Help Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust, help kiwi, help hihi.

$1,014 of $1,000 goal
Given by 14 generous donors in around 4 months

We can ride-out a crisis, and make sacrifices with a longer-term view, but our vulnerable native wildlife cannot wait.


Our country is facing a challenge and the impacts of Covid-19 will be with us for some time. As the economic impacts become clearer it will certainly cause major risk to many charities. Our greatest challenge will be financially maintaining and sustaining our programmes over the mid to longer term.

We can ride-out a crisis, and make sacrifices with a longer-term view, but our vulnerable native wildlife cannot wait.

While Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust is doing everything it can to ensure the survival of vulnerable native species, including hihi, tieke, pāteke, North Island brown kiwi, we need your help to make our efforts go even further. The ability to continue our work for the community and our precious wildlife always relies on generous support from the community, now more so than ever.

You can help ensure that these species will still be here in New Zealand in the future. Your support is crucial to our efforts to ensure ecological restoration and survival.

About us

We are a community-led, award winning, conservation-based charitable trust in Taranaki. As kaitiake our mission is to achieve the highest level of restoration, protection, and enhancement of Rotokare's indigenous ecosystem.

Use of funds

Every dollar supports ecological restoration and vulnerable species monitoring and protection.

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Thank you - target reached!!  21 December 2020

Thanks to your generous support the hihi population at Rotokare Scenic Reserve is flourishing.

Managing a rare and endangered population of hihi is a great responsibility and one that Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust takes very seriously.

The hihi population has had a good start to the breeding season and to date our Conservation Manager has banded 21 new hihi. Interestingly the ration of male to female is not 50:50 as you might expect. Of the 21 banded so far this year, only 2 are female! This is very unusual and opinions differ on its significance.

Hihi often have two clutches of eggs per season. We will wait to see what the second clutch brings.

Thank you once again for your support for this critical species.

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Danu & Sean
Danu & Sean on 12 Sep 2020
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Guest Donor on 20 Jun 2020
Robyn on 18 Jun 2020
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Guest Donor on 05 Jun 2020
I love visiting and appreciate the hard work required to maintain the reserve, thanks so much.
Erin on 31 May 2020

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This page was created on 21 May 2020 and closed on 19 Sep 2020.