The Tindall Foundation boosts Community Funding Movement

A rare opportunity to hear Sir Stephen Tindall at our Lecture

Venkat Raman

While The Warehouse Group (including Noel Leeming) has given New Zealand the most extensive and affordable retail experience, its Founder-Chairman Sir Stephen Tindall has fostered, through The Tindall Foundation, social and environmental development with the concept of ‘More than Money.’

The Tindall Foundation has supported the community foundation movement in New Zealand for the last 18 years. There are now 16 community foundations across the country and the Foundation has worked with many of these to help grow their funds.

The 16 Community Foundations have over $160 million in managed funds and another $250 million in promised funds.

Vision and Fortitude

Sir Stephen is seen as a brilliant example of vision and fortitude by corporate executives, high-end investors, self-employed people and emerging entrepreneurs.

He is the Guest Speaker at this year’s Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture, scheduled to be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Pullman Hotel, Auckland.

His speech, with ‘Contributing to a stronger New Zealand’ as the main subject, will be a source of inspiration. And he would have many success stories to tell.

Acorn, an incredible Company

One such would be Acorn Foundation, an incredible journey.

Acorn started with an investment of $96,000. Twelve years later, its managed funds are at $21.6 million. In addition, the Company has more than $160 million in anticipated funds (or bequests) coming in the future. These are staggering numbers, and all dedicated for the benefit of the Bay of Plenty.

It has been grown by the people, for the people. It is wonderful stuff!

Jenny Salesa and Dr Rajen Prasad

Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister of Ethnic Communities and Minister of Building & Construction, Government of New Zealand, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Dr Rajen Prasad, Former Member of Parliament and Former Special Envoy of the Commonwealth Secretary General to the Kingdom of Lesotho will present his comments and concluding remarks as his ‘Reflections.’

Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand, former Governor General of New Zealand and former Chairman of the Commonwealth Foundation and Lady Susan Satyanand will be present at the event.

Formal Event

This is a formal event with Black Tie/Tuxedo or Full Suit for Gentlemen and Evening or Cocktail Dress for Ladies. The Lecture is supported by the Institute of Directors (Auckland Branch) and confirmation is awaited from the Auckland Law Society.

The Programme will begin at 630 pm with Cocktails and Networking.

This will be followed by Entrée, brief speeches and Buffet Dinner.

About the Lecture

Indian Newslink established the annual Lecture series in 2011 to promote Good Governance, punctuated by integrity, honesty, transparency and accountability. Since then, top government officials and businesspersons subscribing to these core principles have been our Guest Speakers, Masters of Ceremonies, commentators and critiques.

This is an opportunity not to be missed.

Tickets for Lecture 2018

Tickets for the Lecture, priced at $150 plus GST per person including Cocktails and Dinner and tables seating ten persons each at $1500 plus GST are now on sale. Please call (09) 5336377 or 021-836528 for registration and more information. Email:

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