Our Partners & Supporters

Our Partners

Orama is privileged to have close partnerships with wonderful like-minded organisations such as these ones below.
If your organisation, group or entity aligns with us in our values and you would like to find out more about partnering with us, we would love to hear from you.

Our long-standing close partnership with Hillary Outdoors began with the opening of the Hillary Outdoor Education Centre (HOEC) here at the Orama site in 2006. Since then thousands of school kids have benefited from Hillary Outdoors’ all-year-round short-term and long-term outdoor programmes and in the process have also shared in the life of the Orama’s community. Hillary Outdoors provides quality wilderness experiences, outdoor education and leadership development for over 860 young people at Orama each year.

Each August since 2017 Diocesan have run an innovative, week-long programme for Year 10 girls that is focused on sustainability and the environment. Orama and Hillary Outdoors collaborate to provide a supportive environment rich with activities and challenge.

The Anglican Trust for Women and Children have been a cherished partner of Orama since 2015. Early in January each year ATWC hold a week-long camp for vulnerable women and their children at Orama – giving the mothers a chance to rest and enjoy quality time with their children in a safe, beautiful environment.

Fatherheart Ministries have been running their Inheriting the Nations Schools (INS) at Orama since 2009. Each year the school runs for 3 months from September with 80 students and staff drawn from all over the world in residence. Fatherheart had its genesis at Orama back in the 70’s and since then there has been a special bond between both organisations.

Our Supporters

We are very grateful for the ongoing funding support of our valued supporters without whom Orama would not be able to operate effectively. A big thank you to our major ongoing supporters below and the many that are not listed here.

Aroha Nui Trust

Wilberforce Trust

Caleb Trust


We are very grateful to the Great Barrier Local Board for their ongoing support. The Local Board has generously supported the following projects:

DateProjectGrant Amount
Nov-2015Towards transport and admin for the ‘Wild Womens’ Winter Weekend$2,400
Oct-2016Towards Guided Walking DoC concession, safety plan audit, bush leader training and first aid training$2,087
Jan-2017To build a children’s playground for use by the Orama Community children, the children of Hillary Outdoor Pursuits staff and the children of North Barrier who come to crèche$20,000
Oct-2017Towards the air return flights for the White Ribbon Ambassador (Phil Paikea)$365
Oct-2017Towards operational funding of rates$5,000
Nov-2018Towards operational funding of rates$2,475
Oct-2019Towards purchase of additional solar panels to reduce reliance on diesel generator for charging batteries$13,150
Oct-2019Towards operational funding of rates$3,340
Oct-2020Towards engineering design fees for wharf upgrade$15,000