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18 April, 2024

Te Kōhao Health opens Taakiri Tuu Wellness and Diagnostic Centre

We had the honour of attending and speaking at the opening of Te Kōhao Health’s Taakiri Tuu Wellness and Diagnostic Centre opening on 15 April. Following a six-year journey, the new centre based in Enderley, Hamilton has been designed to be proactive in prevention and hopes to disrupt the historic…

Dennis Turton, Trust Waikato Chief Executive and Michelle Nathan, Department of Internal Affairs Community Funding Advisor, holding their gifted waka huia (treasure box) taonga for their organisation's contribution to the centre.

Waahine toa - women in leadership

This video showcases the incredible community efforts that went into supporting and keeping communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic which reached New Zealand in…

Impact Stories
15 December, 2020
Smiling staff from South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust.

Rongo Kirkwood Awarded PNZ Lifetime Membership

Rongo Kirkwood, Trust Waikato’s Pouhere Puutea – Strategic Grants Advisor, has been honoured with a Lifetime Membership for Philanthropy New Zealand (PNZ). She gratefully…

15 December, 2020
Photograph of Rongo Kirkwood.

The Rauhī Project - empowering children through music

The Rauhī Project is a charitable organisation, that empowers tamariki through music, helping them realise and develop their full potential, whatever that may be.…

Impact Stories
30 November, 2020
A group of children sitting in a circle on the floor holding violins, with a teacher explaining in the front middle.

Poutiria te Aroha - Parenting with love

Poutiria te Aroha offers a parenting programme that resonates with whaanau Maaori. Their programmes draw on Maaori cultural values and tikanga for raising tamariki,…

Impact Stories
28 October, 2020
Mum holding baby in front pack participating in the Poutira te Aroha programme.

Kotahitanga: United Through Creativity

Creative Waikato have launched a campaign “Kotahitanga: United Through Creativity”. Waikato artists are championing the fight for unity through works of art that speak…

Impact Stories
8 July, 2020
Snippet from sand animation, "Engage" by Dawn Tuffery.

Top 16 artists confront racism with creativity

In response to alarming signs of racism, 16 Waikato artists have been selected to share their voice through art and spark crucial conversations about…

Impact Stories
22 June, 2020
Each One Teach One - Acrylic on canvas piece by Lucie Blaževská as part of the Kotahitanga - United Through Creativity collection.

Unprecedented community response to COVID-19

Nearly $2 million in funding has gone from the Waikato Community Funders Group to community organisations who are meeting the needs of vulnerable people…

Impact Stories
27 May, 2020
Volunteers packing food parcels in Taumarunui.

Millions more in funding for COVID-19 response

Millions more in funding has been announced by the Waikato Community Funders Group to support non-profit organisations working on the frontline to help vulnerable…

27 March, 2020
Elderly lady walking down hospital hallway using a walker getting help from another woman.

Waikato Community Funders Group collaborate on COVID-19 response

Community funders in the Waikato region have combined efforts to directly support non-profit organisations who are well-placed to support the wellbeing of the most…

23 March, 2020
Hands being washed with soap suds.