Welcome to the Pan Pac Environmental Trust. The Trust was established by in 2019 by Pan Pac Forest Products Limited (Pan Pac), a sustainable integrated forest products company based in the Hawke’s Bay. The Trust adds to Pan Pac’s existing community support and sponsorship initiatives in the region. Pan Pac contributes up to $100,000 per annum towards projects that benefit the environment and culture of Hawke’s Bay. Our first round of funding was in 2020.  We welcome applications from all community groups with projects that meet our criteria and look forward to expanding our impact in the region.




We will be accepting applications for the next round of funding in 2023.


The Trustees have been appointed by various stakeholders of Pan Pac. These trustees will be responsible for distributing the funds to projects that will achieve the purposes of the Trust. The Trustees are: 

Reece O’Leary
Pan Pac Forest Products Limited

Te Kaha Hawaikirangi (Chair)
Ngāti Parau

Mary-Anne Simpkin
Mana Ahuriri Trust

Bonny Hatami
Pan Pac Stakeholders Forum

Tania Hopmans
Maungaharuru Tangitū Trust

Richard Karn
Pan Pac Stakeholders Forum

Myron Bird
Whirinaki resident


Pan Pac Forest Products Limited (Pan Pac) is an integrated (forestry, pulping and sawmilling) business based at Whirinaki in Hawke’s Bay. Pan Pac has a policy of supporting the community through community grants, sponsorships, firewood donations and business awards Since 1992, Pan Pac has donated more than $3.5 million to the Hawke’s Bay region.

Pan Pac’s environmental values are to:

Develop its business in an environmentally responsible manner.

Understand and manage its impact on the surrounding community and environment through open communication with community stakeholders.

Be proactive in seeking out best practice environmental processes and technology.

Continuously improve environmental performance through seeking efficiencies and opportunities for improvements by ongoing reviews of its targets and objectives.


Our logo represents the purpose of the organisation and the interaction of the three main stakeholders working together towards a common goal. Woven within the identity is a mature pine tree expressed as the green section representing Pan Pac, the blue being Hawke Bay and the Trust, with the gold signifying Community, sky and future; with the negative space being the project. The identity is then extended to a full kowhaiwhai pattern that visually tells the story of the growth of the region through the success of the funded projects.


For further information about the Trust and what projects might be suitable for funding, please contact: environmentaltrust@panpac.co.nz