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Watch our videos to see the high-impact projects we fund and the positive work happening in our Waikato communities.
K'aute Pasifika Village Opening
On 13 January 2023, K'aute Pasifika Trust hosted a beautiful celebration for the opening of their long-awaited Pan-Pacific Hub. This project has been over 20 years in the making, and Trust Waikato is honoured and privileged to support the development of this new Pasifika Community Hub. #yourvoiceyourvillageyourfuture
Wāhine 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 2020. In particular women who rose to the challenge in the Waikato region, to lead people with compassion, conviction and wisdom.
The Rauhī Project - empowering children through music
The Rauhī Project is a charitable organisation, that empowers children through music, helping them realise and develop their full potential, whatever that may be. Their mission is to use music as a tool to create social change in less advantageous communities, helping to nurture a new generation of New Zealanders who are generous, brave, innovative and resilient.
Trust Waikato 2020
At the Trust Waikato APM each year, our goal is to celebrate and honour the work of local community groups who connect and work so hard to create transformative results for our people. The year ended 31 March 2020 has been no different and we are utterly humbled by the dedication, mahi and the absolute aroha that goes into supporting those who need some more awhi to get through <3. This video is a small snapshot of the incredible people we get to meet and work with and we thank you with all our hearts for what you all do. The past year has been full of challenges on a local and global scale, and as we continue to navigate these uncertain times, this video is a reminder of the resilience, cooperation and collaboration that takes place across the Waikato. Kia kaha tonu. Kai toa tonu. Kia manawanui tonu. Let us continue to be brave, strong and leading with our hearts. Arohanui ki a koutou, ngaa taangata o Waikato.
Kotahitanga through Creativity
Creative Waikato have launched a campaign "Kotahitanga through Creativity". Waikato artists are championing the fight for unity through works of art that speak powerful messages of hurt, sorrow, hope and strength. The creative works aim to spark crucial conversations against racism and fuel the narrative for kotahitanga. See the artists and artworks here: www.kotahitangagallery.nz
Poutiria te Aroha - Parenting with love
Poutiria te Aroha offers a parenting programme that resonates with whānau Māori. Their programmes draw on Māori cultural values and tikanga for raising tamariki, along with the traditions of nonviolence, evident in the philosophy of peaceful resistance in Aotearoa (e.g. at Parihaka) and overseas. Watch this video to see the tranformative effect that both the teachers and akonga (students) experience in their programmes.
Waikato River Trails
The Waikato River Trails are in the heart of the South Waikato and extend for 103km along New Zealand’s longest river. The feasibility studies, which Trust Waikato gave a grant towards, have resulted in two exciting projects to extend these trails. We are proud to support this project which aims to increase resilience in rural and small communities.
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