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Hurunui College Nina Valley Restoration Group

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Contact Person: 
Tim Kelly
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Nina Valley, Lewis Pass, Canterbury
New Zealand
The Hurunui College Nina Valley Restoration Group was established in 2008. The group consists of students aged eleven to eighteen years old, teachers, and parents.

The principal aim of the group is to give students ownership of a conservation project, through which they can learn about conservation and applied research. The group works closely with the Department of Conservation to achieve these aims.

The Nina Valley is home to many endangered species, both animal and plant. The Nina Valley Restoration Group’s conservation focus is:
a.) the control of invasive mammals which harm our native fauna and flora
b.) the reintroduction of declining native species to the Nina Valley


  • Kids Restore New Zealand (a branch of the Air New Zealand Environment Trust)
  • The Ministry for the Environment Community Environment Fund
  • BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust
  • NZ Glass Environmental Fund (OI Recycle Glass)
  • Genesis Energy Whio Recovery Programme
  • Waterforce Ltd
DOC (project coordination)
Lincoln Uni (joint research projects)
Goodnature Ltd (prodcut field testing)