Support a Project

Currently we are raising funds for the development of the Tui Treefield.




2014 Treefield - 05 2014 Treefield - 06A freak storm played havoc in the Treefield, downing 18 substantial trees, including uprooting seven 28 year old gums, damaging the Wharemoi, shredding the Treefield awning, and squashing the woodshed.

To deal with this devastation, a pragmatic wholesale clear and repair approach was taken by the Education Group, with the following outcomes.

To date all costs have been covered by TSET and Education Group savings funds.

2014 Treefield - 02STAGE 1 – Risk Management and Tidy-Up 2014-15: TOTAL COST: $11,000 


Volunteer work at pivotal timing

Many thanks for to: Warren Hoy, Adge Tucker, Peter Finlayson, Steve Garrett, Brian Bell, Darren Foxwell, members of Tui Community and kaimahi, under the direction of Jim Horton

Amount of volunteer labour put into Treefield cleanup – felling decisions, overseeing felling, show-the-love etc – approx 500 hours.


Forward vision:

Stage 2 – Treefield development 2016

An area of open woodlot, deciduous trees and regenerating native species, enclosed by a dense planting of mainly native trees for shelter and privacy. Retain open space for festivities, games, relaxation. Design and implementation of the interior includes open spaces, ‘breaking’ straight lines, sacred trees and nooks, sacred trees and spaces, mixed species and possibly some nut trees. Further refinements include introduction of more colour to the area, flowering trees, shrubs and groundcovers, artworks, all-weather trails, performance stage etc




Donations of any amount are welcome. – Any money raised will go towards Stage 2 of Treefield development and/or future facilitates.

Since TSET is a Charitable Trust, all donations are tax deductible. Receipts provided to use for inland revenue claims.

Please advise our Trust Treasurer by email when you have made a deposit, and how much:, and we can send a receipt.


If you’d lie to donate using your credit card, you can do this here:

Support our Project

You can also make cheques out to: Tui Spiritual & Educational Trust, and post to: TSET, 264 McShanes Rd, RD1, Takaka 7183. Include note stating: Treefield Donation. 

For direct credit donations, our Bank Account for Tui Events is: Westpac, Takaka branch – 03 1711 0053250 001


Many thanks for your generosity to help make this world a better place.

Tui Education Group – Jessica, John, Surendra, Jim, Robina, Natasha, Suzi, Frans, Colin