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Matuku Link

Closed Project page created in the Environment category by Matuku Link Trust

$1,260,079 of $1,250,000 goal
Given by 339 generous donors in 9 weeks

Help save a large part of significant wetland and native bush and preserve an important piece of Aotearoa's environment.

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  Auckland 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.

Matuku Link Trust's involvement (page creator)

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.

About us

The Matuku Link Trust has been set up by the founders of Ark in the Park and the Native Forest Restoration Trust to fundraise for a 30 hectare property in Bethells, West Auckland: Matuku Link.

Matuku Link will be closing the gap: linking untouched kauri forest, a river valley, wetlands and the sea - between the safe haven of Ark in the Park with kokako, whitehead and robins, and Matuku Reserve with pateke, spotless crake and fernbirds.

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Latest update

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New receipt to be issued  23 February 2017

Posted by: Matuku Link Trust

Matuku Link has become a Charitable Trust, so your donations are tax deductible!

Givealittle will shortly be re-issuing a new receipt for your original donation. The new receipt will have tax deduction status.

Sorry for any confusion, but this is good news! And more good news is on our Facebook page:

Thank you once again for your donation, the Matuku Link team.

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Latest donations

Guest Backer
Guest Backer on 27 Oct 2016
Andy McKenzie
Andy McKenzie on 27 Oct 2016
Congratulations to the people who setup this project. Buy yourselves some wine or craft beer with my little donation!
Guest Backer
Guest Backer on 26 Oct 2016
Just in case you need a little bit extra :) I visited Matuku Reserve recently and was really impressed. I've never heard so many tui! I hope that getting the Link allows more wildlife to thrive, and more people to enjoy it.
Matuku Link Trust

THANK YOU!!! That's not a little bit, that's a lot!!! Your generosity is very much appreciated, by all of us here, the birds and the future generations!!! Thank you. (once isn't enough).

Matuku Link Trust
Native Forest Restoration Trust
Native Forest Restoration Trust on 26 Oct 2016
We can't fail this so close to the finish line!
Guest Backer
Guest Backer on 25 Oct 2016

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