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Matuku Link

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  • $1,260,079.00 pledged
  • $1,250,000.00 target
  • 339 generous backers
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Help save a large part of significant wetland and native bush and preserve an important piece of Aotearoa's environment.

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Endangered Wildlife Conservation

Over 90% of New Zealand's wetlands have been drained or filled in. We need your support in raising $1.25m to ensure that the 37 hectare Matuku Link is allowed to survive and prosper in the hands of the Kiwi public.

This beautiful piece of land represents the last large forested block in Auckland's Bethell's valley and is home to many rare wetland species.

With your help, we can ensure that local flora and fauna will remain protected, as well as allowing access for students, tourists and nature lovers.

$300,000 has already been pledged by the Nature Heritage Fund, with a further $450,000 by the Native Forest Restoration Trust. The remaining $1.25m needs to be raised before the land will go to market on October 27th.

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Matuku Link Trust


The Matuku Link Trust has been set up by the founders of Ark in the Park and the Native Forest Restoration Trust. Led by Dr John Sumich and trustees Geoff Davidson, John Staniland and Chad Wilkie, we are working towards saving this vital piece of New Zealand land. We are also delighted to have Sir Bob Harvey as our patron.

“Kia kaha.”
“Great cause. Happy to support it.”
“A taonga for future generations”
“In full support of this valuable link!”
“As a trustee of the Matuku Link Trust and the ranger of Matuku Reserve, I am convinced this linking project is a game-changer for this reserve, Habitat Te Henga and Ark in the Park, so I am putting some money where my mouth is.”
“Kia kaha nga Manu”
“This would be amazing for the area and make the whole of the Waitakere Ranges area possible to be predator free.”
“Good luck - awesome initiative!”
“Encouraging to see these initiatives and commitments to NZ's environment”
“Pleased to be able to support a vital addition to our existing pest control areas and efforts in the wonderful Waitakere Ranges.”
  • $1,260,079.00 pledged
  • $1,250,000.00 target
  • 339 generous backers

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This project page was created on 19 Aug 2016 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 27 Oct 2016.

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