In 2011, a group of Marlborough locals came together and asked—how can we build on the good we see in our own community? They founded the Marlborough Community Development Trust and looked for real, down-to-earth ways to support local initiatives. Trustees rolled up their sleeves to help; by providing resources and peoplepower, the Trust began to build connections and make change.  Now, in 2023, the Trust has a new name: Tautoko Community Trust.  New name, same vision. The mission remains and the work continues.

Our mahi is centred around creating meaningful connections; we hope each person we encounter experiences God’s love and realises that they are valued in our community. Our programs build relationship through shared meals, shared songs, and shared experiences. 


“How lucky are we at Blenheim School to be surrounded by such a caring group of individuals! Our students absolutely love Breakfast Club and spending time with some pretty awesome people.”

Kellyann Thorstensen—Blenheim School

Make a Milo and make a difference!

If you are a toast master, a Milo maestro, or a champion breakfast builder, come join our crew! Whether you are an action-song ace or a ready listener, an energiser or an encourager, if our values resonate with you, we’d love to hear from you.


A community that grows together grows strong. Support our work and be part of building a strong community where our tamariki and rangitahi can thrive.  Donate today and make a difference in somebody’s tomorrow.


Carmen Da Costa

022 127 2382
[email protected]


Tautoko Community
PO Box 916 Blenheim, 7240


Jump 'n' jive
Breakfast club
Growing through grief
School stationary drive
Trust transport

Registered charity:

Tautoko Community Trust is a registered charity in New Zealand.  Our NZ Companies Office number is 2552042 and our Charities Register number is CC47368.


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