Golf Day 2024

TAKA Trust Charity Golf Day in association with Hawkins Limited is TAKA’s major fundraiser with proceeds from the event providing access and opportunities which empower our local tamariki.
We raise funds from the golf tournament through entry fees, sponsorships, and donations – monetary and in-kind. We seek raffle prizes, food and drink, and quality prizes for the charity auction. You can support the mahi of TAKA Trust by supporting the golf tournament, held on Friday 15 November 2024.

Event details:
Shandon Golf Club, Petone
Friday 15 November 2024
Registration opens 11am
$400 for a team of 4, or
$1,000 to sponsor a hole (includes team entry)

Registrations open 15 July 2024. Contact us to register

More fund raising and sponsorship

TAKA Wifi Project

In 2018, thanks to Chorus, Network4Learning and the Ministry of Education, 124 children from Rata Street School got free wifi access to their school’s secure managed network. We are looking at how we can get this across to all neighbouring schools.  We are very thankful to our partners Chorus, Network4Learning and Ministry of Education for helping us address the digital divide in our community.  We were happy to welcome 2degrees on board in 2021.
If you are interested in this project, please contact us on or give Matt Reid a call.



TAKA Trust has partnered with Ride Holidays who continue to share our kaupapa and raise funds for brand new bikes and helmets for schools. The bikes continue to be enjoyed by many tamariki and with our generous partners, more tamariki will be able to enjoy the gift of riding.

Ride Holiday’s target for 2018 was originally 25 bikes for one school. They ended up providing new bikes to both Taita Central Primary and Randwick Primary Schools.

We are very proud of our tamariki with their skills and capabilities and we want to be able to provide opportunities that will enhance and help grow their talents.

In 2019, RIDE Holidays helped supply bikes to Tui Glen, Naenae, Pomare and Pukeatua Schools. 2020 was a big year (despite Covid) and we supplied bikes to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Ara Whanui in the Hutt, and then provided bikes for no less than 4 more schools – Baird’s Mainfreight in Otara, Natone Park, Cannons Creek in Porirua and Koraunui School, Stokes Valley.

Despite lockdowns and international shipping problems in 2021, the momentum kept going with bikes going into Glenbrae Primary in Auckland, and Te Kura o Hau Karetu in Upper Hutt-Heretaunga.

2022 was a massive year. Bikes were delivered to Petone Central Primary, Arakura, St Michaels, Epuni and Konini. (All in the Hutt) Jean Batton and Favona schools in Auckland also received bikes. And, we also delivered brand new bikes to Tiaho School in Wairoa, Hawkes Bay. That’s 8 schools for 2022. 2023 has also been really successful with bikes gifted to schools in Christchurch, Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Tokoroa and Wellington.

Each school costs us about $15,000.00.

To ensure the new bikes remain in safe working order for the tamariki we also formed a small group of volunteers to visit schools and undertake a bike maintenance programme. We visit up to 10 schools a year. Not just the schools we’ve supplied bikes to, but to any school that needs help servicing bikes.

Please click here for more information.

Ride Holidays


Orchestra Wellington

In 2018 a free concert by Orchestra Wellington at the Walter Nash Centre was attended by more than 1000 people from the north eastern suburbs.  Due to the popularity of this concert and the demand from the community we have repeated this concert annually.  The 2022 Disco themed concert exceeded our expectations and more than 1400 people attended.  We are always looking for sponsors/partners to provide this magical evening for our community if you are interested, please contact us.

We have been able to stage the event with the support of Orchestra Wellington, Hutt Valley Sports Awards, Hutt Mana Trust, Pelorus Trust, Pub Charity, Hutt City Council, Creative Communities, Mitre 10 MEGA and KPMG.


Donate online

You can support us anytime by making a donation to the TAKA Trust Give-a-little page


Have something else in mind?

Please talk to us if you have another fundraising idea or if you would be interested in partnering with TAKA Trust on a specific project, email us at


These happy children from Rata Street School have got free access to their school’s Wifi at home. TAKA wifi is our current major fund raising focus as we believe that providing access to digital learning outside school hours will empower our tamariki.