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Funders and Partners

We are extremely grateful to all our funders who are so crucial to the operation of the museum. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou kātoa.

Key Funders 2024/25
  • Lottery Canterbury / Kaikoura Community
Key Funders 2023/24
  • Rātā Foundation
  • Christchurch City Council Strengthening Communities
  • National Services Te Paerangi Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • Community Organisation Grands Scheme (COGS)
  • Christchurch City Council Events and Festivals Funding (Waitangi Day Commemorations 2024)
  • Manatū Taonga/Ministry of Culture and Heritage Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund (Waitangi Day Commemorations 2024)
  • Creative Communities Christchurch (Christmas at the Museum)
  • Stout Trust (Mana Taonga Project)
  • Parkinson Memorial Park Trust (Harris Cottage Conservation)
  • Te Rūnanga o Koukourarata
  • Canterbury Museum
  • Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • Akaroa Museum
  • Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities
  • Okains Bay Enhancement Society
  • Okains Bay School
  • University of Canterbury PACE
Key Supporters:
  • Nigel Hampton
  • Iaean Cranwell, Craig Pauling & Waka Team
  • Koukourarata whānau
  • Howard Pettigrew
  • Anthony Wright, Sarah Murray, Emily Fryer, Neeha Velagapudi and Canterbury Museum Volunteers
  • Lynda Wallace & Dan Smith, Akaroa Museum
  • Tanya Markham, Ron Vos & Colonial Oven Volunteers
  • Mark Sutton
  • Bruce Irvine & Fire & Emergency NZ Support Crew
  • Hampton whānau
  • Thacker whānau
  • Kerry & Judy Thacker
  • Judy Woodward & Wayne Kay
  • John Thomson
  • Laura Jones
  • Michael de Hamal, Akaroa Mail
  • Helen Brown & Grant Wylie
  • Rick Flatman
  • Wendy Riley
  • Nigel Intemann, Samarah Turner & whānau
  • Carol & Ciaran Osgood
  • Carol & Lester Fletcher
  • Mandy Perry, Showbiz Christchurch
  • Grant Robertson, Light Site


Become a Sponsor

Interested in becoming a sponsor?
We are always looking for supporters and would love to to have a chat.