Mangawhai Daring Trust

Mangawhai Daring Trust

We aim to tell how New Zealand developed culturally, socially, and politically during the 1860's through the stories of the ship the Daring.


The 1863 schooner the Daring has some incredible stories to tell about the cultural, agricultural and political development of New Zealand in the mid 1860's. As custodian of the Daring and her stories the Mangawhai Daring Trust is working with conservators to preserve the metals and timbers of the vessel to ultimately display her in a purpose built museum, the Daring Discovery Centre. Curation of the museum will include the display of the ship and the treasures found within her hull. Interactive and educational resources are being developed to support the 2022 education curriculum focus for school groups visiting from the Auckland and Northland regions.

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The trust is custodian for the 53ft 1863 schooner the Daring which was recovered from the intertidal zone of Muriwai Beach and is now being preserved at Mangawhai where a museum is being built to share the stories of New Zealand life in the mid 1860's

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Latest donations

Jamie on 02 Mar 2024
HIDEAWAY on 22 Dec 2023
Mangawhai Daring Trust

Thank you so much for your very generous donation. We will certainly put this to good use as we finalise the plans for the Daring discovery centre building.

Mangawhai Daring Trust
Donors’ tax credits TaxGifted
Donors’ tax credits TaxGifted on 23 Jun 2023
This donation is from generous donors who opted in to regift their tax credits via TaxGift. Aren’t they awesome!
Mangawhai Daring Trust

Thank you so much for gifting your tax credit to the Daring project. It is very much appreciated and certainly helps toward the great progress we are making with the Daring.

Mangawhai Daring Trust
Piers on 14 Jan 2023
Mangawhai Daring Trust

Hello Piers, Thank you so much for your generous donation to the Daring. I can assure you it will be put to good use. I have also taken the liberty of adding you to the Mangawhai Daring Trust mailing list tso that you receive future updates on progress with the project. Best Regards. Larry Paul.

Mangawhai Daring Trust
Hideaway Holiday Park
Hideaway Holiday Park on 01 Aug 2022
Mangawhai Daring Trust

Thank you so much for your very generous donation. We can assure it will be put to good use in conserving the Daring and developing the Daring Discovery Centre.

Mangawhai Daring Trust

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