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Kia ora, we are Angela and Theresa Gattung, and our foundation was born out of our sisterhood and a shared spirit to enable others. 

Our hearts lead us to want to give back; to make a difference; to redress inequalities we see around us; and to use our skills and resources to make. real. change. 

We call it the heart effect because we support causes that touch us deeply, but we believe just as strongly in effectiveness. Put the two together and you can create ripples of change for a stronger Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Very often we think making big changes in the world needs a big action. But each of us doing what we can in our communities can have a profound impact.”   Theresa

“What kind of world will we leave our descendents if we model lack of care and discommunity? What is the most important thing in the world? He aha te mea nui o te ao? It’s people, it’s people, it’s people. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata."   Angela

Projects & Initiatives

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From Meth to Mentor
We were so inspired when we heard Shannan Hill's story of her road to recovery, and we are so pleased to see it be told in this week's issue of the New Zealand Women's Weekly. The inaugural winner of the Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua Mana Wāhine Award, a collaboration of the The Gattung Foundation, the judges of Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua (Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court) and the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust t/a Academic Dress Hire Nina Tomaszyk, Shannan is now a drug and alcohol counsellor, after overcoming her own battle with addiction. Pick up a copy of New Zealand Women's Weekly to read more about how Shannan changed her life trajectory and is now giving back to her community through counselling.
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Year in Review 2023: Sarah Munnik
This year marked 130 years of women’s suffrage and as a predominantly female-led business we love seeing other women drive change and be a force for good in NZ. A few of the female leaders inspiring us include:Theresa Gattung, one of NZ’s most successful women in business, our leading feminist and someone who successfully uses her business success to fund her philanthropy, the Gattung Foundation. Theresa has an unashamedly focused lens on empowering women and has dedicated her life to advocating for gender parity. We are proud of our client and we are constantly inspired by her. https://stoppress.co.nz/stoppr...