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.

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

Hear NZ music and readings on the plane

The National Library will work with Air NZ to create an In Flight Audio channel featuring New Zealand music and readings digitised from the National Library audio collections.

Air New Zealand

Feature image at top of page: Duvauchelle Bay, Akaroa by Nicholas Chevalier, 1828-1902. Ref: C-178-003, Alexander Turnbull Library.