The Trust is a community-driven organisation that has been leading conservation work on Banks Peninsula for over twenty years. The biodiversity gains are many - the tūī are back, the Mainland’s only tītī (sooty shearwater) colony is protected and growing, ruru (morepork), pīwakawaka (fantail), kororā (white flippered little blue penguin), hoiho (yellow-eyed penguin),  jewelled geckos, spotted skinks, and the Banks Peninsula tree wētā have legally protected habitat within which to flourish, and the community are engaged in taking care of our native taonga. 

The Trust’s work on Banks Peninsula (including the Port Hills and Kaitōrete) is reliant on the generosity of our supporters. You can be part of this powerful conservation movement by contributing in the following ways.

Become a Friend of the Trust

By becoming a Friend of the Trust you are helping ensure that BPCT can continue to support the management of iconic and threatened species like the hoiho; help private landowners to covenant their native biodiversity with legal protection in perpetuity to benefit future generations; help local communities manage invasive weeds, restore freshwater streams, protect coastline, control animals pests, and restore habitat; and work with schools to protect their local environment.

Become a Friend of the Trust by establishing a regular gift here. 

Leave a gift in your will

BPCT protects the Peninsula’s native flora and fauna, rare ecosystems, remaining remnant forests, regenerating bush habitats, and unique landscapes. This work is all done in partnership with the community, often through the establishment of a conservation covenant that will provide legal protection in perpetuity, ensuring future generations can also enjoy the unique and iconic natural wonders of Banks Peninsula.

 By including a gift to BPCT in your will, you can ensure that this work continues for many generations to come. 

 You can find examples of wording to provide to your solicitor or financial adviser here. For more information about how to leave a gift in your will and how it will be used, contact us hereThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call  021 206 8648 to speak with our General Manager. 

Support our programmes

The Trust leads and facilitates a range of large projects including: the Tūī Translocation Project;  the Wildside Project; Conservation Covenant Programme (legal protection of biodiversity in perpetuity); Pest Free Banks Peninsula; and Te Kākahu Kahukura.

You can make a targeted gift to one of our many conservation programmes here. 

Volunteer your time and expertise 

Our Volunteer Programme provides opportunities for individuals, families, schools, and corporate supporters to contribute to the protection and enhancement of Banks Peninsula’s native taonga. This includes field work such as, restoration planting and maintenance programmes, pest management activities, and community biodiversity monitoring. Or maybe you have specialised skills or professional expertise you can contribute to our projects.

You can register as a BPCT volunteer here and our Volunteer Coordinator Sophie Hartnell will get in touch.  

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