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 …

We’ve almost saved Wekaweka

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Thank you for your fantastic support to help us save part of the Wekaweka Valley in Northland and turn it in to a nature reserve for all New Zealanders to enjoy for ever. We are in to the last few days of our campaign now and have until 15th May 2017 to raise the balance of funds required. We’ve been …

NFRT at the Waikato Show, Te Papanui – Earth Matters, 7th to 9th April

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We will again be attending the Waikato Show EnviroExpo (now called Te Papanui – Earth Matters) in April 2017. It’s a great opportunity to meet representatives of the Trust and find out more about our work. This year as well as running our ‘Grow a Healthy Forest’ activity for kids we’re also going to be offering a virtual reality forest experience. …

Please Help to Protect Part of Wekaweka Valley Forever

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The Trust has an amazing opportunity to buy part of Wekaweka Valley in Northland and protect it forever. The proposed new reserve, totalling around 112 hectares, is the last remaining fragment of its kind in this catchment and joins up with the Waipoua Forest Conservation Park, which is part of the largest remaining forested area north of Auckland. The Waipoua …

NFRT Chosen as Twelve Days of Christmas Charity

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NFRT has been chosen as a Twelve Days of Christmas charity by Auckland Airport. The $10,000 grant will be spent at Marie Neverman Wetland, engaging volunteers and on new interpretive signage at the entrance to the reserve. Thanks to Auckland Airport and the hundreds of thousands of travellers who placed unwanted currency into collection globes around their terminals this year! …

Reserve Manager Vacancy

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We’re currently advertising for a Reserve Manager for our William Upton Hewett and Waipoua Reserves. Are you someone who is passionate about the restoration of the natural environment for indigenous flora and fauna, is capable of leading restoration work plans and programmes, but also experienced in and effective at practical field work? We’re offering a two year full-time contract based …

The Passing of our Patron, Pat Cowan

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We received the sad news over the weekend that our Patron Pat Cowan had passed away (pictured here with former Patrons Sir Ed Hillary and husband Arthur Cowan). A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at St Bride’s Anglican Church, Otorohanga, on Thursday 18th August at 1pm, followed by interment at the Otorohanga Cemetery.