Taranaki Mahood-Lowe Reserve Safe Forever!

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We did it! Thanks to the incredible generosity of NFRT supporters, the Taranaki Mahood-Lowe Reserve will now be protected forever. Generations to come will be able to experience its beauty, and the joy of seeing native species such as the whio. None of this would be possible without the support of nature-loving New Zealanders. To everybody who donated, WE APPLAUD …

We’re on the home stretch!

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We’re just $16,000 away from hitting our fundraising target to purchase 133 hectares of regionally significant forest wetland in Taranaki. As a result of development and farming, there is less than 10% of this particular type of habitat left in the region, making this remnant an incredibly valuable part of the ecosystem. The support we’ve received has been truly outstanding …

We’re Almost There! Just $37,000 to go!

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Once again NFRT supporters have been overwhelmingly generous and we have now raised over $463,000 towards securing and protecting a 133-hectare wetland property in north Taranaki. The total purchase price for the property is $500,000. $250,000 of this was secured through an incredibly generous donation by the Lowe family, with an additional $213,000 (to date) coming from our public campaign …

Rare Taranaki wetland almost protected!

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We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to our appeal to protect a 133-hectare area of Taranaki wetland forever. We would like to thank each and every one of our amazing supporters who have contributed. So far, we’ve raised almost $440,000 of our $500,000 total, which is a fantastic achievement. If you haven’t donated or shared yet, there’s still time to …

This beautiful Taranaki wetland will be safe forever…with your help

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Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our appeal to protect a 133-hectare area of Taranaki wetland forever. In just a few months, we’ve raised almost $370,000 for the property. We continue to be blown away by the generosity and commitment of our supporters when it comes to keeping our native forests and wetlands safe. We still …

Wekaweka Valley Reserve Opening

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The Wekaweka Valley Reserve, or as it is called locally Kahumaku, officially opened over the weekend, with well over 100 people turning up to celebrate the launch and participate in guided walks. The 120-hectare Reserve joined the Native Forest Restoration Trust reserve portfolio in 2017 following a successful public fundraising appeal. Overwhelming public generosity helped to ensure that the property …

NFRT Wins Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Award

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We’re very pleased to announce that the Native Forest Restoration Trust was one of three winners in the Environmental action in the community category at last night’s Taranaki Regional Council Environmental Awards. The award is for “restoration and permanent guardianship of native forest habitats” and was in recognition of our collaborative efforts with the QEII Trust, the Department of Conservation, Taranaki Regional …

Wekaweka Valley forest is safe forever

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Thanks to all of the incredibly generous donors to the Wekaweka Valley campaign, we have now raised the money we needed to purchase this area of significant natural heritage. We’re now working with our solicitors to conclude the purchase and hope to take ownership within the next few weeks. This has been one of the most successful public fundraising campaigns …

We’ve almost done it….

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We’re just $9,000 away from hitting our fundraising target to purchase 112 hectares of regenerating native forest in the Wekaweka Valley. The support we have received has been truly outstanding. If you’re able to help get us over the line with a donation today, you’ll be helping to secure this area of significant natural heritage for generations to come. Every …

We’re Almost There! Just 5 Days Left to Raise $32,000

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Thanks to our generous supporters, we have now raised over $153,000 of the purchase price of the Wekaweka Valley property. That means we have just $32,000 to go. In five days time, this precious area of native forest could be protected for all New Zealanders to enjoy forever. This is our chance to make sure generations to come can experience …