The Tairawhiti/Eastland Region of New Zealand has long been the preserve of many unique qualities - the special geographic location as the first region to see the sunrise, the landing place of a canoe from the Great Migration, the singular event in history of the first landing site in New Zealand of a European explorer and the meeting of Maori and European cultures, plus the existing, uncommercialised culture of both iwi and pakeha.
The Museum, like so many other institutions, is increasingly reliant on funding from partnerships and sponsorships as traditional sources of funding diminish. It has been fortunate in having a long-term beneficial partnership with the JN Williams Memorial Trust that has contributed largely to both capital and buildings.
We are constantly looking at different ways of fundraising for the Museum and we are happy to explore with you the many ways of helping the viability of the Museum by financial contributions, grants 'in kind', specific sponsorships for exhibitions, contributions to new projects, acquisition of new pieces for display.
Any contributions to the above projects or to the routine operating costs of the Tairawhiti Museum would be most welcome.