"St Joseph's school received a generous grant through the Awarua Trust, to help purchase NZ award nominated literature for our upgraded library. Schools run very tight budgets, so it is thrilling to get a little bit of "icing on the cake" material to support literacy across all levels of our school.

Thanks Awarua Trust"

Denise Plummer

Principal St Joseph's School

The purpose of the trust is to promote and support charitable purposes (as such term is defined in Section 5(1) of the Charities Act 2005) within New Zealand including but not limited to:

  • The advancement of education by advancing and supporting education in all aspects of and research into sustainable and efficient farming and agricultural practices;
  • To advance education and to relieve poverty by supporting the social and economic development, and education in New Zealand, of persons of Pacific Island and in particular Solomon Island descent;
  • To advance religion by the advancement and promotion of Christian teaching and activities in New Zealand;
  • To be beneficial to the community by advancing and supporting cultural and educational purposes in the Morrinsville community and in particular the study of its history and preservation of historical sites, information, and artefacts: and the encouragement of its artists and performers.