Grantees & Alumni

A grant-maker is only as good as its grantees. Here we showcase both the grant projects and our grantees and alumni – the Borrin ‘do-ers’. These are the people who contribute to our shared vision.

He aha te mea nui o te ao. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata!
What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people!

2021 Grants

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa 2021

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa 2021

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa is an intensive, immersion style wānanga to provide te reo Māori language training tailored to the legal profession including lawyers judges, legal academics, legal professionals and law students.

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Women Leaders in Law Fellow Helen Dervan

Women Leaders in Law Fellow Helen Dervan

Helen Dervan is one of the inaugural Borrin Foundation Women Leaders in Law Fellows. She will be examining prudential regulation and proposed reforms to the Reserve Banks’s legislative and institutional framework as part of completing a PhD thesis on prudential regulation in Aotearoa New Zealand through Melbourne University.

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Women Leaders in Law Fellow Natalie Pierce

Women Leaders in Law Fellow Natalie Pierce

Natalie Pierce is one of the inaugural Borrin Foundation Women Leaders in Law Fellows. The Fellowship is supporting Natalie to complete her Masters in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford (New College).

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Community Law Fellow Sarah Barnaart

Community Law Fellow Sarah Barnaart

Sarah is one of the inaugural Borrin Foundation – Community Law Fellows. The Fellowship is supporting her to undertake a Master of Leadership for Development offered by the University of Melbourne.

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Community Law Fellow Sarah Croskery-Hewitt

Community Law Fellow Sarah Croskery-Hewitt

Sarah is one of the inaugural Borrin Foundation – Community Law Fellows. She is exploring the intersection of immigration law and family violence in Aotearoa New Zealand. She hopes to identify current gaps in protections for migrant women and to formulate proposals for reform of immigration policy.

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Community Law Fellow Digby Livingston

Community Law Fellow Digby Livingston

Digby is one of the inaugural Borrin Foundation – Community Law Fellows. He is examining the current situation of prisoner pay rates in Aotearoa New Zealand compared to jurisdictions overseas, to explore the feasibility of increasing prisoner pay rates.

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IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

The International Association of Women Judges biennial conference brings together the judiciary and others working in law to cultivate a global network, create opportunities for judicial exchange, pioneer judicial education programmes and eliminate gender bias from judicial systems. In 2021, the NZ Association of Women Judges is hosting the biennial conference.

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2020 Grants

Live Law Manual

Live Law Manual

To support real time updating of legal information and the digital communications strategy for the ‘Live Law Manual’ bespoke content management platform, a digitally interactive version of the Community Law Manual.

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Access to Justice for Whānau, Hapū, Iwi

Access to Justice for Whānau, Hapū, Iwi

Developing digital content to educate and support Iwi and Māori social service providers and legal practitioners to support whanau working with Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children and the Family Court.

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2019 Grants

2019 Grant Summary

2019 Grant Summary

A summary of the grants we awarded in 2019 including grants that were co-funded with the New Zealand Law Foundation.

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2018 Grants

Inaugural grants

He Whaipaanga Hou – A New Approach 2018

He Whaipaanga Hou – A New Approach 2018

Completion of a comprehensive research project about the criminal justice system and Māori, 30 years on from the original landmark report, including a comparative study of other criminal justice systems and other indigenous peoples.

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