Many of our activities comprise support for major projects that benefit the community at large.
Examples include the World War 1 Exhibition at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington, in 2014, where the Foundation was a major sponsor. “Facing the Front” at the Gallery on Queen’s Wharf featured about 70 paintings, drawings, sculptures and other items illustrating the country’s participation in what became known as The Great War, in which 102,000 New Zealand men and women served.
Recently, the Governor General, Sir Jerry Mateparae opened the Rangihoua Heritage Park ait Oihi in the Bay of Islands. The new park commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the arrival of the Rev Samuel Marsden and his missionaries and the establishment of the first European settlement in New Zealand.
The Freemasons Foundation funded the Main Entrance Portal to the 20 hectare park, comprising a welcome sign and explanatory concept boards and two sentinel poles.