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Ritchie Civil Launches Suicide Prevention Fund

Monday, 8 March 2021, 2:21 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Derek and Rebecca Watson of Ritchie Civil Engineering have established a Suicide Prevention fund at Sunrise. It was the loss to suicide of their friend and work colleague, that prompted the couple to act. Derek says “I can still remember to this day when ... More >>

Social Enterprise Helps Establish Wainui Beach School Fun

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:47 am | Sunrise Foundation

What started as a chance meeting by Wainui Beach School (WBS) ex-Board of Trustees Chair Ailsa Cuthbert in Vietnam has led to the establishment of the WBS endowment fund at Sunrise. Ailsa, who travels to Vietnam regularly for work, met Hien Nguyen ... More >>

Sporting Folk Raise More Money For Local Charities

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 3:02 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Isaac Hughes’s Charity Mercantile Multi Sports competition raised $1000 for Stroke Tairawhiti's endowment fund at The Sunrise Foundation (Sunrise). Held at the end of last year, it was the second charity sports competition Isaac has organised. The ... More >>

Museum Establishes New Fund To Help Grow Collection

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 1:34 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Tairawhiti Museum Endowment Fund at Sunrise was established with a donation from Michael and Anne Muir. Michael, who is Chair of the museum trust, says it was critical to get a fund set up for the museum. “When I saw a list of the organisations ... More >>

Eastwoodhill’s Collection More Vital Than Ever

Tuesday, 11 February 2020, 1:23 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Although it is revered as the National Arboretum of New Zealand, Eastwoodhill doesn’t receive any government funding and is reliant on donations and grants to survive. In an immense show of support JN Williams Memorial Trust (the Trust) has promised ... More >>

Sunrise cracks $5 million mark

Thursday, 6 February 2020, 1:16 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation’s (Sunrise) endowments have grown to $5.2 million in the five years since the fledgling charity was established. More >>

New fund to help support Gisborne volunteers

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 2:23 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Gisborne Volunteer Centre (GVC) recruits, trains and finds suitable roles for hundreds of volunteers every year. More >>

Sunrise celebrates 5th anniversary milestones

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 9:04 am | Sunrise Foundation

Sir Stephen Tindall came to Gisborne to officially launch The Sunrise Foundation (Sunrise) in October 2014. Sir Stephen, and the Tindall Foundation, are strong supporters of the community foundation model and have assisted with the establishment of 18 ... More >>

Friendly yellow vans plan for the future

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 3:31 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Sunshine Service transports the elderly and disabled to medical and dental appointments, recreational and social activities. It is a lifeline to the people that use it, many of whom would be housebound without the friendly door-to-door service. More >>

Technology museum looks to the future

Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10:13 am | Sunrise Foundation

Over its 50-year lifespan the East Coast Museum of Technology (ECMoT) has created a collection to rival that of its bigger and more well-known relative in Auckland with some unique exhibits that MOTAT doesn’t have. More >>

New fund to help dialysis patients

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 1:42 pm | Sunrise Foundation

An endowment fund has been established at The Sunrise Foundation to help with the future care of dialysis patients in Tairāwhiti-Gisborne. More >>

Local nest egg for community law centre

Thursday, 31 January 2019, 5:42 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Tairawhiti Community Law Centre (TCLC) has been providing access to justice for people who cannot afford it since 2000. Community law centres are funded by the Ministry of Justice to provide access to justice and free community legal services. For nine ... More >>

Sunrise hearing assistance grants now available

Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 4:45 pm | Sunrise Foundation

When the Gisborne Hearing Association closed in 2016 they established the Hearing Assistance Fund at Sunrise to ensure those with hearing impairments in Tairawhiti-Gisborne will be supported forever. More >>

Turanga Health giving together for the community

Thursday, 1 November 2018, 11:17 am | Sunrise Foundation

The team at Turanga Health have donated over $13,000 to The Sunrise Foundation (Sunrise) since they started Sunrise Workplace Giving in July 2015. Turanga Health introduced the workplace giving scheme to allow staff the opportunity, if they would like to, ... More >>

Donors drive establishment of fund for local SPCA

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:31 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Donor demand has seen the establishment of an endowment fund at The Sunrise Foundation for SPCA in Gisborne. Sunrise has a number of special interest endowment funds that have been set up at the request of donors or by the organisations themselves. Glenda ... More >>

Generous bequest grows Sunrise Foundation endowments

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 5:34 pm | Sunrise Foundation

A donation of $1.38 million from the estate of Bob and Aileen Harris has been gifted to The Sunrise Foundation, in what is the fledgling organisations largest bequest since it was established four years ago. Bob and Aileen’s son Mike Harris says ... More >>

Sunrise Foundation awards grants to 35 local causes

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:46 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The Sunrise Foundation board has approved $79,310 of grants to arts, education, environment, health, social services and sports causes throughout the Tairawhiti-Gisborne District. More >>

Workplace giving a breeze for Coates

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 12:19 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The team at Coates Associates have donated nearly $5000 since joining The Sunrise Foundation Workplace Giving in February 2017. More >>

John Larsen lends his weight to sustainable giving

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 3:54 pm | Sunrise Foundation

Local business man John Larsen is well known for his sense of humour and generous nature, but what may not be so well known is that the much-loved local identity was born in Dannevirke, only coming to Gisborne as a young man in 1972. More >>

Gisborne LandSAR works to fill vital funding gap

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 2:31 pm | Sunrise Foundation

The trustees established the Gisborne Land Search and Rescue Endowment Fund at Sunrise as a means to fundraise for the future of the public service. More >>