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Te Puna Foundation supporters

The Te Puna Foundation is the fundraising body for the National Library so that we can preserve and share New Zealand's unique stories, knowledge and taonga.

Te Puna Foundation an independent charity

Te Puna Foundation, an independent charitable trust, was launched on 30 November 2016 as the fundraising body for the National Library of New Zealand. With a vision for a Knowledgeable New Zealand, the foundation assists the National Library to collect, preserve and make New Zealand’s documentary heritage and taonga accessible for all New Zealanders.

Te Puna Foundation


Philanthropic partnership with Air NZ

The Te Puna Foundation has entered a philanthropic partnership with Air NZ.

Heritage music recordings on the plane – In the Vault!

Thanks to the Te Puna Foundation and Air New Zealand, you can now take a journey through New Zealand’s and Polynesia’s rich musical heritage with the new ‘In the Vault’ playlist, available to all passengers on long-haul Air New Zealand flights.

From Māori waiata to pop nuggets, ukulele bands to jazz combos, ‘In the Vault’ features tracks handpicked from the extensive music collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, which holds the heritage collections of the National Library. For those who wish to dig deeper, a curated selection of whole albums will also be available for listening.

‘In the Vault’ will be regularly updated from January 2020 onwards. The initial tranche of recordings are taken from the Viking Sevenseas and Ode Record Company master tape collections in the Archive of New Zealand Music, along with music from the Library’s He Puaki Puoro Treasures in Sound CD co-productions with Atoll Records.

‘In the Vault’ is presented in association with the labels Atoll, Viking, and Video Pacific Communications and with the support of Te Puna Foundation.

Viking Sevenseas
Ode Record Company
Archive of New Zealand Music
'He Puaki Puoro Treasures in Sound CD co-productions

In the Vault National Library of New Zealand

Air NZ supporting He Tohu travel funds for schools

Air NZ will be supporting the Foundation’s He Tohu campaign to help bring school children from all around New Zealand to participate in the He Tohu learning programme.

He Tohu is the exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that have shaped New Zealand:

  • He Whakaputanga — the Declaration of Independence
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi – the Treaty of Waitangi, and
  • Women's Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine.

A key purpose of the education programme is to help develop a better understanding of the documents that have shaped who we are as a nation and will shape what we become in the future. The vision for the exhibition is: He whakapapa kōrero, he whenua kura; Talking about our past to create a better future.

He Tohu
Te Puna Foundation campaigns

Air New Zealand