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Aroha Island Charitable Trust

The purpose of the Aroha Island Charitable Trust is to preserve and enhance the Open Space covenant values of Aroha Island particularly the aesthetic, cultural, ecological, scientific, educational and social values and retain public access for present and future generations.
The objects for which the Trust is established:
a) To provide a centre of excellence for the preservation and advocacy for the North Island Brown Kiwi
b) To encourage the appropriate public use of Aroha in accordance with its main aims.

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI)

Mana Island is a scientific reserve located offshore from Porirua, New Zealand, and is an exciting example of a major restoration and conservation project. The island is now predator-free. 

Friends of Mana Island (FOMI) was set up in 1998 to provide support for the Department of Conservation (DOC) in restoring the island. Our volunteers work on flora and fauna projects approved by DOC. 

The primary focus on the island since 1987 has been restoring the vegetation to a pre-1800 state with 500,000 trees and shrubs planted to date. 

Otamahua/Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust

The Otamahua / Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust aims:
1. To facilitate the restoration of indigenous vegetation and fauna on Otamahua/Quail Island and provide refuge for locally extinct, or rare and endangered species of the Banks Peninsula region;
2. To recognise, protect and enhance the natural values and the landscape character of the island;
3. To recognise historical sites and respect historic values of relevance both to the tangata whenua of Whakaraupo and to non-Maori;

Motutapu Restoration Trust

30 mins by ferry from downtown Auckland, Motutapu Island is one of the jewels in the Inner Hauraki Gulf. Farmed since the 1860's most of the original vegetation was stripped for pasture leaving only remnant pockets of  native species along the coastline and in deep valleys. The island's geological origins are Jurassic being approximately 165 million years old and it is joined by causeway to Rangitoto a mere 600 year old volcano consisting of lava fields.

West Coast Penguin Trust

The West Coast Penguin Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2006 by local residents concerned at the decline in blue penguin populations. Its aim is to conserve the West Coast blue penguins, Fiordland crested penguins, Westland petrels and other threatened seabirds, and their habitat.
The Trust studies the threats to the survival of penguins and seabirds and implements practical solutions, including habitat restoration, information for all registered dog owners, roadside fencing and nesting projects.

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