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CUE Haven Kaipara Harbour Viewing Platform

$22,125 donated
Given by 98 generous donors in around 12 months

Help us build a viewing platform at CUE Haven so visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the Kaipara Harbour and the growing native forest.

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CUE Haven is a former dairy farm that has been restored to a native New Zealand forest by the community and for the community. CUE Haven is owned by the CUE Haven Community Trust (a NZ registered charity). Since 2008 over 4,500 volunteers have planted in excess of 170,000 trees and built 4km of walking tracks.

We are fund raising to build a viewing platform at the top of the property so visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Kaipara Harbour and the regenerating native forest.

The viewing platform incorporates Maori design elements to reflect the cultural history and the historic pa site at CUE Haven.

The architectural design for the viewing platform was done by Gemma Campbell for her Masters in Architecture degree thesis at Unitec. Ascension Surveyors, Beca, Surround Landscape, Unitec and Wharehine have very generously contributed their time and services pro bono.

We now have the building consent and a grant from Foundation North to get started. We still need funds to pay for the materials and for the construction work and need funding support from the community.

This will be the only public viewing platform in the South Kaipara area and any contribution small or big is most appreciated. Donations to CUE Haven are tax deductible. Be part of this community project and leave a wonderful legacy to current and future generations.

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CUE Haven--Community Native Forest Reserve

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Funds will be used to pay for building materials and construction costs.

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Still A Lot of Work!  7 October 2020

Posted by: CUE Haven Community Trust

The earthworks around the viewing platform are coming together and the access deck is complete!

We are still continuing with the fund raising as we have a lot of work remaining on the landscaping and walking track access to the platform area. Plus we want to get some benches around the platform for visitors to sit on to relax (after their long trek uphill) and enjoy the views.

Please continue to share the link and help out with finishing off the platform project. Every bit helps.

Thanks so much for your interest and support.

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Latest donations

Shireen on 09 Oct 2020
For an amazing a place for all of us to enjoy and finding serenity.
Don on 08 Oct 2020
Keep up the wonderful work, Tom and Mahrukh!
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Guest Donor on 14 Sep 2020
Ralph on 07 Sep 2020
Roger and Barbara
Roger and Barbara on 04 Aug 2020
Good luck with your continued fabulous work, Mahrukh and Tom.

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