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Kate Moetaua Foundation Scholarship

One of Kate's final wishes was that a foundation was set up to support talented people in the sporting and arts arena to encourage them to follow their dreams. The Kate Moetaua Foundation offers scholarships to Year 9-13 students annually, opening up opportunities they may otherwise not have.

Kate dedicated her life to teaching and influenced the lives of so many young people, opening their eyes to the world of performance helping them to gain confidence on and off the stage. Sadly Kate passed away from cancer at the young age of 45 in 2018 leaving her husband Teaukura (T) and three young girls Anika, Aya and Malia. The Kate Moetaua Foundation provides a wonderful opportunity for her children to carry on the work that their Mum started through distributing funds from the foundation to talented and aspiring young sports people and artists to help them achieve their dreams and fulfill their potential in these disciplines.

The scholarship will be awarded in November each year.

Donors wishing to donate to the Kate Moetaua Foundation can do so here

Award Amount:  Up to $3000 (maximum per recipient $1000)

Number of Awards each year: Varies

Timeline and application process: 1 August 1 -31 August 31 2024

Eligibility Requirements: Year 9-13 Whakatipu student from Wakatipu High School or Liger Academy, achieving in arts or sports.


Kate Moetaua Foundation Scholarship Winners


 Lachlan Boniface  - Sports (Ice Hockey)

 Mackenzi Jackson  - Sports (Karate)

 Marley King-Smith - Sports (Rowing)

 Mikaela Patterson - Arts (Dance)

 Rochelle Tickle - Arts (Drama)


 Billie Carey  - Music (Singer Songwriter)

 Jacob Marriott - Sports (Swimming)

 Caitlyn Hollyer - Sports (Ice Hockey)

 Minna Zhu - Music (Jazz)

 Megan McCulloch - Arts (Dance)


  Elke Koehn  - Arts  (Digital Media)

  Olivie Watherston  - Sports (Rugby)

  Helena Hornbacher - Arts (Music and Performance)

  Ruby Kirk - Sport (Volleyball and Netball)

  Sorcha  Wilkinson - Arts (Digital Media) 

  Subath Wijerathna- Sports (Cricket)

  Allyx Palacio - Sports  (Volleyball) 

  Mary Navasca - Sports  (Volleyball)

  Joseph Leyden -  Arts (Performance)


  Hera Winders - Arts (Fine Art)

 Hayato Yoneta - Sports (Athletics)

 Nieve Collin

 Grace Hastie

 “I am very excited to see the growth of this foundation in future years to come. Supporting talented youth in Wakatipu alongside my dad and sisters is something Kate would be incredibly proud of." 

Anika Moetaua


Kate Moetaua Foundation


Interested in setting up a Scholarship Fund?

If setting up a Scholarship Fund is a legacy you would like to create please get in touch to see how easy it is to set up and manage through the Foundation. 

If you already have a Scholarship fund, but are finding meeting regulatory requirements a burden, talk to us about how we can help. 


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