Momentum Waikato

Community Organisation

Momentum Waikato
Suite 1
127 Alexandra Street
Hamilton Central
Hamilton 3204
11 days ago

‘Gap filling’ grants made to local conservation projects

The Team from Momentum Waikato

A ‘gap-filler’ conservation fund established at Momentum Waikato by a local philanthropic couple has made its first round of grants towards predator control and restoration planting projects across the region.

The Waikato Hauraki Conservation Fund was kickstarted by a significant donation by… View more
A ‘gap-filler’ conservation fund established at Momentum Waikato by a local philanthropic couple has made its first round of grants towards predator control and restoration planting projects across the region.

The Waikato Hauraki Conservation Fund was kickstarted by a significant donation by Dianne and Selwyn June in 2021, and then boosted by a donation from the estate of the late John and Bunny Mortimer, who established the Taitua Arboretum.

The new Conservation Fund welcomes public donations that will grow the ongoing investment income it uses to support conservation work by voluntary groups and landowners.

“From what we’ve seen, it is the small things that need reliable funding. For instance, they might need to buy some bait stations, perhaps send some attendees on a first aid course, or buy safety gear” says Dianne.

Click 'Read More' to find out which groups received the first grants from the Waikato Hauraki Conservation Fund.

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13 days ago

Join the Audience for new Theatre

The Team from Momentum Waikato

The Waikato Regional Theatre, under construction in the South End of the Hamilton CBD, will be a world-class performance venue with a stunning vista of the river.

Share the Stage - this multi-purpose performing arts centre will be both a springboard for local talent and a heartland drawcard for … View more
The Waikato Regional Theatre, under construction in the South End of the Hamilton CBD, will be a world-class performance venue with a stunning vista of the river.

Share the Stage - this multi-purpose performing arts centre will be both a springboard for local talent and a heartland drawcard for the world’s best entertainment.

The 1300-seat state-of-the-art auditorium, featuring crystal-clear acoustics, up-close sightlines and variable stage and viewing configurations, will be able to showcase every kind of live performance.

Click ‘Join the Audience’ to sign up for updates at sharethestage.co.nz
Join the Audience

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27 days ago

Conservation funds welcome your donation...

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Many people want to volunteer for conservation work, but more money is always needed to resource the labour offered.

Which is why there are three conservation-focused philanthropic investment funds at Momentum Waikato - donations grow ongoing income for local activities.

The … View more
Many people want to volunteer for conservation work, but more money is always needed to resource the labour offered.

Which is why there are three conservation-focused philanthropic investment funds at Momentum Waikato - donations grow ongoing income for local activities.

The Fund for Nature Hauraki-Coromandel support includes kiwi protection, trap building and training.

The Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Fund supplies plants and pest control kit.

The Waikato Hauraki Conservation Fund is a ‘gap filler’ for things that volunteers need that are not usually funded.

Want to know more? Click here and select Fund title.
See all funds

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42 days ago

School camp legacy backs visionary lake project

The Team from Momentum Waikato

The visionary project to create a public outdoor education and recreation park around the new lake filling a former mine at Kimihia in Huntly is in part being enabled by a trust originally established to build a school camp near Raglan.

The Huntly Karioi Trust was established in 1972 to … View more
The visionary project to create a public outdoor education and recreation park around the new lake filling a former mine at Kimihia in Huntly is in part being enabled by a trust originally established to build a school camp near Raglan.

The Huntly Karioi Trust was established in 1972 to facilitate outdoor education opportunities for the students of Huntly College. It was incorporated the following year, as camping and other outdoor training classes were getting underway at the College.

By 1976 the Trust had raised in excess of $30,000, a significant amount at the time, achieved with the support of the College’s staff, local farmers and the community at large.

Two significant fundraisers had been a raffle for a new car, and the running of a relay from Wellington to Huntly in just under 44 hours by nine students, including Lynda Topp, and teacher Brian Curle, as pictured below.

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46 days ago

Securing the future for local disability support funding

The Team from Momentum Waikato

Here's some great news to start the new year!

The ‘Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato’ has been set up by the Gemini Trust, through transferring its investment portfolio to the care of Momentum Waikato.

This has allowed the Trust to be wound up, while ensuring its mission to … View more
Here's some great news to start the new year!

The ‘Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato’ has been set up by the Gemini Trust, through transferring its investment portfolio to the care of Momentum Waikato.

This has allowed the Trust to be wound up, while ensuring its mission to provide financial support for CCS Disability Action Waikato can continue forever.

CCS Disability Action Waikato makes a huge difference in the lives of disabled people and their whaanau across the Waikato, Coromandel and King Country.

A heart-warming example is that of Lexy and her foster parents Maree and Dave in Te Aroha, pictured below.

“She’s a complete social butterfly,” says Maree. “She just brings so much love and laughter into our home. She’s a joy to have in our lives.”

Do you, or your business or organisation, want to support the day-to-day lives of disabled people across the Waikato by helping to grow the income that provides tailored support to enable independence and choice in their lives? Do you want to help disabled people build their futures by attending the University of Waikato?

If you do, please donate to the Fund for CCS Disability Action Waikato!

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