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Fundraising and partnerships

Partnerships - the key to a brighter future for Tauranga city.

Te Manawataki i Te Papa render

Te Manawataki o Te Papa Fund

We have partnered with Acorn Foundation who will manage this fund on behalf of Council.

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Since 2018, we have made significant inroads into delivering quality outcomes that our community, partners and the private sector have repeatedly told us they want, and the next 10 years (2024-2034) will be transformational for both our city centre and across our wonderful city.

Tauranga Moana has seen recent developments such as:

  • a new skatepark at Mount Maunganui and Papamoa
  • a coastal pathway along the Marine Parade
  • new wayfinding signage and cultural touchpoints around Mauao
  • tidal steps at Tauranga’s waterfront
  • new University of Waikato campus
  • opening of the Kulim, Pacific and Ila parks
  • improvements to all parks and reserves in Welcome Bay
  • restoration of Kōpurereua Valley and the realignment of the Kōpurererua Valley River
  • upgrading of Wharf and Durham Streets
  • upgrading of Tunks Reserve and Elizabeth Street East
  • new community centres for Gate Pā and Merivale
  • completion of the new cycleway linking Ōmokoroa to Tauranga; and
  • alongside significant private development of new apartments, student accommodation and retail premises.

We have further great plans for places, spaces, and activities throughout our city. These plans will ensure Tauranga Moana continues to be an awesome place for current and future generations to live, learn, work and play.

We know we can’t do it alone – so at the core of delivering this transformation, is the partnerships between Tauranga City Council and mana whenua, central government, local and community grant funders, community groups, corporates, individual donors, residents, businesses, landowners, and developers.

Here's what we have achieved with our fundraising to date

$48,283,295.50 raised since September 2022! Thank you to all our funders for their generous contributions

Funder Project Amount When
New Zealand Community Trust Destination Skatepark Zones 1 and 2 at Mount Maunganui $459,370 Granted September 2022
New Zealand Community Trust Bayswim water skills for life school programme $40,630 Granted September 2022
Department of Internal Affairs 3 Waters Better Off Fund Te Manawataki o Te Papa $12,100,000 Granted October 2022
TECT Community Trust - Community Facilities Fund Destination Skatepark Zones 1 and 2 at Mount Maunganui $1,023,000 Granted October 2022
Project Tauranga Destination Skatepark Zones 1 and 2 at Mount Maunganui $200,000 Granted October 2022
NZ Lottery Grants Board - Community Facilities Fund Destination Skatepark Zones 1 and 2 at Mount Maunganui $528,847 Granted December 2022
New Zealand Community Trust Destination Skatepark Zones 1 and 2 at Mount Maunganui $459,370 Granted January 2023
TECT Community Trust - Facilities of Regional Significance Fund Te Manawataki o Te Papa $21,000,000 Granted July 2023
BayTrust Merivale Community Centre $300,000 Granted July 2023
TECT Community Trust Merivale Community Centre $300,000 Granted July 2023
NZ Lottery Grants Board - Community Facilities Fund Merivale Community Centre $500,000 Granted July 2023
Grassroots Trust Destination Skatepark Zones 3 and 4 at Mount Maunganui $250,000 Granted August 2023
Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment - Tourism Infrastructure Fund Marine Parade Coastal Pathway $800,000 Granted August 2023
Pub Charity Limited Tauranga Art Gallery HVAC Upgrade $200,000 Granted September 2023
Port of Tauranga Awaiti Viewing Platform at Mauao $150,000 Granted September 2023
Port of Tauranga Marine Parade Coastal  Pathway $162,000 Granted September 2023
Port of Tauranga Living Seawall at The Strand $385,559 Granted September 2023
NZCT Destination Skatepark Zones 3 and 4 at Mount Maunganui $200,000 Granted September 2023
The Lion Foundation Destination Skatepark Zones 3 and 4 at Mount Maunganui $35,000 Granted October 2023
Crown Infrastructure Partners Flood Resilience Programme for the Maungatapu landslips $7,324,000 Granted 1 February 2024
New Zealand Community Trust Bayswim water skills for life school programme $24,889.50 Granted May 2024
TECT Community Trust - Community Facilities Fund Tauranga Netball Centre at Baypark $2,000,000 Granted May 2024
Akarana Community Trust Waitaha Reserve Upgrade $15,000 Granted June 2024
Private donors Te Manawataki o Te Papa $300,000 Ongoing fundraising

We need your support

These plans come with a price tag, which is usually picked up by our ratepayers. We understand that our ratepayers alone cannot carry this burden.

Our focus is on building strong, long-term partnerships and thinking laterally about how we can continue to deliver outstanding places, spaces and activities for the whole community without having to solely rely on our ratepayers.

By 2028, we aim to:

  • Raise $10,000,000 from corporate and individual donor partnerships.
  • Raise $42,000,000 from a partnership with the Government.
  • Raise $42,000,000 from our continued partnership with TECT Community Trust, our founding funder for Te Manawataki o Te Papa 
  • Raise $5,000,000 from local and community grant funder partnerships.
  • Have a strong, long-term public-private partnership in place between Council and private sector organisations, for the purpose of delivering key projects traditionally provided by the public sector.

Get involved in shaping the future of our city

Tauranga City Council and mana whenua of Tauranga Moana have partnered to bring the long-held vision of Tauranga's civic precinct in the city centre to life. This transformative development will help to reinvigorate our city centre and make it the cultural, historic, economic and social centrepiece of New Zealand's fastest growing city, and the wider region.

Te Manawataki o Te Papa is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reinvigorate Tauranga and create a space where people can connect, as they did generations ago. 

We're now well on our way to achieving that vision and your support towards a new museum and library is vital to the future success of Te Manawataki o Te Papa.

We look forward to having you join this exciting journey with us. Together, we can revitalise the heart of our city centre.

If you wish to donate, the Te Manawataki o Te Papa Fund has been set up for this purpose.

Te Manawataki o Te Papa Fund

We have partnered with Acorn Foundation who will manage this fund on behalf of Council.

Acorn Foundation is a well-established, highly respected community foundation and is independent of Council. It celebrated its 20th birthday in 2023 and has distributed more than $16.5 million to the Western Bay of Plenty community and beyond, supporting the work of more than 260 local charities.

All donations will be managed by Acorn Foundation. The Foundation’s role is both to support donors' aspirations for the city, providing opportunities for giving back, and to provide the back office expertise to manage the fund.

All donations will remain 100% confidential, with donations going directly to Acorn Foundation to be distributed to the Te Manawataki o Te Papa project. Council will only be advised of the cumulative monthly totals raised.

Got any questions? Contact Anne Blakeway, Manager: City Partnerships (Fundraising) at fundraising@tauranga.govt.nz 

Make your donation

Option 1: Donate via internet banking to the Acorn Foundation Grants Account: 12-3194-0034025-01 and include the reference: TMOTPFund.
Note: If you are not an existing Acorn donor, please email info@acornfoundation.org.nz with your full name, email address and donation amount so we can email your donation receipt to you direct to enable you to claim tax back.

Option 2: Donate via credit card.
Note: Acorn Foundation will send you a donation receipt via email, so you can claim 33.3% tax back each year (up to the amount of your taxable income).

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Thank you

Tauranga City Council would like to thank the following funders for their generous contributions and commitment to partner with Council on creating quality community outcomes for our city.

Port of Tauranga logo Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment logo Crown Infrastructure Partners logo Grassroots Trust logo Project Tauranga logo Lottery Grants Board logo
NZT Community Trust logo TECT Community Trust logo Pub Charity logo Bay Trust logo Internal Affairs logo The Lion Foundation logo

 

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