Coastal Restoration Trust

Coastal Restoration Trust

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


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.

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Every grain of sand  30 August 2013

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

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Guest Donor on 07 Apr 2024
Too old and too far to be physically involved [except litter collection, weeding if visit], but to hep you keep going. An excellent organisation.
Hamish on 23 Mar 2024
David on 04 Jan 2024
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Many thanks for your kind donation. Much appreciated.

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Ben on 27 Nov 2023
Good work!!
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Thanks for your very generous donation.

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Martha on 26 Oct 2023
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Kia ora, many thanks for your donation. It is much appreciated. Regards CRT

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