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Walking 3000km to raise funds


$3,426 donated

Given by 21 generous donors in around 5 months

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Our vision is a place... where rare species such as kiwi, tuatara and kakapo roam freely ... close to the Nelson city centre.

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  Nelson / Tasman

I am walking the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Buff (Te Araroa) and raising money for the Sanctuary to help this vision become a reality. You can follow me on my blog (kayontheTA.co.nz) as I set off on 10 October.

Our vision is a place... where native plants and animals thrive, without threat from introduced pests. ... alive with birdsong, where rare species such as kiwi, tuatara and kakapo roam freely. ... where you can get involved and make a difference. ... where visitors can see native flora and fauna close to home.

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is a registered charitable trust and a community-based initiative working to create a pest-free wildlife sanctuary close to the Nelson city centre. Integral to creating the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is a pest-proof fence over 14km long that encloses the area. The last pest mammals were removed in early 2018.

The Brook Waimarama Sanctuary is now focusing to re-create a historic piece of New Zealand which today is only found on a few offshore islands. Resident birds, reptiles and invertebrates are flourishing already and species previously lost from the area - such as kiwi and tīeke - will be reintroduced in the near future. The ultimate vision is a place where the whole community can play a practical role in safeguarding our natural heritage as well as being a major tourism destination for visitors to New Zealand.

Kay Chapman's involvement (page creator)

I am one of the many volunteers at the Sanctuary checking traps and monitoring tunnels keeping the Sanctuary pest free.

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 14 Jan 2020

    Private

    Keep up the great work, Kay. We really appreciate what you're doing for the Sanctuary :)

    Private

  • Sharon & Ian

    Sharon & Ian on 14 Jan 2020

    $500

    What a fantastic thing to be doing - for yourself & for the Brook Sanctuary. Thanks.

    $500

  • Sally

    Sally on 10 Jan 2020

    $50

    $50

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth on 17 Dec 2019

    $30

    "Great Place"WOW!!!Safe Walking Kay!!!

    $30

  • Eugene

    Eugene on 16 Dec 2019

    $1,000

    Wonderful effort and amazing cause

    $1,000


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