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Norman Kirk Memorial Trust

About the Trust
The Trust was established in 1976 to commemorate the life of the late Rt. Hon. Norman Kirk, Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1972 to 1974. The Trust's capital comes from donations made in Norman Kirk's memory by individuals and the Governments of New Zealand, Australia and several South Pacific nations.

Objectives
The Trust seeks to promote the welfare and progress of the people of New Zealand and the South Pacific, especially those who have the capacity to benefit from further education, study or training, but who need financial assistance in realising their potential.

Who we want to help:
  • disadvantaged or disabled people who are committed to taking advantage of "second chance" education or training
  • people seeking a qualification or training which will enable them to make a greater contribution in the community
Portrait of Norman Kirk
Trustees
The current Trustees of the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust are:
Mr Ian Johnstone QSO (Chairperson)
Dr Colin Aikman CBE
Hon Michael Connelly CMG, QSO
Mrs Tala Cleverley QSM
Mr Philip Kirk
Mr Alan Langford
Mr Gerald O'Brien
Mr David Stevens
Hon Jim Sutton MP
Dr Peter Swain

Grants Procedure
The Trust awards grants to people and organisations in New Zealand and in South Pacific countries. The Trust does not consider direct applications from people or organisations. Applications are processed by selected training providers and agencies. Grants to the South Pacific are allocated in co-operation with a partner agency working in the area.

The Trust funds several scholarship schemes including:

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Maori Scholarship
Enquiries to:
The Maori Education Trust
PO Box 11-255
WELLINGTON
phone 04 499 8041
fax 04 499 8006

Norman Kirk Memorial Pacific Island Scholarship
Enquiries to:
The Pacific Islands & Polynesian Education Foundation
Private Bag 19
NELSON
phone 03 546 2484
email: ntilley@nmit.ac.nz

Waimate High School & District Scholarship
Enquiries to:
The Rector, Waimate High School
Paul Street
WAIMATE
phone 03 689 7389
www.waimate-high.school.nz

Enquiries may be made to:
The Norman Kirk Memorial Trust
P O Box 805
WELLINGTON
phone 04 495-9445
fax 04 495-9444
email: trusts@dia.govt.nz

Courier deliveries to:
Level 9
46 Waring Taylor St
WELLINGTON

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