Coastal Restoration Trust


Our coasts are not just great holiday destinations, They are home to important species and protect the land from the sea.

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  Wellington Wildlife Conservation Volunteering

We work with communities, tangata whenua, management agencies and business to research and restore coastal environments for everyone’s benefit. We have developed a technical handbook: 'Restoration of Coastal Sand Dunes using Native Plants' and run a successful annual conference. We set up a post graduate study award to support student research, and we host Coast Care group web pages.

For over 20 years the Coastal Restoration Trust (previously named Dune Restoration Trust) has undertaken science-based research and worked alongside local communities, tangata whenua and management agencies to develop pragmatic and effective coastal restoration strategies.

We have been instrumental in researching and restoring the once rare pingao and spinifex (NZ sand binding plants) to dunelands throughout NZ.

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The Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand works with community groups, iwi, councils & government departments, research agencies, industry and educational institutions to share information and carry out projects that support and improve the restoration of coastal ecosystems around New Zealand.

Latest update

Every grain of sand  30 August 2013

Posted by: Coastal Restoration Trust

See the journey of the Waitohu Stream Care Group restoring their dune...

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Greg on 14 Dec 2020
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Maia on 05 Aug 2020
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Marie Buchler
Marie Buchler on 04 May 2020
This donation is on behalf of Marie Buchler who passed away in Oct 2019 in Eastbourne Wellington. She spent years walking the coastline of different parts of NZ. Recently in Eastbourne, Petone foreshore and Coromandel, historically, Waikanae, Paekakariki, the Otago Peninsula and Antartica. As a marine biologist, her love was looking into tidal pools, and along high tide lines for interesting fish, shells, seaweeds, and wood calved by the sea. This donation is passed on by her daughter Gretel Darby and son Sefton Darby. Mum loved sharing her discoveries and was a teacher - so if this donation helps with educating and inspiring NZers and tourists to take care of our coasts that would be something she would love.
Coastal Restoration Trust

Thank you so much, Gretel and Sefton! That is such a wonderful surprise. It sounds like your mum was a wonderful person and I can certainly relate to the joys of checking out tidal pools and other bits and pieces on the coast. We'll make sure the money gets well used.

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