Waiheke Marina Maritime Trust

Giving back to the Waiheke community and the marine environment

Giving back to the Waiheke community and the marine environment

We established the Waiheke Marina Maritime Trust in 2020 to give back to the Waiheke community and the marine environment by providing grants for maritime related training and activities. The initial settlement funding for the trust was provided by us.

Annual contributions will be made to the fund by Berth Holders for the life of the Marina. In addition, daily access fees of $1 per day payable by visiting boaties via TallyWeb will be pledged directly to the Maritime Trust by the Marina.

Grants will be made from the trust fund from time to time for environmental projects designed to preserve and protect flora and fauna associated with the marine environment of Waiheke Island and for maritime education initiatives by or for the benefit of the residents and mana whenua of Waiheke Island, including for:

  • Maritime environmental protection.
  • Water safety and skills training, including swimming skills.
  • Equipment.
  • Sailing and related courses.
  • Maritime related study, including in relation to the coastal environment of Waiheke Island.

The fund is independently administered by the Auckland Foundation under the guidance of an advisory committee of three people.

More information can be found in our Statement of Intent for the Trust and the Trust’s Charter.

Look out for details of grant applications.

Our administrators

Three Waiheke locals are the inaugural administrators of the Maritime Trust.
Todd Parkin
Todd is a staunch advocate for everything beautiful Waiheke Island has to offer and has been a boatie since his early school years. Todd was chairperson for the Kennedy Point Marina supporters’ group during the marina’s consenting phase and has been a supporter of it since the early days. Todd is pleased to be associated with the Maritime Trust and supports its objective of providing funding for various Waiheke community maritime related programs on the island.
Linda Simpson
Linda escaped an intense finance career in the UK and US and happily settled on Waiheke Island 15 years ago. She did a postgraduate diploma in Marine Science at Auckland University and was heavily involved in the set up and first year of the Waiheke Marine project, as a member of the steering group. Linda is President and senior crew for our local Coastguard unit. She has her own boat and enjoys sailing around the gulf. For land-based activities, Linda plays golf and is also a keen walker, including acting as a Waiheke Walking Festival volunteer and guide.
Serena Woodhall
Serena is a national and international champion sailor, and budding environmental advocate. Following victory with the Edge Women's Match team at the Women's World Match Racing Tour's inaugural Casa Vela Cup in San Francisco, Serena also managed a fifth place with the Live Ocean Racing team at the Spi-Ouest regatta in France – the first event of the 2023 ETF26 season. Serena is a founding member of the 2.0 Women’s Racing Team competing on the WWMRT and has recently started sailing in the 69F Youth Foiling Gold Cup.