At Shining Peak we’re strong believers that every business should have a social mission at its core. Our mission is for our beer to make the world a better place.

Every month 5% of our beer revenues from our venues, are donated to a different local Taranaki organisation. Not profits…… revenues, that’s approximately 30 to 50% of our venue’s profit – we give away to local organisations each and every month. No terms and conditions, no small print – we just put the money straight into the back pockets of important local organisations and charities here in Taranaki.

Drink Beer, Do Good. 
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This months charity


Autism Connex is a non-profit organisation which was started in 2014 by New Plymouth locals Patand Theresa Tongi. After two of their four children were diagnosed with Autism, Theresa and Patsaw the need to support and celebrate families in New Plymouth walking a similar journey. 

The Autism Connex Family Day meet every month where a dedicated team of 25 volunteers create arelaxing environment where families are given the rare opportunity to relax and meet with otherfamilies. This is also the chance for their children to play in a fun and friendly environment wherethey are safe and their behaviours are not judged. Other monthly events include the popular ‘Mum’snight out’, ‘Coffee Morning’ and ‘Men’s breakfast’. 

Autism Connex has recently become a Registered Charitable Trust with 11 board members with theirnewly appointed Patron, Sir Michael Jones. Currently operating from The Fred Tucker MemorialCommunity Centre in Bell Block, and with an average of 30 families in attendance every month, thisvenue is quickly becoming too small for what they would like to achieve. 

Consequently, Autism Connex will continue to fundraise towards establishing a much needed,purpose-built Autism Centre here in New Plymouth. This multi-purposed complex would allowAutism Connex to continue their current program for families and extend to include additionalservices that are desperately needed in New Plymouth. 

Services such as sibling support, respite care,vocational services, holiday programs for special needs children, sensory gyms and sensory rooms.Unfortunately, there are no facilities of this kind in New Zealand so Autism Connex hope to build thefirst in Taranaki.This month we are working with Parafed Taranaki, to continue their support of those with disabilities within the Taranaki community and their physical wellbeing. 

Previous Months Partners

Autism Connex - May 2022
Parafed Taranaki - March/April 2022
Horses Helping Humans Taranaki | Hōiho Hāpai Hapori (HHH) - February 2022
Restore Eltham - Predator Free Taranaki - January 2022
InsideOUT Kōaro Taranaki — December 2021
TSB Children & Young People Ward — November 2021
YMCA Taranaki Youth Services — October 2021
Marfell Community School — August & September 2021
Oakura Boardriders Community Program — July 2021
Cystic Fibrosis Taranaki — June 2021
Taranaki Animal Protection Trust — May 2021
Taranaki Surf Life Saving Rescue Squad — April 2021 
HeartKids NZ + Heartland Tractor Trek — March 2021 
New Plymouth Riding for the Disabled — February 2021
Kidney Kids — January 2021 
A House For Karen — December 2020 
Operation Blue Santa Taranaki — November 2020 
Multiple Sclerosis Taranaki — October 2020 
Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust — September 2020 
Gabby's Startlit HOPE — August 2020 
New Plymouth Emergency Shelter — July 2020 
On The House — June 2020 
Taranaki Kiwi Trust — May 2020 
S.T.A.R.T Early Taranaki — March & April 2020 
Alzheimers Taranaki — February 2020 
Little Fighters Trust — January 2020 
Life Education Taranaki — December 2019 
FreeSurf Taranaki — November 2019 
Dress For Success — October 2019 
The Taranaki Retreat — September, 2019 
Running on the Spectrum — August, 2019 
Conductive Education Taranaki — July, 2019 
St John Taranaki — June 2019 
Mellowpuff Charitable Trust — May 2019 
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How To Apply
The Shining Peak Brewing 5% Project is available for any deserving Taranaki based organisation. To apply or to nominate an organisation to become a recipient, please email the name of the organisation to beer@shiningpeakbrewing.com, with their contact details and why the organisation is a deserving recipient.