Otatara Appeal – Thank you for your amazing support

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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 this property earlier in the year …

Otatara Appeal – Less than one week to go!

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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 of Covid-19, and none of us …

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 …