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Welcome to the Peter McKenzie Project

Imagine an Aotearoa New Zealand where all our children, young people and mokopuna flourish

He oranga tamariki, he oranga whānau, he oranga tāngata

Nau mai, afio mai, welcome to the J R McKenzie Trust’s Peter McKenzie Project

What changes can we make that will enable kiwi families and whānau to flourish?

What can we do to make sure all our children and mokopuna have equal choices and opportunities for their futures?

How do our society’s systems contribute to some of us living in poverty and hardship? How do we improve these systems to make a poverty-free life attainable for all citizens?

We want to contribute to this kaupapa and see a reduction in the number of children, whānau and families living in poverty.  The Peter McKenzie Project is concentrating on the long-term.

UPDATE: You sent us 260 Ideas to make our country one in which all children and families flourish. You can see a summary of what we received here

The ideas were varied and thoughtful and came from a wide range of organisations and individuals. We offered 15 of these some funding to develop and scope their idea further. This work is underway and recently four of the initiatives made presentations to the PMP Committee. Some significant funding will be offered in the near future…watch this space.

Keep an eye on this website or our Facebook page for further updates.