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 30 Apr 2022
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Thank you for your generous donation!

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Valda on 28 Dec 2021
Robin has suggested I donate to this group - he mowed my berm for me..... You are all doing a fine job - thank you - Valda Ford
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Guest Donor on 06 Dec 2021
Donation towards your conference in 2022
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Thank you so much for this! Not sure if you can read this as a guest donor, but we want you to know that we very much appreciate this generous donation.

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Sharon on 03 Aug 2021
great job - nice to walk along the track again
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Thank you so much, Sharon! Much appreciated!

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Rebecca on 17 Feb 2021
Thank you for the Handbook. Excellent resource.

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