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The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust is committed to making good things happen in our community. Since its inception the Trust has returned over $100 million by way of grants to a range of community causes in Rotorua.

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Here you will find all the latest updates with the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust including media releases, 2016 annual report, newsletters, etc.

The Heritage Collection

Since the year 2000 the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust has been collecting and bringing home important local artworks which now represent a valuable historical record of Rotorua's artistic endeavour.

New van sees church take programmes across the city

08.04.2017, General News, Media Releases, by

Following its devastating fire in February, the Rotorua District Presbyterian Church (St John’s) will be able to continue its community work across the city in a new van, thanks to a $20,000 grant provided by the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. Rotorua District Presbyterian Church minister, Ed Masters says the community’s support has been “overwhelming” since …read more

Rotorua’s top students acknowledged

07.02.2017, General News, Media Releases, by

A group of Rotorua’s top school-leavers have been presented tertiary study awards from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for their academic excellence and involvement within the community. Twenty school leavers,commencing tertiary study in 2017, have each received funding of$2,000 a year, for the duration of a three or four-year degree. The awards were presented at …read more

Rotorua trustee named chair of Philanthropy New Zealand

02.02.2017, General News, Media Releases, by

Taking her portfolio of skills to a whole new level, Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust trustee, Sandra Kai Fong has been named the chair of the Philanthropy New Zealand Board. Recently re-elected for a third term on the Rotorua Trust board, Ms Kai Fong says it’s an exciting time to be involved in the philanthropy sector, …read more

Rotorua Trust spreads festive spirit

21.12.2016, General News, Media Releases, by

Christmas has come early for 18 community groups who have been granted a total of $123,000 by the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust in its December round of grant approvals. The December 2016 grants were the first by the Trust’snew board since its November elections. The 18 grants will support a range of different initiatives, from …read more

Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elected

19.11.2016, General News, Media Releases, by

The Rotorua community has elected four new trustees and two existing trustees to represent its interests on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust for the next three years. In the preliminary election results, Jo-Anne La Grouw (3688 votes) and Sandra Kai Fong (3345) have been re-elected to the Trust board, while Tamati Coffey (5125), Beatrice Yates …read more

Have your say – voting open for Rotorua Trust

28.10.2016, General News, Media Releases, by

Voting is now open for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust, and with a record number of nominees this year, the Trust encourages all Rotorua residents to have their say. Voting packs were posted on Friday (28 October) and will be delivered to all 46,574 eligible electors by next Wednesday. The packs include a candidate directory …read more

Election of Trustees 2016 – Record Nominations Received

23.09.2016, General News, by

Election of Trustees 2016 Record Nominations Received Every three years Rotorua residents have an opportunity to elect six local people to represent them as trustees on the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust. 2016 is an election year with voting to be completed by noon Saturday 19 November (six weeks after the local body election). The six …read more

Trust nominations close in three days’ time

20.09.2016, General News, Media Releases, by

Twelve nominations for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust elections have now been received, and the Trust encourages those with a passion for the city and the required skills, to act quickly before nominations close this Friday, 23 September. As at 10am Tuesday 20 September, nominations have been received from Peter Bentley, Stuart Burns, Stewart Edward, …read more

Trust public election confirmed

13.09.2016, General News, Media Releases, by

Seven nominations for the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust have now been received, confirming that a public election will officially take place on 19 November, 2016. In 2013, six nominations were received for the six Trustee positions, meaning a public election process was not required. As at Monday 12 September, nominations have been received from Jo-Anne …read more

Three nominations to date

08.09.2016, General News, by

The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust has received three nominations to date for its upcoming election, which will take place on 19 November, 2016. As at 5.00pm Monday 6 September, nominations have been received from Jo-Anne La Grouw, Sandra Kai Fong and Peter Bentley. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the Trust’s website www.rotoruatrust.org.nz, or collected …read more