneurs want Impact Hub
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20th
October
Trust Waikato launches art book
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20th
September
New Trust Waikato building
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18th
September
New Pasifika Community Hub
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14th
September
$11.6million approved for Waikato groups
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6th
September
Trust Waikato grant sets stage for Waikato Regional Theatre
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1st
May
Men’s Shed - mates and mentors
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1st
May
Celebrating Sri Lankan New Year
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26th
April
Meteor Theatre to re-open mid-May
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24th
April
Fresh approach floods gardens with festivities
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12th
January
2017 Funding Rounds Announced
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10th
February
Hands On – Funding Workshops
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2nd
August
Looking for significant capital funding?
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5th
August
Waikato communities receive $2.8million
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1st
January
Congratulations to over 650 groups
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2nd
August
New chief executive appointed
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10th
September
$350,000 donation for palliative care wing
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1st
March
Frizzell painting for Trust Waikato Collection
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2nd
October
Trust Waikato gifts Art Collection to Museum
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22nd
August
Keeping culture centre of Afghan community
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5th
August
Diverse voices at Raglan Community Radio
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11th
August
Life skills and lattes in Taumarunui
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5th
August
Kaivolution - a revolution in food resuce
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12th
January
Tatuanui Rural Women's Group - creating comfort
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5th
August
Te Pai o Hauraki Marae – manaakitanga in Paeroa
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5th
August
Twin Rivers Arts – weaving creativity into community
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5th
August
Pursuing a passion for rugby
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5th
August
Orchestras Central Trust - creating unison
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5th
August
Cambridge Community House – services galore
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5th
August
Beattie Community Trust
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5th
August
Helping dogs help people
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31st
October
Investing in Waikato report
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Submissions and research

On occasion the Trust makes submissions regarding matters of interest to the people in its region.

A review of the Incorporated Societies Act of 1908 began in 2010, and Trust Waikato submitted on the Law Commission’s Issues Paper in 2011. After considering feedback and reporting to Government, an Incorporated Societies Bill Exposure Draft, setting out the goals for the replacement Act, was released at the end of 2015. Formal consultation began in early 2016.  

Trust Waikato has submitted on the Incorporated Societies Bill Exposure Draft. The Trust is generally in support of the Bill, but recognises the increasing burden of compliance placed on the non-profit sector through recent legislative changes.  

The submission closing date is 30 June 2016. You can find out more about the consultation here 

Baker Hawes Consultants Ltd completed a report in October 2014 for Trust Waikato about investing in the Trust's region. The executive summary is available on the following link:

Investing in the Trust Waikato Region

In December 2011 the Trust made a submission to the External Reporting Board in response to its September 2011 consultation paper Accounting Standards Framework for General Purpose Financial Reporting by Public Benefit Entities. 

Click here to read a copy of the submission

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