Sinclair Wetlands

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Please help protect and enhance the largest privately owned wetland in New Zealand! Wetlands host more wildlife than any other habitat type!

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Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau is named for the site of Tukiauau, an early Ngati Mamoe chief. Today the wetlands are managed by Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/ Sinclair Wetlands Trust, and by an on-site coordinator.

Management aims include maintaining and enhancing wetland habitats, control of weeds and pests, and the re-vegetation, back to native forest, of the ‘island’ hillocks within the wetlands. Volunteers are an integral part of this process. We aim to enhance appreciation of and opportunity for Mahinga Kai (sustainable food gathering) and to increase cultural awareness, and reconnect people back to the land, via education and hands-on experience.


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  • Campbell

    Campbell on 03 May 2019

    $10

    Keep up the awesome work!!! Thanks for the great paddle and plant day

    $10

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 28 Apr 2019

    $100

    Thank you for a great paddle today!

    $100

    • Sinclair Wetlands

      Thankyou for joining us - we had an awesome time too and your generous donation is much appreciated. Hope to see you back here soon :)

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Apr 2019

    $10

    Forgot to get money out before bringing the children today!

    $10

    • Sinclair Wetlands

      No worries, thanks for the koha - hope you and the children enjoyed your visit :)

  • Bella Vista Dunedin

    Bella Vista Dunedin on 01 Mar 2019

    $141

    $141

  • Campbell Stonehouse

    Campbell Stonehouse on 12 Dec 2018

    $24

    $24

Organisation details

Sinclair Wetlands Trust is a non-profit charitable organisation responsible for managing and enhancing Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau / Sinclair Wetlands.

Sinclair Wetlands is regarded as the largest privately owned wetland in New Zealand. This 315ha wetland lies between lakes Waihola and Waipori on the Taieri Plains, 50km South of Dunedin city.

Wetlands have long been undervalued in New Zealand with over 90% of wetlands being filled/drained. Wetlands are important natural water filters, carbon sinks and they help prevent erosion and flooding, and provide important habitat for 30% of NZ freshwater fish, a quarter of our native birds and over 450 native plants!

Sinclair Wetlands relies on the support of the community and volunteers to assist with habitat restoration, plant and pest control, restoration plantings, track building and maintenance.

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