Otatara Fundraising Update

Otatara Fundraising Update

  Kia ora to all of our wonderful supporters. We hope you are safe and well and have the support you need in these difficult times. As with most charities and small businesses, we are navigating unchartered waters in trying to ensure that the Trust is secure for the future. This includes the purchase agreement…

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Please help us buy and restore this endangered Otatara habitat

Please help us buy and restore this endangered Otatara habitat

  We were recently contacted by members of Otatara Landcare Group about an 80-hectare property in Otatara, just west of Invercargill. It borders the Oreti river and has been identified as one of the most important natural areas in Southland that is not already protected. The area has largely been cleared of native forest, and…

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Jeanette Fitzsimons CNZM

Jeanette Fitzsimons CNZM

Trust members and supporters were deeply saddened to learn of the recent passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons. Jeanette has been an inspiration to many thousands of New Zealanders over several decades. Not least with anti-GE campaigns, her support for organic farmers and in the conservation and enhancement of our natural ecosystems. A quietly effective and humble…

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Taranaki Mahood-Lowe Reserve Safe Forever!

  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.…

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We’re on the home stretch!

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…

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

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)…

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Rare Taranaki wetland almost protected!

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…

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This beautiful Taranaki wetland will be safe forever

This beautiful Taranaki Reserves NFRT

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…

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