Peke Waihanga Foundation

Support our Foundation to help Kiwis with mobility needs. Donate, gift, or fundraise to improve lives through care, education, and community programs.

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The Peke Waihanga Foundation is a charitable trust, established to enhance the lives of people in Aotearoa New Zealand who live with the need for devices to help them mobilise.

It uses fundraising, donations, grants and bequests to foster people’s independence, education, social inclusion, and innovation.

The foundation’s key purposes include:

Optimal Care and Technology Support: We provide financial assistance and other forms of support to help Kiwis access services and devices which are over and above what government funding can provide.

Educational Opportunities: We support Kiwis to attend educational programmes, initiatives, and events, both within New Zealand and internationally. These opportunities enable them to connect with and learn from peers facing similar challenges while fostering personal growth and providing mutual support.

Community and Social Inclusion: We create and facilitate programmes, initiatives, and events that promote peer support, social inclusion, and active community participation for Kiwis. This helps build strong, supportive networks that enhance quality of life.

Research and Development: We support and initiate research into global trends and new developments in technology and rehabilitative services. Our focus is on improving the quality of life for Kiwis through innovative solutions and advancements.

Through these initiatives, our foundation aims to create a supportive, inclusive, and empowering environment for individuals facing challenges, ensuring they have the resources and opportunities to thrive.


Support the Peke Waihanga Foundation


One of the best ways you can support Kiwis living with disability is to donate or leave a gift in your Will to the Peke Waihanga Foundation. A donation or bequest, no matter the size, is a meaningful investment in the future of those Kiwis with limb differences.

Please also get in touch if you wish to undertake fundraising events to support the foundation.

If you are interested in supporting our foundation, please contact us at Wellington 04 385 9410 or email


Peke Waihanga Foundation Trustees



Kate Horan

At the age of 5, Kate had her leg amputated due to fibulae hemimelia and has not let the loss of her leg define or limit her. She has gone on to be a dual Paralympian in athletics and cycling. She is a member of the Peke Waihanga Board. Kate is a proud mum to three boys and also a grandma.


Kathryn Hughes

Kathryn is currently a communications advisor with Immigration New Zealand and a former communications advisor for Peke Waihanga.


Stuart Burns

Stuart is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors with extensive governance experience. Throughout his professional career, he has held Partner and Chief Executive roles and numerous Board and Trustee positions. Stuart was Chief Executive of the Rotorua Trust for 20 years and served for many years on the Board of Philanthropy New Zealand.  He is a member of the Peke Waihanga Board.


Sean Gray

Sean is currently CEO of Peke Waihanga. He has experience in governance, including serving as Board and National Council Chair of Scouts Aotearoa, Director of Ginan Biomedic, Expert Advisor on the Major Trauma panel for the Health Quality, Safety Commission and a member of the Serious Injury Panel at the ACC and President of The Rocks Chamber of Commerce, Sydney. Sean has a strong background in health, medical devices and services to vulnerable patient groups, with a particular focus on innovation and disruptive technologies in this field.


Charitable Trust Details

Charitable Trust Board Name: Peke Waihanga Foundation

NZBN: 9429051478407

Incorporation Number: 50171272

Charitable Trust Board Status: Registered

Date of Incorporation: 19 July 2023


Get in touch

If you would like more information about the Peke Waihanga Foundation, please email