The Rodney Green Foundation aspirations

To provide benefit to the Hawkes Bay community through donations that can impact the lives of the beneficiaries, either through sporting and community groups or to individuals to make a difference to their lives and the lives of those around them.

Our People

Rodney Green – Founder & Trustee

Rodney Green is a well-known successful businessman and philanthropist. He has lived in the Hawke’s Bay all his life and is a very keen supporter of all local sports.

Clinton Green – Trustee

Born and bred in the suburb of Maraenui, Napier. Clinton has been involved for 25 years with the Boy’s Brigade – Clinton is also extremely active with Kiwanis –

Clinton is also the Current chairman of the Kiwi NZSP Foundation.

John. R. McCorkindale B.Com.CA – Trustee

John graduated from Otago and attained his CA in the 1970’s. He worked for a small CA firm before heading over to London in 1975.

On returning to New Zealand he worked with PWC in Dunedin before moving to Hawke’s Bay in the 1980’s. He became a Partner in PWC in the early 1980’s.

John also had a number of accounting clients to which he attended to their accounting and taxation needs; He also assisted as an advisor to the Board for a number of entities. John has acted for Rodney Green and his group since the early 1980’s and is pleased to be part of the Foundation.

Michael Morgan – Trustee

Hawkes Bay born and bred. Michael is a commercial, property and trusts partner at Carlile Dowling Lawyers, Napier.

Michael has governance experience including positions on the New Zealand Law Society, Eastern Institute of Technology, Anglican Church board and the Art Deco Trust.

He is an experienced advisor to charitable trusts.

Our Values

Community First

We work alongside others for the greater good of the Hawke’s Bay community


We support people and organsitions to fulfil their potential


We are progressive and focus on solutions to help. We always aim to do things better

Our Vision

“For everyone in Hawke’s Bay to have access to opportunities that come with participation in sport.”

Rodney Green – Founder

Our Story

In 1959 a young 11-year-old Rodney Green began working for extra money – and began an appetite for business. Rodney soon discovered that the only way or the best way to succeed was just plain hard work. Rodney became a completely ‘hands on’ businessman, who for the last 63 years has worked hard and seen gains and losses. He does not dwell on the losses just simply puts his energy and enthusiasm into the next project! For Rodney this worked well, there have been a few business changes over the years.

In 1998 approaching his 50th milestone birthday Rodney made the decision to do something very ‘special’ for Napier. That something special was a $1million funding injection into the McLean Park Trust, after some deliberation by the Trust Board this generous donation was re-targeted for the proposed new arena at Taradale. This stadium, Pettigrew Green Arena now plays a vital part in the Hawke’s Bay region.

For Rodney, this decision started an idea that he could use the benefit of the result of this hard work to do more good in the community and to leave a legacy for Hawkes Bay for years to come. Still a hard worker now in his 70’s, Rodney became inspired to form the Rodney Green Foundation, joined by his brother Clinton and two colleagues who over the years have provided support and become friends, John McCorkindale (Accountant) and Michael Morgan (Lawyer), are now valued Trustees for the Foundation.

See the full story of Rodney’s life in this 2004 (7th) edition of Napier Life.

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Bluewater Hotel Opening. Team surrounding a digger

Our Supporters

We have a number of individuals and businesses that have joined us as Community Partners. Their generosity helps us to cover our operating costs, along with contributions from our generous donors. We sincerely thank them for their ongoing support.

Bluewater Hotel Napier

Find out how you can become a supporter, please use the Contact Us page, or call us on 06 835 8668


Offering an answer to almost all frequently asked questions, the below FAQ section is the best place to start. If you have any further questions, please email

How do I apply to receive funding?

Please make an application here.

Who is Rodney Green?

Learn about Rodney Green here.

How can I become a supporter or donate to the Rodney Green Foundation?

Click here to find out more.

Where has the money been spent so far?

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