Let’s face it – everyone needs Friends and Puke Ariki is no exception.
Friends of Puke Ariki is an independent membership organisation whose objective is to passionately support Puke Ariki. It is also a registered charity. Membership starts at just $20 per annum. A small token that makes a big difference. Your membership fee and donations support various programmes and projects at Puke Ariki that would not be possible without this additional funding.
Things like the Summer Reading Programme. Each year this programme helps encourage over 200 primary and intermediate aged children to keep up their reading over the school holidays. A time when they are in danger of losing many of the literacy gains they have worked so hard to achieve over the school year. Read about the Summer Reading Programme in the Taranaki Daily News.
Thanks to the support of the Friends, and in partnership with Ngā
ti Rahiri, in May 2013 Puke Ariki was able to complete extensive conservation work on an important taonga, ensuring its survival for generations to come.
Read the Taranaki Daily News article
about the project.