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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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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    Phil on 22 Dec 2019



  • Eva Hefti and Thomas Ruder

    Eva Hefti and Thomas Ruder on 23 May 2018



    • Coastal Restoration Trust

      Thank you so much for that generous donation, Eva and Thomas! Are you involved in a NZ group at all? Would you like to be on our mailing list? (it's free) Email us on Thank you once again!

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