McKenzie Centre - Realising a child's potential - Early intervention for children with special needs - Te Whare Awhina o nga Kohungahunga Haua


Our Wonderful Funders and Sponsors


David Henshaw was awarded an ONZM, Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, in the 2011 New Year's Honours list.

David supported McKenzie Centre in a variety of ways since 2006.He was the creator of the lovely drawings that you see on our web site and he  donated the originals of these to McKenzie Centre.

He also donated many hours of his time and  contributed to our fundraising efforts by donating his works of art and even doing a live painting and cartoon at our 25th anniversary celebration and charity auction in 2009. He attended our Christmas parties, entertaining the children with cartoons and balloon drawings, and he donated his greeting cards for our use.

David was the creator of "Jock"; the cartoons depict classic rural issues through the well meaning but sometimes misguided Jock, his friends and family.

David was also the driving force behind the Children's Art house in Otorohanga. We were thrilled for David and grateful for his support.


Sadly David passed away in March 2014.