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our story

In the early 2000s the benefactors of Big Toe Foundation (BTF) were holidaying on Great Barrier Island with friends. Conversation turned to the problems that retreat centres available to Not For Profit (NFP) organisations had in remaining operationally viable.

Many were sitting on capital assets that were deteriorating with few funds available to adequately maintain, let alone refurbish them. As a consequence, the standard of facilities available were progressively declining and the environment offered to users was suffering. This negatively impacted all involved and in many instances facilities had to close.

This discussion sowed a seed and a dream was born.... To establish a high quality facility that is commercially sustainable and available to Not For Profit organisations to use at a reasonable cost. Introducing Flaxmill...a 4-Star Accommodation and Conference provider located on the east coast of the stunning Coromandel Peninsula.

Flaxmill is owned by Big Toe Foundation and through this relationship it can offer reduced rates to approved organisations that are doing good work; charities, churches, Not for Profit groups, social enterprises and other qualifying groups (and their team members); at certain times of the year.

Basic framework of the NFP programme at Flaxmill…