The previously annual Momentum Waikato Showcase was delayed six months to March due to Covid, so it was great to get together with our principal supporters for the first time in ages and show them what we've been up to and what's coming next.
The presentations at Claudelands covered the role of bequests in building the regional endowment fund, the Karioi-Kimihia Lakes project, the Houchens Retreat project, the Waikato Intercultural Fund, the Waikato Women's Fund and, last but not least, the Waikato Regional Theatre.
There was some serious star power in the house to support the theatre project - The Topp Twins and Lord of the Rings star John Rhys-Davies (AKA Gimli) entertained the crowd in their own unique ways.
Hamilton Girls' and Boys' High Schools kapa haka perform.
Kapa haka in action.
Bequest Patron Ken Williamson and Generosity Ambassador Tim Macindoe interviewed by MC Lisa Manning.
Waikato Intercultural Fund chair Jannat Maqbool.
Erana Severne from the Wise Group.
The Topp Twins are staunch supporters of the Waikato Regional Theatre.
John Rhys-Davies says the theatre is about the experiences we'll all have.
Ngapine Karena and Anjum Rahman.