Kia Ora to our Kiwilele Community
The New Zealand Ukulele Trust is a not-for-profit organisation that uses the ukulele to enrich children’s lives through music. Each year we help young people at schools around Aotearoa New Zealand get involved in music through our Kiwileles, Ukes in Schools, and NZ Ukulele Squad programmes.
2020 New Zealand Ukulele Festival cancelled
Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and the uncertainty around events and availability of funding, the NZ Ukulele Trust is unable to stage our 2020 Ukulele Festival. This is disappointing for everyone involved, but keeping our tamariki and their whānau safe is of paramount importance. The free Festival is a happy day on Auckland’s event calendar, attended annually by over 50% of Kiwilele schools. However, the Trust has decided that the risks posed with holding a large public gathering at this time is too great.
Kia Kaha ♫♥
Download the lead sheet for Tūtahi – ‘Stay’
A quick look at our journey so far
Years of Operation
Free Ukuleles given to schools
Highest Event Attendance
Now hear from some of our grateful schools.