The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti

Sunrise is a community foundation that can help you support local charities or causes you care about.

22/11/2023

Sunrise provides a funding boost for 35 worthy causes...

In our ninth annual funding round Sunrise distributed grants totalling $200,753 to 35 deserving local groups or organisations with a charitable purpose.

👍This year’s grant recipients include:

Alzheimer’s Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
Barnardos NZ
Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast
Eastland Rescue Helicopter
Eastwoodhill Arboretum
EITSA
Endangered Species Foundation
Family Works Tairāwhiti
Gisborne Bowling Club
Gisborne New Life Fellowship Trust (Oasis Community Shelter)
Gisborne Riding for the Disabled
Gisborne Unity Theatre
Hackfalls Arboretum
Hear 4 U
Hospice
House of Science Tairāwhiti branch
Kaiti Kings Chess Club
Kete Trust
Matai Medical Research Institute
Matapuna Training Centre
Midway SLSC
Outward Bound
Patu Tahi Boxing Club Inc
RNZSPCA
St John Tairāwhiti
St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
Stroke Foundation NZ (Tairāwhiti)
Sunshine Service Inc
Tairāwhiti Beneficiary Advocacy Trust
Tairāwhiti Multicultural Council
Tairāwhiti Technology Trust
Tolaga Bay SLSC
Waikanae SLSC
Wainui SLSC
Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust

20/11/2023

🔥Hot off the press - Sunrise summer newsletter.

Read about...
🔥the incredible service Oasis Community Shelter are providing for those in our community who other agencies either haven't or can't 'pick up'.
🔥what's happening in Tairāwhiti regarding su***de prevention - insights from Nate Monika, Su***de Prevention Postvention Coordinator at Whatu Ora.
🔥find out who received grants this year from Sunrise - over $200,000 granted to our community this year!!
🔥plus more stories about what Sunrise has been involved in throughout Tairāwhiti!!

Follow the link to our newsletter...https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Newsletters/Summer-2023.pdf

18/11/2023

A huge congratulations to Sunrise trustee Richard Briant who was recently awarded a Civic Merit Award for his unwavering commitment and dedicated service to local charitable trust Hear 4 U.

Hear 4 U is a charity in Gisborne based around breaking the stigma or men's mental health and supporting su***de prevention. Richard received this award for his dedicated service to Hear 4 U with fellow volunteers David Parker and Brian Horwell.

Ka Mau te Wehi Richard! (You're awesome Richard!)

16/11/2023

This Christmas, give a gift that just keeps on giving!

Have you considered gifting a donation to Sunrise, your local community foundation? Our smarter giving models means that gift will be invested to grow and make an ongoing difference in our community year after year.

Chose from over 50 different local funds with Sunrise across the arts, health, education, sport, environment, community/social service and animal welfare - something close to everyone's heart.

Follow the link to purchase a Gift Certificate this Christmas on behalf of a loved one...
https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/giving/gift-certificates/

10/11/2023

This Christmas, consider a gift that truly embodies the spirit of giving and generosity.

When you chose to make a donation to Sunrise in someones name, you're not only honouring them but also making a meaningful impact in your community. It's a way to celebrate the season's true essence, where the joy of giving far surpasses the value of any material gift.

Donations can be made directly through our website to any local Sunrise fund or you may prefer to request a Sunrise Foundation Gift Certificate. These can be made out for any amount, to any of our funds on the recipients behalf.

Give smarter this silly season!

Hospice Tairāwhiti calls for 'fairer' funding - The Gisborne Herald 05/11/2023

Did you read the article in the The Gisborne Herald recently about Hospice Tairawhiti and their hope that the incoming Government will introduce a more consistent, 'fairer' funding system? I've attached the article below - it's well worth a read!

This year our local Hospice provided care to 233 people and their whānau, an increase of 6 percent on the previous year. Those receiving their services ranged in age from 19 to 100 years of age and the number of people requiring their services is on the increase.

Funding is an ongoing challenge for Hospice Tairāwhiti, who this year faced a $700,000 deficit. An endowment fund for Hospice Tairāwhiti was established with Sunrise as a guaranteed source of funding, helping to secure financial security. If you would like to support Hospice Tairāwhiti's endowment fund with a donation, follow the link below which will take you to our website.

Read more about their endowment fund here...https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Special-Interest-Funds/SI-Posters-new-format/TSF-Hospice-Format-2017-Web.pdf

Hospice Tairāwhiti calls for 'fairer' funding - The Gisborne Herald 'This year, we are forecasting an operational deficit of around $700,000.'

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 05/11/2023

A guaranteed source of funding forever...

A variety of community/social groups have established endowment funds with Sunrise as a guaranteed source of income now and forever. Often run or supported by an army of volunteers, something they all have in common is the essential service they provide to those in our community who need them.

Any donations made to their funds are invested, protected and grown to keep up with inflation. The surplus investment income is returned to each of the fund recipients every year forever.

The community/social groups who have currently an endowment fund with Sunrise are:
🌞Gisborne Land Search and Rescue
🌞Gisborne Volunteer Centre
🌞Gisborne Womens Refuge
🌞Poverty Bay A&P Show
🌞Sunshine Bus Service
🌞SuperGrans Tairāwhiti
🌞Tairāwhiti Community Law Centre

See the full list of our special interest funds across the arts, health, education, sport, environment, community/social and animal welfare here:
https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/sunrise-funds/funds/

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 05/11/2023

The hardship our region has faced in this past year due to natural disasters has highlighted the importance of caring for our environment for future generations.

Four funds have been established with Sunrise with the environment as their core purpose.

🐝 WHINRAY ECO TRUST
Whinray Eco Trust work to restore our national icon the kiwi and to protect the Whinray Scenic Reserve and other endangered wildlife species in the area.

🌎 WAIKERERU ECOSANCTUARY
Waikereru Ecosanctuary is a beautiful haven on the Waimata River, with rare riverside bush and endangered native plants and animals. Home to the Wild Lab,an innovative science programme that inspires young people to learn about and take care of local waterways and landscapes.

🌱 ENVIRONMENT FUND
This fund was established to support charitable groups and organisations who advance the protection, promotion and preservation of the natural environment, flora and fauna of our region.

🌳 EASTWOODHILL ARBORETUM
Revered as the National Arboretum of New Zealand, Eastwoodhill encompasses over 131 hectares of rolling hills, 25km of walking tracks, and is home to 3,500 species of exotic and native trees, shrubs and climber plants.

To learn more about any of these funds please visit our website https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz or email [email protected].

04/11/2023

A little bit about us...

The Sunrise Foundation was launched in 2014 by Sir Stephen Tindall and we are now one of 17 Community Foundations in Aotearoa New Zealand, all working hard to make a positive difference in our communities both now and for future generations.

Since our inception we have been extremely well supported by generous donors and have received $7.7m in donations and distributed $1.3m+ to local charities and groups.

We are governed by a trustworthy, well-respected volunteer Board who bring a collective wealth of experience and local knowledge to the table, all of whom are passionate about building a better, stronger Tairāwhiti.

By gifting through The Sunrise Foundation you can be confident that you will make a difference in your community, forever.

Read more on our website:
https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz

02/11/2023

Local giving, for local needs...

SPCA Gisborne were grateful for the grant they received from Sunrise which they put towards their mobile desexing campaign in the Gisborne area.

"We desexed over 350 cats and dogs and vaccinated 600 with Sunrise's support," says SPCA's National Desexing Programme Manager, Rebecca Dobson.

SPCA Gisborne Centre covers a large area of the East Coast, stretching from Wairoa to Hicks Bay, helping animals who are sick, injured, abused or abandoned.

Any donations made to the Gisborne SPCA Endowment Fund with Sunrise stay local, directly benefiting the Gisborne SPCA branch.

Read more about the different ways you can give through Sunrise to the local causes you care about:
https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/giving/

30/10/2023

🌞Did you know Sunrise Foundation is one of 17 Community Foundations around NZ??🌞

Community Foundations have been growing as a movement across New Zealand since 2003. But the idea that a group of people can invest their money for the good of their local area has been around for over 100 years, with the first Community Foundation established in Cleveland, USA in 1914.

All 17 Community Foundations in NZ operate independently as not-for-profits building long-term, reliable funding streams for our local communities by investing and growing gifts we receive.

🤓Read more about NZ's other Community Foundations...

In the North Island:
Northland Community Foundation
Auckland Foundation
Acorn Foundation - encouraging giving for the Western BOP
Momentum Waikato Community Foundation
Eastern Bay Community Foundation
Geyser Community Foundation
The Sunrise Foundation
Taranaki Foundation
Hawke's Bay Foundation
Te Awa Community Foundation
Nikau Foundation

In the South Island:
Top of the South Community Foundation
Christchurch Foundation
Advance Ashburton Community Foundation
Aoraki Foundation
Wakatipu Community Foundation
Clutha Foundation

27/10/2023

Rangitahi at Kaiti School learn, create and connect through music!

The Gisborne International Chamber Music Competition received a grant from Sunrise's General fund. In partnership with Chamber Music New Zealand (CMNZ) they presented a series of music-based programmes in Tairāwhiti.

Based around threes areas of focus - Learn, Create and Connect, the projects were designed to create opportunities for people who have had little or no access to the arts to express themselves through music.

A three-day creative residence course at Kaiti School was delivered where students were given the opportunity to create music using bucket drums. The sharing of music is a wonderful way to build on communications skills and strengthen relationships as well as providing a constructive way in which to have fun with others.

Pictured: Cathy Irons, Engagement Artist at Chamber Music New Zealand, creates music alongside students from Kaiti School.

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 24/10/2023

Congratulations to Sunrise grants committee member Stephen Thomson who was awarded the Rural Champion Award at the Beef+Lamb New Zealand Awards in Christchurch recently for his Surfing for Farmers initiative.

Surfing for Farmers is a volunteer run, nationwide farmer mental health and wellbeing initiative which Stephen started in Gisborne and has grown exponentially - last summer hosting over 4000 farmers in different locations across the country.

We're lucky to have Stephen who cares deeply about our community and the people in it as part of the Sunrise team!

Ka mau te Wehi! (Awesome!)

Surfing photo credit: Newshub

24/10/2023

Our future lifeguards have been excitedly dusting off their club caps, ready for upcoming 'nippers' season.

Clara Wilson, Waikanae SLSC manager, said their club is grateful for the ongoing support from Sunrise and shared how they used their Sunrise grant last year.

"We put our grant towards the running of our super popular nippers holiday programme! For four weeks over the Christmas holidays we ran sessions three times a week for kids aged 6 to 14. Three qualified lifeguard coaches taught kids all the fun ocean skills like bodysurfing, swimming and board paddling but also the really important stuff like how to read the ocean, how to find a safe swimming spot with your family, how to a spot rip and what to do if you get caught in one. We're really grateful for the ongoing support from Sunrise."

Three surf lifesaving endowment funds have been established with Sunrise (Waikanae, Wainui and Gisborne) to support their longterm sustainability and ensure a guaranteed source of funding.

Read more about their funds here:
https://sunrisefoundation.org.nz/sunrise-funds/funds/

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 20/10/2023

The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr Suess

A growing number of local education providers are fortunate to have a guaranteed source of long-term funding thanks to their endowment funds with Sunrise.

We now have 13 different education providers, from preschool to tertiary level and beyond, who have established funds with us, including:

🌞Campion College
🌞East Coast Museum of Technology
🌞EITSA Tairāwhiti
🌞Gisborne Boys High School
🌞Gisborne Intermediate School
🌞Makaraka School
🌞Matapuna Training Centre
🌞Outward Bound Tairāwhiti
🌞Stella Maris Catholic Early Childhood Centre
🌞St Mary's Catholic Primary School
🌞Tairāwhiti Museum
🌞Wainui Beach School
🌞Waipaoa Station Farm Cadet Training Trust

Any donations made to the funds are invested, protected, and grown to keep up with inflation. The surplus investment income is returned to the each of the fund recipients every year forever.

A full list of our special interest funds across the arts, health, education, sport, environment, community/social services and animal welfare:
https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/sunrise-funds/funds/

17/10/2023

"I have whanau and friends who have started businesses and failed due to lack of knowledge or research. I hope to be able to assist them on their journey. This scholarship will help me to purchase resources including a laptop," says Pele Paenga.

Pele is currently studying for a NZ Diploma in Business and Bachelor of Accounting at EIT and was recently awarded a scholarship through the endowment fund they have with Sunrise.

The scholarship fund for EIT was set up in the early days of Sunrise to support one or two students each year who are facing hardship or where financial assistance will make a difference to their study.

Good luck with your studies Pele!

14/10/2023

Winston Churchill's saying 'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give' is apt when remembering Les McGreevy.

Les loved the perpetual nature of Sunrise and was a regular donor. In his Will he chose to create a named fund with Sunrise so that he could go on supporting causes he cared about well into the future.

Last year $9224 of investment income from his named fund was granted to local causes that he cared about, including Sunshine Service Inc, Swim For Life Tairawhiti and Whānau Āwhina Plunket.

Les loved the perpetual nature of Sunrise, where any gift he made would go on giving forever. 🧡 Thank you Les, for your generosity and for helping us build a taonga for our community.

Read more about Les and our other named funds on our website:
https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/sunrise-funds/donors/

11/10/2023

🌞The weather forecast for 'Show Weekend' is looking fab!!

🚜After a tough year for our community, it's wonderful that the annual Poverty Bay A&P Show is going ahead - a fun, family event where town and country can come together.

An endowment fund with Sunrise was established by The Poverty Bay A&P Association to build long term sustainability and security for the Show's future, so generations to come can continue to come together to celebrate our rural heritage.

Read more about their fund here:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Special-Interest-Funds/SI-Posters-new-format/TSF-PBAPA-Format-2019-Web2.pdf

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 07/10/2023

Did you know, including our General fund, we currently have 50 special interest funds across health, education, sport, environment, community/social services, animal welfare and arts? All donations stay local - through Sunrise you can support causes that are close to home and close to your heart.

Today, let's shine the spotlight on our health endowment funds...

🌞 Alzheimer's Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
🌞Cancer Society Gisborne-East Coast
🌞Chelsea Hospital
🌞Stroke Foundation NZ (Tairāwhiti)
🌞Dialysis Tairāwhiti
🌞Eastland Rescue Helicopter
🌞Health
🌞Hearing Assistance
🌞Hospice Tairāwhiti
🌞Multiple Sclerosis-Gisborne East Coast
🌞St John Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
🌞Su***de Prevention
🌞Waikohu Health

Follow the link to see the full list of special interest funds held with Sunrise.https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Special-Interest-Funds/Special-Interest-Funds-List.pdf

05/10/2023

"The contributions and support we receive from the team at Sunrise helps our RDA immensely, allowing us to continue to provide our riding therapy to on average 60 riders a week, with varying disabilities within our Gisborne community," says Amy Hopkins.

The core purpose of RDA is to provide interaction with horses to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for people experiencing disability, or who have specific challenges or needs.

In our 2022 annual funding round Sunrise provided RDA with a grant of $2500 from our General fund. We are proud to support the work RDA provide in our community for those who need them. Keep up the great mahi!

02/10/2023

⭐️Community Foundations of Aotearoa NZ Conference 2023⭐️

A couple of weeks ago, Janine McDiarmid represented Sunrise at the annual Community Foundations of New Zealand Conference in Wellington.

It was an opportunity for Janine to share what Sunrise has been involved in over the past year - our successes and challenges, as well as the chance to learn from others working in the not-for-profit sector.

There were numerous inspiring speakers, including Haimona Waititi who shared what a Maori expression of generosity is; Bridget Williams, founder of Bead and Proceed, a social enterprise to educate people on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals; and Dr Claire Routley who spoke about building a culture for philanthropy to thrive.

Janine came home bursting with enthusiasm and ideas, and is already looking forward to next year's conference. Thank you Community Foundations of Aotearoa NZ for a fabulous event.

28/09/2023

🤩📣 Introducing our Sunrise voluntary trustees...

We have a volunteer board of nine trustees, led by our chair Rob Dymock. The board
gift their time, community knowledge and professional expertise, providing a robust governance and succession model.

These fabulous trustees are a group of respected and trusted individuals from within our local Tairāwhiti community. We appreciate their commitment to Sunrise, helping to build a taonga for future generations.

21/09/2023

The number one question we get - What does Sunrise do?

For those of you unsure of what a community foundation does, this is for you...

Our model differs from that of perhaps a traditional not-for-profit, and although the community foundations model was first established over 100 years ago in Cleveland, Ohio, it is a relatively new concept in Aotearoa New Zealand.

A little bit about us...
🌞 Sunrise is an organisation for local people to give for local needs, to help build a strong future for Tairāwhiti-Gisborne forever. Since our inception in 2014 we've granted over $1 million to our community.
🌞We understand that thriving communities require long-term, sustainable support and resources. That’s why we invest and grow the donations we receive, however big or small, retaining a little bit to stay inline with inflation. The balance of the investment income is distributed to worthy local causes, helping create positive change for our region today, tomorrow and long into the future.
🌞We have 50 special interest funds and are committed to connecting our donors to the people, places and causes close to their hearts.

The Sunrise Foundation is a simple and lasting way to support LOCAL charities, organisations and causes that are important to you.

18/09/2023

When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee!

Did you know you can give as little as $5 per week to Sunrise, the cost of a cup of coffee through our Regular Giving scheme?

When setting up an automatic payment your donation can be added to the General Fund or one of our special interest funds, the choice is yours. Donate now and see your donation working for our community throughout your lifetime.

Learn more here:
https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/giving/lifetime-giving/

16/09/2023

Exciting things planned for Elgin whanau!

E Tu Elgin plan to put the $5000 grant they received from Sunrise on behalf of The Tindall Foundation towards operating costs of their sustainable skills courses for whanau living in Elgin.

Rewana bread making, bulk food cooking, weaving, baking and household financial literacy are just some of what they have planned.

"We want to teach skills to last a lifetime, which can be re-taught to younger whanau, strengthening our community," says Hinieti Monika, E Tu Elgin committee secretary.

Read the full story in our latest newsletter:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Newsletters/Spring-2023.pdf

Pictured are E Tu Elgin committee members:
(L-R) Wendy Millar, Lesley Smith (chair), Sharon Pihema and Hineiti Monika.

13/09/2023

Gavin McFarlane was just an ordinary 'Gizzy' man, who thought long and hard about how he could give back to the community he loved.

Bequesting his estate to Sunrise appealed to Gavin because it meant "the support would go on forever, rather than a lump sum that would be gone when it was gone."

The Sunrise funds Gavin chose to support in his Will were the Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast and Hospice Tairawhiti. The investment income from his named endowment fund will be granted to these charities every year in his name.

Photos from The Sunrise Foundation - Gisborne/Tairawhiti's post 10/09/2023

Yummm!! There were 546 reasons to smile at Wainui Beach School after (and during!) their donut day fundraiser.

The $546 they raised went straight into their Wainui Beach School endowment fund held here at Sunrise where it will be invested, protected and grown in line with inflation. The surplus investment income will be granted back to the school every year, forever.

Tino pai Wainui Beach School for working hard to help grow your fund.

Read more about their fund here:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Special-Interest-Funds/SI-Posters-new-format/TSF-WBS-2021-WEB.pdf

03/09/2023

Amend your will for free this September!

For Wills Month this September local law firms Nolans Lawyers and Woodward Chrisp have kindly offered their clients the opportunity to amend their wills to include Sunrise, free of charge.

Mr White, Nolans Lawyers practice manager, said there had been an increase in clients considering gifting some of their estate to the community in their wills.

"Giving to a community foudation ensures that you can support many different charities within your community, with even a small bequest in your will or a donation. For clients considering gifts to the community, Sunrise is a good option."

Pictured here are Glenda from Sunrise (second left) with some of the team from Nolans.

01/09/2023

🎉 Generous parishioners seed new endowment fund 🎉

A group of local parishioners have stepped forward with $50,000 to seed an endowment fund with Sunrise for Stella Maris Early Childhood Centre.

The new fund has been established to support those children in greatest need from families who are struggling to participate fully in the life of Stella Maris. Specifically, it will assist children in the spiritual, academic, cultural and general activities of Stella Maris.

All donations to their fund will be invested, protected and grown to keep up with inflation. The surplus investment income will be returned to them as a grant, every year forever.

Read the full story in our latest newsletter:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/.../Spring-2023.pdf

29/08/2023

Where there's a Will there's a way...

Gisborne born couple Rod Glengarry and Sue Leslie have recently finalised their Wills, leaving a portion of their estate to Sunrise, where a scholarship fund will be established to assist young people wanting to attend tertiary education outside of Gisborne.

"It might break a cycle in a family, perhaps sending the first person from a family to University who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise," says Rod.

Often, we can't give as generously as we would like to during our lifetime. A gift in your will such as Rod and Sue's costs nothing now but is an immense legacy for future generations here in Tairāwhiti.

As part of Wills Month this September you can add Sunrise to your existing will for free with local solicitors Nolans Lawyers and Woodward Chrisp.

Read Rod and Sue's full story here in our latest Sunrise newsletter:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Newsletters/Spring-2023.pdf

28/08/2023

🎉Matapuna Training Centre becomes 50th special interest fund established with Sunrise!🎉

Matapuna Trust Board could see that establishing a fund with Sunrise would help secure its long-term future. Matapuna Trust board will determine how funds will be distributed to have maximum impact for students.

“Students’ needs don’t always align with government funding criteria, so receiving an annual grant from our Sunrise fund will allow us to provide support for at-risk youth and adults in a needs based, flexible way,” says Jodie Cook, Matapuna Training Centre chief executive.

Read the full story in our latest newsletter:https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Newsletters/Spring-2023.pdf

26/08/2023

There's so much exciting stuff happening with Sunrise and our community!

Some of the things included in our latest newsletter...

🎉 two new funds established with Matapuna Training Centre and Stella Maris Catholic Early Childhood Centre
🙌 generous local couple Rod Glengarry and Sue Leslie amend their wills to include Sunrise
🍞E Tu Elgin share how they intend to use their $5000 grant
🏆 Champions of Workplace Giving - Turanga Health who have donated over $40,000 to Sunrise

Here's the link to read about these stories AND MORE!https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Newsletters/Spring-2023.pdf

24/08/2023

Have you considered leaving a gift in your will to a local charity?

You can leave a lasting legacy in your will to benefit our Tairāwhiti community for many generations to come. You determine how much to give and which Sunrise fund to support.

Gisborne law firms Nolans Lawyers and Woodward Chrisp Lawyers are giving clients the opportunity to leave a gift in their will to Sunrise - with no fee charged for the amendment - as part of Wills Month this September.

Photos from Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti's post 22/08/2023

It’s that time of year again for Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti - spud in a bucket. Get planting folks!!

21/08/2023

Want to learn more about Sunrise and what we do?

Our latest Annual Report is bursting with stories about WHO WE'VE HELPED in the community with GRANTS or pass through donations, generous DONORS, the many FUNDS we manage, how Sunrise operates, who's involved behind the scenes...and so much more!!

Pick up a copy for yourself (and a few for friends if you'd like!) from our office at BDO, 1 Peel St, Gisborne.
Alternatively, you can dowload a copy here:
https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/about-us/annual-report/

17/08/2023

It's not every day you win a car!

Tauwhareparae Road resident Steffanie Millar was shocked, and "definitely a bit excited" when she learned that The Sunrise Foundation had selected her as the lucky winner of a renovated Toyota Aqua as part of DJ Mac Panel & Paint's Wheels of Hope initiative.

Applications to win the car were invited from Tairāwhiti whanau affected by the Cyclone, with our team at Sunrise given the difficult task of selecting one winner on behalf of DJ Mac.

Congratulations Steffanie and Shane - you've endured a lot in 2023! We hope this car makes life a bit easier for you.

Read the full story here:
https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/324802-gizzy-family-gifted-car-by-tauranga-panel-beaters.html

07/08/2023

Did you know that 99% of your donation to Sunrise works for our community?

As a community foundation Sunrise can only retain a maximum of 1% of endowment value each year to cover operating costs. This means, for every $100 gifted to Sunrise, $99 supports the donors chosen cause.

Until we grow endowments to where we are self-sufficient we work with funders and corporate sponsors to raise the funds needed to run Sunrise, meaning that 99% of the donation you make to our community will benefit charitable causes in Tairāwhiti forever.

06/08/2023

Thank you Tairāwhiti!

Through the generosity of donors, (whether it's $5 per week through regular giving or a larger lump sum donation), we have granted almost $1 million to worthy causes throughout the Tairāwhiti region since our inception in 2014.

Last week our grants committee met to begin assessing applications for this years funding round from our General Fund. It's always a tough job with so many deserving applicants!

03/08/2023

A huge shoutout today to the dedicated voluntary members of Gisborne Land Search and Rescue (LandSAR) team.

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job in what are often trying conditions and long hours.

Gisborne LandSAR require specialist equipment and ongoing training for their rescuers so that they can operate to their full potential and continue providing their vital service. Of course, these things come at a cost.

A Gisborne LandSAR endowment fund was established with Sunrise to guarantee an ongoing source of funding for future years.

The more this fund is supported to grow, the larger their annual grant will become. Read more about the Gisborne LandSAR fund with Sunrise here.https://www.sunrisefoundation.org.nz/assets/Special-Interest-Funds/SI-Posters-new-format/TSF-LandSAR-Format-2018-Web.pdf

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Mates of Tairāwhiti is a not-for-profit workplace su***de prevention programme

Gurdwara Sahib Gisborne Gurdwara Sahib Gisborne
7 Solander Street
Gisborne, 4010

Gurudwara sahib Gisborne is going to be the first Sikh temple in the east coast region of New Zealan

Treble Café Treble Café
29 Peel Street
Gisborne

Treble Café has opened in the heart of Gisborne, providing delicious food and drinks, while also being a café with a difference! 100% of all profit from Treble Café will go towards...

YMCA Gisborne Youth YMCA Gisborne Youth
447 Childers Road
Gisborne, 4010

YMCA Gisborne Youth is a fun, safe and engaging space, you get to be yourself, try new things, netwo

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gisborne - Tairāwhiti
Gisborne

Big Brothers Big Sisters is here to make a BIG difference to the young people of Gisborne, Tairāwhiti

Hospice Tairāwhiti Strawberry Festival Hospice Tairāwhiti Strawberry Festival
Lawson Rose Garden
Gisborne, 4010

Love Life - Love Strawberries. Help us to raise funds so all of Tairawhiti can live every minute. H

Meeting Place Tairawhiti Meeting Place Tairawhiti
15 Currie Street, Te Karaka
Gisborne, 4022

The purpose of Meeting Place is to follow Christ in the most authentic way we know. Biblically Jesus

East Coast Axemens centre East Coast Axemens centre
Gisborne Show Grounds
Gisborne

Gisborne Wood Choppers Association is back up and running in Gisborne New Zealand.