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The Hone Tuwhare Charitable Trust

The trust welcomes donations from as little as $5, $10, $20, and more.

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Initial Funding Needed

Build Stage One -Crib Renovation        $150,000
Build Stage Two -New Residency Building $460,000
Build Stage Three -Landscaping etc. $90,000

Total               $700,000


When you offer only three
vertical lines precisely drawn
and set into a dark pool of lacquer
it is a visual kind of starvation:

and even though my eyeballs
roll up and over to peer inside
myself, when I reach the beginning
of your eternity I say instead: hell
let’s have another feed of mussels

Like, I have to think about it, man

When you stack horizontal lines
into vertical columns which appear
to advance, recede, shimmer and wave
like exploding packs of cards
I merely grunt and say: well, if it
is not a famine, it’s a feast

I have to roll another smoke, man

But when you score a superb orange
circle on a purple thought-base
I shake my head and say: hell, what
is this thing called aroha

Like, I’m euchred, man. I’m eclipsed?