Vacancy – Part Time Administrator (based in Northland, Auckland or the Waikato)

As the Trust’s Administrator, you will be the first point of contact, responding to email and phone enquiries from supporters, potential sponsors, other conservation organisations and the public. The role is ideally suited to someone with a passion for conservation who is confident managing and responding to queries, resolving issues and possesses excellent attention to…

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Vacancy – Reserves Manager (Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty)

Are you someone who is passionate about the restoration of the natural environment for indigenous flora and fauna and is capable of leading restoration work plans and programmes? The Native Forest Restoration Trust is offering a renewable one year part time contract covering its Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty reserves. It is anticipated that…

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THANK YOU – AND ONE MORE TO GO!

Pampas Working Bee at Marie Neverman Reserve – Saturday 23rd April, 9.30am – 12.30pm On behalf of the Native Forest Restoration Trust – a huge and very sincere THANK YOU to all those volunteers who joined the working bee last Saturday. Geoff Davidson – Trustee of NFRT was really pleased with a good turnout of…

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Native forest restoration draws a crowd

Safeguarded from further depletion, a Southland native forest remnant has been opened to the public. About 40 people braved the elements on Saturday for the official opening of the Oreti Totara Dune Forest near Invercargill. The 81ha property was bought by the Native Forest Restoration Trust in May, with the intention of returning the farmed…

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Golden Bay residents unite to protect coastal wetland

  The country’s increasingly rare protected coastal wetlands have been boosted after a group of Golden Bay residents purchased a block for restoration. Heather Wallace, Rick Cosslett, and Victoria Davis, with support from Bill Adams and two private donors, recently purchased 7ha on the eastern side of the inner reaches of Parapara Inlet, near Collingwood.…

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40th Anniversary Planting at Ed Hillary Hope Reserve

40th Anniversary Planting at Ed Hillary Hope Reserve

  The Native Forest Restoration Trust officially came into being with the signing of its Deed of Trust on 17 July 1980, forty years ago. The first event to celebrate this important and exciting milestone was the planting of 1200 trees and shrubs at Ed Hillary Hope Reserve on Saturday 18 July 2020. This 467ha…

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Otatara Appeal – Thank you for your amazing support

Otatara Appeal

  The 20th May was the deadline for this purchase and we are absolutely delighted to confirm that this has now gone through and we will have a new reserve near Otatara which will be protected for all New Zealanders forever. This appeal has been a real challenge for NFRT. We were first notified about…

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Otatara Appeal – Less than one week to go!

Otatara Appeal – Less than one week to go!

  We’ve so far raised about $775,000, an amazing achievement under the circumstances, but not enough to save all of this amazing property near Invercargill containing nationally endangered dune totara forest. Understandably, this has been a tough campaign. We started fundraising in late February, about the same time as New Zealand announced its first case…

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Otatara Appeal – We’re at the Halfway Mark!

Otatara Appeal – We’re at the Halfway Mark!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to our appeal to buy and restore 80 hectares of rare coastal Totara forest near Invercargill in Southland. We’re thrilled to share the news that we’ve reached the halfway mark, having now raised $750,000 of the $1.5 million targets. We have just three weeks left to…

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