Help Power Aratoi

Help Power Aratoi

One of Aratoi’s largest annual costs is electricity. Electricity runs the temperature-controlled environment necessary to display and preserve collections for future generations.


We propose to install a solar farm of 300 panels costing $600 each to reduce our annual energy bill by almost 50%. The panels reduce carbon emissions and contribute to making Aratoi “clean and green”. Stage 1 is the installation of at least 192 panels in 2021. Aratoi has already secured commitments for more than a third of this number.


Would you, or you and a group of friends, consider a donation to Aratoi for this project? A $600 donation buys one panel, which is effectively a gift of $90 each year for the next 20 years. You will support a good cause and receive public name-recognition. Most panel equivalent donations will qualify for a tax credit of $200.

You can support this initiative by donating into Aratoi's bank account.

Aratoi Regional Trust

Please use ' Help Power Aratoi ' and your name as reference.


Eastern & Central Community Trust

Andrew and Jane Hyder

Frank Minehan

Heginbotham Family

Hélène and Gil Carroll

Maarten Wevers

Susana Caroline White

Iain Shephard and Chris Dunphy

The Estate of Ro Worley

Ross Ireland and Janet Avery

Tim and Penny Bunny

Warren and Virginia Warbrick

Briar Toop & Mike Weeks

Judy and David Toop

Provincial Insurance Brokers Ltd

Gretel Dick

Robin White

Michael Fudakowski

B W O’Brien and Co Ltd

Friends of Aratoi

Jo and Monty Beetham

Judith Galtry and Paul Callister

Con Art Gallery & Studios

David O Baker

Sue Beauclerc and Chris Pinfield

Rotary Club of Masterton South

John and Clare Johnston

Masterton District Council

Marianne Hackney

Chris Hackney

Sandra and Peter Debney

Margaret and Brian Bourke

Alastair Bisley and Lydia Wevers

Carol and Syd Morgan

Sam Ludden

Lyn and Phil Patterson

Page Galleries

Shirley and Blyth King

Sarah and Jeremy Hodson

Deco Precasters

Hebe Boutique

Tonik Hairdressing Kuripuni

Paul and Liz Armstrong

Shane and Anne Atkinson

In memory of Ruth Blade

Donna and Mike Burkhart

Urban Naturals

Steve and Barbara Wilton

Barbara and Ray Roydhouse

Aratoi Patrons Trust

Merrin Harger