Official Charity of New Zealand Rugby
We are thrilled to be chosen as charity of choice by New Zealand Rugby (NZR) – the announcement was made on Monday 29th October 2018. NZR Chief Executive Steve Tew said the Foundation’s programmes addressed many of the challenges children and teenagers face in Aotearoa; NZR is keen to help us reach an even bigger audience. This partnership will significantly help us raise greater awareness of and participation for many more kids through our transformational journey of programmes.
Excellence Awards 2018
What an incredible heartfelt celebration it was at 2018’s Annual Excellence Awards held at the Sir Paul Reeves building, AUT on Monday night. The evening celebrated the incredible achievements of our young people and we were extremely honoured to hear their inspiring stories.Find out more
The Great NZ Santa Run
We're delighted to be the new partner charity for this years Great New Zealand Santa Run. A 2-3km fun run/walk, in a Santa suit, that will help raise funds for our programmes. Entries are now open and early bird prices are available. It’s a great, fun filled event for family and friends and an awesome chance to help us show children across Aotearoa that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.Sign Up
Come Trek with Kanoa!
We’re delighted to announce that Kanoa Lloyd from The Project NZ will be joining us in Vietnam on our Trek to Transform Young Lives for New Zealand kids. Kanoa is right behind the work of the Graeme Dingle Foundation and the importance of building self belief and resilience in our tamariki so they are better able to chart their own meaningful lives- instead of living a life dictated by circumstance. This trek will help raise funds towards Graeme Dingle Foundation school-based programmes and help show every child that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle. So come and join Kanoa on this trip of a lifetime that will do so much to help our tamariki.Learn more
Minister for Children Hon. Tracey Martin, visits Kiwi Can
Recently, we were honoured to have Minister for Children, Hon Tracey Martin visit a Kiwi Can Class at Pomaria School. We were extremely proud to show her the amazing work that Kiwi Can is doing within our schools and the positive impact it is having on our tamariki.
Graeme Dingle Foundation
We want every child to know... What they have inside is greater than any obstacle.
Off to an awesome start
Kiwi Can is our energy-packed primary school programme, aimed at children aged 5 to 12 years. It teaches values such as integrity and respect, and delivers fun-filled learning to schools all around the country.Visit Kiwi Can
Helping to support Kiwi kids stay stronger together
Our Stars programme strengthens young people for that often-tricky transition into high school, through training and supporting older students to mentor and walk alongside the new year 9’s.Visit Stars
The sky's the limit
"What are you going to do when you grow up?" Not a lot of teens know the answer to that old chestnut! Career Navigator helps by assisting NZ's youth with valuable information, options and guidance around work and life choices, support with achieving goals, and aiming high.Visit Career Navigator
Shaping the future
Project K kicks in at a time when some kids need it most. Designed for Year 10's, this programme builds confidence, teaches life skills, promotes good health and encourages a positive attitude. What's not to love.Visit Project K
Back on track
Teenage years can be a tough time for many. But if problem situations are caught early and given a chance - given the right support - lives can be tuned around. That's what MYND is all about.Visit MYND