TAKA Trust : A Better Education for a Better Future

Three out of every five young people living in areas of high deprivation stay there for life. That’s simply not good enough. The TAKA Trust seeks to provide our tamariki with access to the things that many Kiwi kids take for granted like sports, technology, cultural events, modern learning and the arts. These things should be available to all New Zealand tamariki and we aim to make this a reality in Lower Hutt.


Since 2012, TAKA Trust has helped provide access to many opportunities to empower our tamariki; here are some of the ways.

Fund Raising

Read about our generous supporters and sponsors and how you can be involved.


Share the buzz! Find out what people say about TAKA Trust and read our media stories.


Since 2015, TAKA Trust has helped provide access to many opportunities to empower our tamariki and open up a world of possibilities for them
Symphony in the Hutt

Symphony in the Hutt

Star Wars at Walter Nash

In 2018, a free concert by Orchestra Wellington at the Walter Nash Stadium was attended by more than 1000 people. The orchestra has promised an encore for 2019.



Bridging the digital divide

Our goal is to ensure that all kids in the north eastern suburbs have access to digital devices and community WIFI to enhance their learning and achievement.



Kids on wheels

From 2018, RIDE Holidays matched donations from its clients dollar for dollar to buy bikes so our tamariki can learn to ride bikes.

Sport and Recreation

Sport and Recreation

Hurricanes and more

More than 4000 trips to Hurricanes, Wellington Lions and Phoenix games and hundreds of free buses for trips to Te Papa, Parliament and more.

In the News

Here are some of the stories that have hit media headlines

Bikes 4 kids


TAKA Wifi: Rata Street School

http://www.huttcity.govt.nz/rata-st-wifi https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/new-initiative-underway-get-more-kiwi-kids-wifi https://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/366996/free-internet-access-for-selected-students-to-level-the-playing-field

Get in Touch

The more we achieve, the more we see opportunities. If you or your company are interested in sponsoring or supporting TAKA Trust
Joni Araiti 
phone: 027 4032 050
email: takatrust2015@gmail.com