He Tohu Travel Fund for Schools

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Enabling school students to experience He Tohu Learning Programme

Donations to this campaign contribute to a travel fund, which will allow us to bring school aged children from all around New Zealand to participate in He Tohu learning programme.

The vision for the exhibition is: He whakapapa kōrero, he whenua kura; Talking about our past to create a better future.

He Tohu has three objectives: Improving access to these iconic documents for all New Zealanders and visitors to our country; preserving our fragile and priceless documentary heritage for future generations; and enhancing learning opportunities about the historical, constitutional and cultural significance of the documents for young New Zealanders.

All schools from anywhere in NZ can apply for travel assistance to attend the He Tohu learning programme in Wellington from March 2018.

The level of assistance will be based on a graduated scale according to the distance in kilometres from the school to Wellington CBD.

For further information on how to apply for assistance go to the Travel Fund section

Auditorium – 'Seats of Knowledge'


Te Puna Foundation is assisting with funding the refurbishment of the Auditorium at the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa by offering ‘Seats of Knowledge’ to sponsors.

The Auditorium enhances the Library’s ability to deliver a host of programmes, and will be a ‘Centre of Knowledge’ that will provide state-of-the-art facilities for public presentations and conferences, live musical performances; a wide range of day-to-day internal and externally hosted events; and unique experiences related to the many taonga the National Library has in its holdings.

There are 168 seats in the auditorium, each of these will be available for sponsorship at $1500 per seat. All sponsors can have their names on a bespoke honours board at the Auditorium in recognition of their support.

Our General Fund


By gifting to our general fund you are enabling Te Puna Foundation to assist the National Library to collect, preserve and make our documentary heritage and taonga more accessible for all New Zealanders.

This will give the National Library the opportunity to direct funds where they are needed most such as preservation and restoration work on artwork, books and taonga.