At the Taranaki Health Foundation, we are dedicated to building strong, mutually beneficial partnerships with businesses that wish to be recognised as champions of healthcare in Taranaki.

We recognise that Taranaki businesses and their staff play a key role in helping the Taranaki Health Foundation meet current and future challenges in providing world-class health care to our regional community. Strategic partnerships help businesses invest long term with your staff and customers to achieve key targets and performance.

We offer our corporate partners fully managed, long-term partnerships founded on communication, support and integration with business and marketing objectives.

Individual partnerships are customised to meet the ongoing brand and business needs of partner organisations.
See below to find out how local businesses are directly supporting projects that improve patient comfort and well-being and how their investment improves local access to new technology and services:

Partners - Foundation

TSB Community Trust

The Taranaki Health Foundation thanks the TSB Community Trust for its historic donation.

The TSB Community Trust makes its largest grant ever in the year the Trust celebrates its 25th anniversary. The Trust has granted $4.5 million to the Taranaki District Health Board for the new children’s ward and an advanced nurse call system, all components of Project Maunga.

Taranaki DHB Chief Executive Tony Foulkes said on behalf of the DHB, our future parents and their whanau we all say a huge thank you to the TSB Community Trust.

“It is marvellous to think that through this generous gift the children and whole community will benefit for generations to come,” he said. “Most children seen in the ward are connected with just about every person in Taranaki – this is genuinely a real investment in the future of the whole community.” Read more here.

Taranaki Electricity Trust is supporting Project Maunga with a $300,000 grant to enable wireless technology in the Taranaki Base Hospital redevelopment.

In February 2015 Methanex became the major corporate sponsor of the WE HEART TARANAKI community fundraising campaign. The campaign aims to raise $1.2 million towards the cost of a new angiography suite at Taranaki Base Hospital. Click here to read more.

Corteva (formerly Dow AgroSciences) became a Foundation level Partner in April 2014. A large employer of people in Taranaki for 70 years, Corteva gives back to the local community through their partnership with the Taranaki Health Foundation.

The Taranaki Daily News became a Foundation Partner with the Taranaki Health Foundation in April 2013. Daily News commercial development manager Adrian Sole said the company was impressed by the vision shown in Project Maunga. Click here to read more on

Partners - Major

Energyworks Managing Director, Dallas Chadwick made the decision to become a Major Partner of the Taranaki Health Foundation in October 2013 after meeting with Foundation Trustees, Murali Bhaskar and Bruce Moller and hearing of the “Improve Your Stay” and “Connected Health” campaigns. Click here to read more.


Howard Wright became a Major Partner in May 2013. “We are thrilled to be able to support the Taranaki Health Foundation. We have a wonderful brand new hospital and this is a way we can contribute to a health community” said Bruce Moller, Howard Wright’s CEO. Click here to read more.

Mitre 10 Mega New Plymouth, Mitre 10 New Plymouth, Jones & Sandford Timber & Hardware supports the Taranaki Health Foundation for a variety of reasons. Family members have all been through Taranaki Base Hospital at some point as patients & in some cases as employees. In addition, our business group has been involved with many building works at Taranaki Base Hospital in previous years. We are happy to be a major partner with an organisation that so many of our team & the wider community benefit from and hope that our contribution helps the Taranaki Health Foundation gain additional resources that can be  utilised in our home province, Taranaki.

Clelands Construction and Timber joined with Taranaki Health Foundation as a Major Partner in October 2013. Clelands Director, Alistair Dore said the commitment was about supporting Taranaki and its people. Click here to read more.

The Novotel brand is part of the Accor Hotels Group – the world’s number 1 hotel operator with over 3500 hotels, 450,000 guest rooms, and represented in nearly 100 countries throughout the world with in excess of 160,000 employees - have joined the Taranaki Health Foundation as a Major Partner. Click here to read more.


Partners - Partner

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Click here to read more about ANZCO's pledge to the Taranaki Health Foundation. (PDF 7.5 MB)

After meeting with Foundation Trustee, Murali Bhaskar, AWE’s Dennis Washer, Chief Operating Officer and Tracey Phelan, AWE’s Commercial Manager, were inspired by the great work that the Foundation is doing locally in Taranaki and the ability to get involved as a Business Supporter in October 2014. Click here to read more.

Hooker Pacific joined the Taranaki Health Foundation as Partner in September 2013. Alan Terris, Hooker Pacific’s Director of Marketing and Development explains: “Our Partnership with the Taranaki Health Foundation demonstrates support for our Taranaki employees and the region in which they live and work. We will all use health services over the years and by supporting the Foundation, Hooker Pacific is ensuring the excellent care that Taranaki health professionals provide, will continue,” he said. Click here to read more.

Billings have shown their support to the Taranaki Health Foundation by becomming a Gold Business Supporter in October 2013, and then a Partner in 2014. Tim Coleman, a Billings Partner, explained why they became a Business Supporter, “Healthcare is one of the greatest services within a community. It’s one of the times when people are most in need - and it is essential that they are able to get the best care and services available”. Click here to read more.

John Rae Insurance became a Partner for the Taranaki Health Foundation in 2013. Click here to read more.

McKechnie have joined the Foundation as a Partner in July 2014. Chief Executive, Pramod Khatri explains, “at some point in time, any of our over 280 staff members and their extended family will use the health services of the Taranaki District Health Board and Base Hospital. This is our contribution to them and is a partnership that we are very proud to be part of”. Click here to read more.

Joining the Foundation as a Partner, Rivet’s drive behind their largest donation in the Company’s history comes down to the benefits to their staff and their families, Taranaki based clients and of course the local community. Click here to read more.

Business Supporters - Gold

Taranaki Pine came on board as Gold Business Supporters in October 2014 to support Project Maunga, the re-development of Taranaki Base Hospital and the new Mobility Garden. “Through the Foundation, we are able to support something that people throughout Taranaki will benefit from." Click here to read more.

Business Supporters - Silver

Staff members at Greaves Electrical in Hawera know first hand the difference a new angiography machine and suite would mean for Taranaki. The business, which has pledged $10,000 to the We Heart Taranaki campaign, has a staff member who's had cardiac problems this year. Click here to read more.



Fred and Eunice Rodie Charitable Trust
Isobel Bremer Medical Trust
Lysaght-Watt Trust

Taranaki Schools

Ahititi School
Fitrzoy School
Francis Douglas
Hawera Primary
Manukorihi Intermediate
Ngaere School
Oakura School
Ratapiko School
Rawhitiora School
Spotswood College
Stratford High School
St. Joseph’s School, Stratford
St. Pius X School
Tawhiti School
Tikorangi School
Waitara Central
Waitara High School