Tongariro River Rafting

12/11/2018

Tongariro River Rafting set up the Blue Duck Project Charitable Trust with other business owners to protect the Whio (blue duck). The aim was to increase the number of blue duck on the Tongariro and other Central North Island rivers by eradicating the pests that are threatening their population. The Trust has established trapping lines that stretch 42 km along the banks of North Island rivers and the project is in its 10th year of operation.

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Te Whangai Trust

12/11/2018

Te Whangai is a socio-environmental enterprise that harnesses skills of vulnerable people to restore waterways and wetlands. It was founded 13 years ago to address issues on climate change, water quality, social inclusion, poverty, and equity.

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Tahi

12/11/2018

Tahi is a sanctuary for both people and wildlife near Whangarei. It was purchased in 2004 as a run-down cattle farm. Since then, sustainable management principles have been used to restore the ecological and cultural heritage of the land. A high-end, international honey range and ecotourism fund projects based around ‘4Cs’ – culture, conservation, community and commerce. Tahi is carbon neutral and biodiversity positive. All profits directly fund wetland and dune restoration and pest control programmes.

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Stu Muir

12/11/2018

Stu Muir is a dairy farmer who, together with his wife Kim, has permanently retired 40 hectares of his farm to help restore the local Waikato River delta.

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Real Journeys

12/11/2018

Real Journeys has partnered with the Department of Conservation on the Cooper Island Restoration Project. The project aims to bring birdsong back to the third largest island in Dusky Sound, Fiordland, by removing the predators that have decimated native birds. Cooper Island is located in one of the most inaccessible parts of New Zealand, and its rugged terrain makes it inhospitable. Predator control has never been attempted there before.

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Goodnature

12/11/2018

Goodnature has invented an innovative trap to help control pests. Unlike most other traps, it resets itself, reducing the effort needed to control pests.

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Fulton Hogan

12/11/2018

Fulton Hogan is the primary partner of the Department of Conservation’s Takahē Recovery Programme. This is enabling staff and families to make a meaningful, hands-on contribution to conservation. Since the partnership launch in 2016, Fulton Hogan has become an active champion for takahē. It has also implemented other conservation initiatives.

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Banks Track NZ + Pohatu Penguins/ Plunge NZ

12/11/2018

Banks Track was the first private walking track in New Zealand. This eco-tourism venture paved the way to move into conservation, protecting the rich biodiversity, native bush, penguin colonies, sooty shearwater, native birds, lizards and insects.

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Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari

12/11/2018

Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari sets the standard for marine conservation and tourism in New Zealand.  Daily safaris make it easy for customers to experience the wildlife of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park – New Zealand’s first and largest national park of the sea. Offering much more than just whale and dolphin watching, the business immerses customers in a conservation experience on board a marine research vessel.

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Agricom

12/11/2018

Agricom has discovered a plantain (a forage plant for pastoral farms) that can significantly reduce nitrogen leaching. This has the potential to help address one of NZ’s greatest agricultural challenges.

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