Puke Ariki Trust was established in 2006 in order to help secure additional funds for the development of Puke Ariki. Since its inception the Trust has assisted Puke Ariki to raise substantial funds through grants and donations. Most notably the Trust has supported the Common Ground
exhibition series, the Swainson/Woods photographic project and the exhibitions It’s Not Just a Game: Whānau, Whakapapa, Whutupaoro
and Surf: Shaping Taranaki
. The Trust has also helped negotiated the gifting and long-term loan to Puke Ariki of significant collection items including The Banks’ Florilegium
and The Highgrove Florilegium
Puke Ariki Trust Taranaki Collection Fund
In 2015 Puke Ariki Trust launched the Puke Ariki Trust Taranaki Collection Fund, which enables Puke Ariki to purchase artefacts and artworks of significant heritage value to the Taranaki region. With only limited funds available for this purpose, Puke Ariki is currently poorly positioned to secure such objects, which typically become available at short notice. The recently acquired Te Ātiawa canoe prow, one of only two of its kind in the world, is one example of a priceless taonga very nearly lost to Taranaki, due to lack of funds. In this case, the taonga was secured thanks to the generous support of Te Papa, such was its national significance.
Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship
In 2013 it established the Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship, which supports a post graduate student with research based on Puke Ariki’s extensive heritage collections. The inaugural scholarship was granted to Andrew Brown, PhD candidate at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Donate or Find Out More
For more information about supporting the Puke Ariki Trust, please contact Trust Administrator Fiona Cayzer firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 06 759 6710. Puke Ariki Trust is a registered charity CC22907 and all donations are tax deductible.
For more information about the Puke Ariki Trust Scholarship please contact Andrew Moffat, Heritage Collections Lead at Puke Ariki, email@example.com or phone (06) 759 0860..