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New Zealand Native Forests

Join Us as a Forest Guardian Today

Your support enables us to


Buy land and restore native forests creating new nature reserves.


Manage our nature reserves for the benefit of all New Zealanders and our native wildlife.


Buy land and restore native forests creating new nature reserves.

If you choose to support the trust you will be welcomed as a Forest Guardian and will recieve:


Two issues each year of our newsletter 'Canopy', enabling you to keep in touch and monitor the progress of the Trust.


Access to over 30 nature reserves (covering over 8,000 hectares) to explore.


And - most of all - a sense of achievement, knowing that you are helping to restore and protect our native forests.

Why support the Native Forest Restoration Trust?

We’ve been restoring forests for over 35 years. We have acquired and protected over 8,000 hectares of native forests and wetlands throughout the North and South Islands – nature reserves which are now protected for all New Zealanders for ever. This is an amazing achievement, mostly accomplished by a small group of dedicated volunteers, but there is still so much more we can do. As a registered charity we receive no regular government aid and we can’t do this without your help.

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How much should I give?

We are asking people like you to support the Trust by donating a small amount on a regular basis. Many people ask us how much they should give. The answer is, of course, just as much as you feel able to. We think that $1 a day (about $30/month) isn’t too much to ask of most people. However, this is just a suggestion and the amount you donate remains your decision.

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NZ Native Forests Restoration Trust trading as the Native Forest Restoration Trust is a registered charitable organization under the Charities Act 2005. Our Charities Commission registration number CC30320

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