The Pan Pac Environmental Trust has been established by Pan Pac following the renewal of their resource consent that authorises the discharge of process wastewater from the Whirinaki mill to Hawke Bay in 2019. The Trust adds to Pan Pac’s existing community support and sponsorship initiatives.
Pan Pac is contributing up to $100,000 per annum to the Trust. This $100,000 is to be split evenly between the two purposes of the Trust, being the offset of cultural impacts on mana whenua hapū, and to benefit the Hawke’s Bay community by promoting the enhancement, restoration and protection of the environment more generally.
The seven Trustees have been appointed by various stakeholders of Pan Pac. These trustees will be responsible for distributing the funds to projects that will achieve the purposes of the Trust. The Trustees are:
Reece O’Leary – Pan Pac
Te Kaha Hawaikirangi – Ngati Parau
Mary-Anne Simpkin – Mana Ahuriri Trust
Bonny Hatami – Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust
Tania Hopmans – Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust
Applications are now open for the 2020 funding round. For further information on the Trust, eligible projects, the groups that qualify for funding under the cultural purpose of the Trust and the application form contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close on 30 September 2020.