Barnardos Georgetown

The Invercargill Early Learning Centre was granted $1,435 to completely revamp their outdoor space by creating a new grass area, vegetable garden and worm farm.

The Invercargill Early Learning Centre was granted $1,435 to completely revamp their outdoor space by creating a new grass area, vegetable garden and worm farm.

The aim of the project is to educate the children about sustainably and the environment, and foster Kawenga (responsibility for our living world). They will gain the knowledge and skills to care for nature and themselves by harvesting produce and learning how to keep their bodies healthy.

Thanks to the Mazda Foundation grant the children can be more involved in outdoor morning and afternoon teas, storytelling, music sessions, and group games, in a fantastic outdoor learning environment.

Stewart Island Promotion Association

The Association set up Rakiura Artist Residency Project to promote the uniqueness, natural beauty and rich culture of Stewart Island. They received $3,468.40 from the Mazda Foundation to help fund the project.

The Association set up Rakiura Artist Residency Project to promote the uniqueness, natural beauty and rich culture of Stewart Island. They received $3,468.40 from the Mazda Foundation to help fund the project.

Five well-known artists visited the Island for five days to explore and discover its natural wonders, unique community and heritage, and will use their experiences as inspiration to create fine art prints.

The grant from the Mazda Foundation will help promote Stewart Island’s distinctive culture and natural environment through art, giving the local community, domestic tourists and residents a deeper understanding and appreciation of the island.