September is Wills Month

Local law firms in Rotorua have been supporting Geyser’s Wills Month promotion for a number of years. During the month of September, our partner firms listed below will make a simple change to an existing will to include a gift to the local community through the Geyser Community Foundation at no charge – in fact, some of them do this all year round! Of course, any additional changes to your will are charged at your solicitor’s rate – we recommend you speak to your lawyer first.

Thanks to our generous, local law firms, making it easy for you to leave a lasting legacy to your community through the Geyser Community Foundation.

John Battersby 07-349 2300
Blackman Spargo 07 343 9393
Holland Beckett 07 349 4400
Morrison Kent 07-348 2030
O’Sullivan Clemens 07-347 9479
Sandford & Partners 07 348 6039
The Law Shop 07-349 2924
Tompkins Wake 07-347 9466

Giving in your Will is an easy way to make a difference

We all know there are many wonderful charitable organisations doing fabulous things in our local community and they deserve our support.

Gifts made through the Geyser Community Foundation last forever. Funds are invested, and the investment income used to support local charities and community groups.

You can choose your favourite community groups to support or leave it up to Geyser to select those most in need.

For more information on how to support your community and update your Will this month, contact the Geyser Community Foundation on 07 349 7496, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or speak to a participating lawyer. 
Your questions answered …

Q. What is the Geyser Community Foundation?
Geyser is an independent, local, not-for-profit charitable trust whose main role is to encourage charitable giving in the Rotorua and Taupo communities. We provide specialist fund management and grant-making expertise to a variety of local people like you who want to contribute to our communities’ long term development.

Q. Why would I give through Geyser instead of giving directly to a charity?
Direct donations are often spent immediately so are then gone and possibly forgotten. A donation made via Geyser goes on giving forever. By selecting your charity (or charities) of choice or charitable cause close to your heart, your donation continues giving to them rather than just being a one-off.

Q. How do I know what amount to leave when I don’t know how long I will live for and what will be left?
You don’t have to be specific. You can consider leaving a percentage of your estate or making Geyser an additional child in your will.

Q. I have a Trust, so what benefit would there be in giving through Geyser?
Using Geyser for your charitable giving minimises the burden of the management of your Trust after you and your advisers have passed on. There are also obvious economies of scale which lead to savings in administration and fees meaning more money for your charity of choice or charitable cause close to your heart.

Q. Can I contribute in a limited way during my lifetime?
You may choose to give just a little every year working towards a Named Fund either during your lifetime or beyond. What you have donated will earn interest and you can claim a tax credit of one-third of all donations you make during your lifetime up to the level of your annual taxable income.

Geyser is a unique and effective way to support your local community 

  • Donated capital remains forever
  • Investment income supports community groups
  • You can specify your favourite charities or let Geyser select those most in need


Contact the Geyser Community Foundation today to find out more on 07 349 7496  




Geyser Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1742 , Rotorua 3040, New Zealand | Phone : 07 349 7496 | Email: