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Save my family's bush

Closed Project page created in the Environment category by Katie Johnstone

$157 of $149,500 goal

Pledged by 5 generous supporters in around 6 months


Protect family's rainforest for the future

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  West Coast

Nau mai, haere mai

My mother is selling the bush my family had when I was a small child, because she needs the money. My dream is to buy the land back so the family can enjoy the forest in generations to come.

This 32-acre piece of forest on the West Coast near Greymouth is now protected by a QE2 Covenant, however a small part of the land is not protected. I feel it is my duty to protect every part of this beautiful rainforest. Caring for the forest and ensuring the covenant is respected, would be my ongoing life-purpose, should the forest be saved for our family.

The birdlife and birdsong is so beautiful and prolific that this is no doubt one of the most precious parts of our natural heritage in New Zealand. My mission would be to work to protect the bush into the future and to educate future members of my family to do likewise.

This forest is sacred to our family. I could never afford to buy the property myself. This land means more than money to me, it is my whole reason for existence.

If we manage to save the land, future generations of our family will be able to enjoy this special place.

Any koha/ contribution to help fund this project, large or small, is appreciated so much.

Kia ora

Use of funds

The funds will allow future generations of our family to enjoy the bush.

Latest pledges

  • Nana Lorna

    Nana Lorna on 01 Jun 2019


    All the best Love Nana


  • Ross

    Ross on 01 Jun 2019


    Great project Love


  • Uncle David

    Uncle David on 01 Jun 2019


    Katie has all the potential qualities of being a deeply committed Caretakers of GAIA as we each do. Cherish your caring relationship with this Forest through all challenges. We are invited to to be great Guardians for what we must learn and Everyone who supports this makes a connection and is in no small way is a GAIA Guardian.


  • Harmonising Energies and Natures Design NZ

    Harmonising Energies and Natures Design NZ on 01 Jun 2019


    We were pleased to offer a sharing of rights to Guardianship of Harmony Native Forest and this Beech Forest for more than 7 generations to come. However belief in need for ownership within what can be a corrupted money way was preferred and other land called to the “owner”. Katie truly has the passion to become a great Guardianship in the ancient traditions. Though Harmony Forest herself supports succession of Guardianship by right of character and love of land; without purchase or “purchased ownership” she is pleased to gift a seed donation and training in the art of Guardianship with all its heart in support of and in recommending this project Go well “Katie” and the wonderful Native Beech Forest the “Coast” is. Love Harmony


  • Hugh

    Hugh on 25 May 2019



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This page was created on 18 May 2019 and closed on 18 Nov 2019.
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