Oranjehof is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a difference that matters. Together we can tell the invisible, untold story of how Dutch immigrants helped build this nation, and are still rolling out new initiatives today.
We can leave a legacy for our children and grandchildren. A place where they can come together and enjoy opa en oma’s stories. Een plek to rediscover roots and heritage, and feel pride. Een centrum where all things Dutch come together and a bound. Where events and performances, art and language, great koffie en eten, feelings and activities will link us back to ons vaderland.
Let’s Build a Great Future – Toekomst
The early Dutch who came to New Zealand proved to be entrepreneurs (23.5% to be precise, and 12.6% self-employed). We set up businesses, churches, choirs and all kinds of social clubs, got hugely involved in sports and voetbal, and built no less than three retirement villages for our own people.
That dynamic spirit is what we’re now harnessing to establish Oranjehof as our national museum and cultural centre. We’re creating a springboard for many future initiatives.
And it’s all happening! We got financial support from companies like Philips, Plytech, Anthez and John Jones Steel. We wouldn’t have got where we are today without contributions from the many Dutch Societies and their Federation, the NetherlaNZ Foundation and the Dutch Embassy. And generous individuals have given time, exhibition objects, valuable artworks and money.
A big Thank You to everybody involved to date!
One Last Big Effort – Laatste Loodjes
The Dutch Connection Museum Trust seeks your support to ensure the establishment and ongoing success of Oranjehof. We need your help to finance the Oranjehof exhibitions, and an endowment fund to ensure continued operations for future generations. You can add your ‘touch of Dutch’ by giving us your support.
How can you help?
If you wish to personalise your support for Oranjehof, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Agnes Maat 022 101 3342 or Yolande van de Wetering 027 276 9464.
We would be happy to provide you with more detailed information.
The Dutch Connection is a charitable trust: #11088. You can claim a tax credit for your donation.
Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre
Te Taitoa Māori o Te Awahou Trust is a collective of 9 Ngāti Raukawa hapu and 6 Kaupapa Māori roopu connected with Foxton that is creating Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre.
Help us build Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre in Foxton so we can share our history, inspire rangatahi and save Manawatu River.
Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre will celebrate and share the stories of Foxton and Ngāti Raukawa. It is located at Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom by the Manawatu River Loop.
We will celebrate and share whakapapa, stories, taonga, contemporary art and reo of Ngāti Raukawa and it's hapu. We will create an uplifting environment that engages all ages and cultures and create symbols and stories of the hapu settlement along and near the Manawatu River.
We will share our understanding of this place Te Awahou with our local community and those from further abroad by exhibiting local Māori taonga, interactives and information related to the local area.
We want rangatahi to learn more about their connections and history and to be engaged with improving the mauri of our river. We hope to provide training and employment.
Help us fundraise by donating through our Givealittle Page.
Or you can donate via our bank account, Kiwi bank TTMOTA, 38-9012-0558387-00
Piriharakeke Generation Inspiration Centre, Foxton Facebook page