Watch our videos to see the high-impact projects we fund and the positive work happening in our Waikato communities.
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.
Trust Waikato Measuring Impact Highlights
Trust Waikato hosted a community event, Measuring and Leveraging Impact on May 4 2018. At this event, two international key note speakers, Michael Weinstein and Aunnie Patton-Power shared their knowledge on how to measure real and sustained impact for communities. This video shares some of the highlights from the day.
Trust Waikato new building open
The new Trust Waikato building at 4 Little London Lane is now open. It features offices on the top floor, purpose-built meeting rooms and flexible spaces on the ground floor. The overall impact on our community will be enhanced coordination, more connected people and a more positive community impact. The ground floor includes meeting rooms which community groups can book for free at www.trustwaikato.co.nz/resources. An holistic approach has been taken in the design of the new two story building which acknowledges and integrates cultural, historical and contemporary architecture. Trust Waikato has thoughtfully considered the heritage aspects of the site in terms of Trust House and the surrounding gardens. Design company Chow Hill Architects Ltd has fully integrated the design and flow of the new building with the gardens and Trust House, which are now more open and inviting to the public. The building faces South East across the Trust Waikato grounds and overlooks areas of important cultural significance. The new building has been designed to take in the natural beauty of the area and the poles at the front of the building symbolise the bends in the Waikato River and the taniwha at each bend. The upper floor houses Trust Waikato staff in an open-plan environment.
Kaivolution Report - Food Security in Kirikiriroa Hamilton
In the report "Breaking Leftover Bread Kaivolution and Food Insecurity in Kirikiriroa Hamilton 2017" Robert Moore and Alex Bailey interviewed people working in 13 community and social service organisations that receive and redistribute food from Kaivolution. The report reflects the observations of those who participated , about the experiences of food insecurity in their communities, the barriers that people have to accessing food, and the role of Kaivolution in redistributing food in their communities.