A COVID-19 Update

On behalf of the Community Investment and Development team, we hope you and your whanau are safe, well and secure in this time of uncertainty. SkyCity Entertainment Group has now closed due to the Government elevating the Alert to level 4.

The Community Investment and Development team along with the Trustees will continue to communicate to ensure during this unprecedented time, the philanthropy sector both in New Zealand and internationally is exploring the role of funding in a COVID-19 landscape. 

The SkyCity Community Trusts are considering the best way the Trusts can contribute to NZ’s response.  Every New Zealander will be affected by COVID-19 in some way shape or form; however, we know from previous outbreaks and pandemics, those who are likely to be impacted the most are Māori, Pacific and those from low socio-economic areas. 

The SkyCity Community Trusts are in a unique position to impact positively and with a quick response.  Our trustees are considering ways the Trust can support communities through the immediate future.  The challenges that come with a quick response which can reach as many of our communities in need as possible will require leadership and collaborative partnerships with our philanthropy partners.

SkyCity Auckland Community Trust

The SkyCity Auckland Community Trust is proud to contribute to the local community of Auckland by supporting many worthy organisations, both large and small.

To date, the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust has granted over NZ$44.9 million to more than 2,497 charitable organisations that have undertaken community assistance and development work in the greater Auckland area.

For the year ended 30 June 2019, SkyCity Auckland Limited contributed NZ$3,165,487 million to the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust.

The SkyCity Auckland Community Trust had decided this year to run two separate rounds. One which is scheduled to open at the end of March a smaller quick response round, and a second larger round to occur later in the year.

As a result of the COVID-19 impact on our communities, the Trust continues to deliberate the options available for the first funding round.  This means the first funding round will not go ahead until such time as a decision has been made in response to COVID-19. A second larger round will however still continue as planned later this year. 

The nature of this pandemic requires those of us working across many sectors to re-evaluate our implementation strategies. We need to ensure that our approach places our most vulnerable communities at the centre of the work that we do to ensure that whānau remain safe and well. 

As per usual, if you have any queries or questions, please feel free to email or contact Candace Foliaki on 021 587 869.

Corporate Social Responsibility

SkyCity Entertainment Group

Claire Walker

Chief People and Culture Officer


The criteria will be updated shortly, please watch this space.




to more than 2497 charitable organisations that have undertaken community assistance and development work in the greater Auckland area.


For the year ended 30 June 2018, SkyCity Auckland Limited contributed NZ$3,165,487 million to the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust.

How to Apply

Applications along with guidance notes for the SkyCity Auckland Community Trust will be updated in due course. Please keep checking our website for further details.



Kate Cherrington


Kate works across education, community strategy and advancement projects in Aotearoa. She is currently an associate with The Centre for Social Impact based alongside Foundation North in Auckland. Her passion is in nurturing emerging community leaders and values based leadership practice.

Donald Mann


Don is a certified company director with thirteen years public sector and private sector governance expertise.

Te Arepa Morehu


Te Arepa recently stood as a youthful Member of Institute of Directors playing a key role in guiding Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa to generate wealth to all wellbeing initiatives for whanau.

A trusted advocate for driving te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori in local communities as well as Board environments with corporates such as MinterEllisonRuddWatts and Spark.

Pru Etcheverry


Pru brings diverse experience through strong long-standing engagement in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Pru has broadened these skills further by sitting on non-profit boards, chairing three of these.

Rob Campbell


Rob Campbell is currently the Chair of Summerset Group Holdings Limited, Tourism Holdings Limited and WEL Networks Limited and a director of Precinct Properties New Zealand Limited and SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited. Rob has over 30 years’ experience in capital markets and is a director of or advisor to a range of investment fund and private equity groups in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and the United States of America.

Rob Hamilton


Rob Hamilton has been the Chief Financial Officer at SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited since 2014. He also oversees SkyCity’s International Business and ICT function and helps to drive the strategic direction of the SkyCity  Group. Mr. Hamilton served as the Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at First NZ Capital Limited prior to working at SkyCity  Entertainment Group Limited.

Wi Pere Mita


Wi Pere is a practising lawyer, mediator and consultant with over 10 years’ governance experience. 

Veisinia Maka


Veisinia has over 5 years’ experience of Youth advocacy as well as written and verbal submissions.

Rosie Nathan


Rosie was raised in the small settlement of Oturei which is located south of the northern Kaipara township of Dargaville and towards the Pouto Peninsula. Rosie comes to Foundation North with a wealth of experience in social, education and health service delivery. She has held roles in Wellington, Auckland and Tai Tokerau working with communities and across several government agencies. Her choice of careers has always been driven by her passion, pride and belief in her people; values instilled by her parents and both sets of grandparents. In her many roles Rosie has enjoyed the opportunity to influence policy, community development and service delivery ensuring it worked effectively for Māori. Her whakapapa links are Ngati Whatua, Ngapuhi and Ngati Porou.


Marama Royal


Marama has over 15 years governance experience through various years in government and non-government organisations.