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The Foundation in "Management" magazine
Executive Director Jane Arnott had an opinion piece published in Management magazine's April 2007 issue. It is re-printed in full here.
S.O.S. Launch Function Images
See what really happened at the SOS launch function, February 9th 2007 ....
SOS: Saving South Island Species
Two dollar collectible cards depicting six endangered New Zealand native bird species were unveiled at a special function in Christchurch on February 9th.
A Slice of History Proves A Winner for Takahe Short Story Competition
Ali Foster, entrant in the Mitre 10 Childrens' Short Story writing competition was 'overjoyed' to learn today that she is the winner of the competition, and that her story, 'Elwyn's Dream' is to be published by Random House.
Transpower Grants open for 2006/7
Transpower, New Zealand's national electricity grid owner and operator have announced the 6th consecutive conservation grants round are now open for applications.
North meets South in Conservation Partnership
Ten year old Mitre 10 Takahe Rescue kids art competition winner Nadia Matthews travelled over two thousand kilometres to collect her prize - a visit to the Murchison Mountains, the home of the endangered Takahe.
Jane Arnott features in "Unlimited" magazine
Executive Director Jane Arnott was recently the subject of a feature article in "Unlimited" magazine.
Click here to open a PDF of the story.
Takahe Spurs New Children's Short Story Competition
The plight of the takahe, an endangered native species, is coming under the spotlight as a topic for budding unpublished authors.
The children's short story competition is a partnership between Mitre 10 and Random House and builds on the success of the Mitre 10 Takahe Rescue, a three-year sponsorship of the DOC Takahe breeding program which based at Burwood Bush near Te Anau.
Jane Arnott features in "Next" magazine
Executive Director Jane Arnott was recently the subject of a feature article in "Next" magazine.
Click here to open a PDF of the story.
Foundation to Support Zoo Conservation Mission
24 August 2004
The New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation (NZNPCF) has thrown its support behind a mission to save the world's rarest duck. Early next month Auckland Zoo will provide vital veterinary skills for the return of the Campbell Island teal to its sub-antarctic home on Campbell Island, nearly 700km south of Bluff.
Conservation Brand Launched for Nationwide Fundraising
The Minister of Conservation will today unveil a new brand for nationwide conservation fundraising purposes.
Photographs from the Foundation's Gala on 5 August 2006
Photographs from this event are available here ...
Celebrity Debate & Wilderness Auction Raises $50,000
Did the Plight of the Hihi Cause the Tui to Drown its Sorrows?
The Gala on 5 August 2006 at Villa Maria estate near the Auckland International Airport was certainly the best on record.
Birdsong Calls Tune for Funds
Sponsorship: Easier way to support environmentally worthy causes
Jane Arnott admits it can be hard to get companies excited about saving the planet.
Transpower Grants - Conserving, Protecting and Enhancing
New Zealanders love for the environment is again being supported by the annual Transpower Grants.
Celebrity Auction & Wilderness Debate 2006 - Auction Items
Some great items were at auction for the 2006 Gala
Celebrity Debate and Wilderness Auction - August 2006
This year the Foundation is hosting its annual Conservation Week black-tie event at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland.
Lawyer rewarded for conservation work
By Tom McKinlay
Long-time servant of conservation values, Dunedin lawyer Jim Guthrie was recognised for his contribution at the annual conservation week gathering at Conservation House in Dunedin last night.
Director-general of Conservation Hugh Logan was in town to present Mr Guthrie with a painting in gratitude for his work, which stretched to chairing the New Zealand Conservation Authority and helping to establish national parks.
Dr Tim Blackburn - A colourful retort about New Zealand's endemic species
A New Zealand Herald article written by Pamela Wade extolled the benefits of bringing more exotic species into New Zealand to liven up our gardens and to improve the array of colours and vocal tones of our native birds.
Luckily, visiting lecturer Dr Tim Blackburn and researcher Phill Cassey from Birmingham University pooled resources and wrote this very apt reply.
The Foundation has since established a very positive relationship with Dr Tim Blackburn - he has given permission for the unabridged version of his article on our website.
Little Barrier Trip - March 2006
Jane Arnott, Executive Director, hosted the exclusive annual trip to Little Barrier - a sanctuary north of Auckland which is home to some of the most endangered species in New Zealand.
2005 Celebrity Debate and Wilderness Auction Gallery
Pictures are available from the 2005 Celebrity Debate & Auction
Kathmandu sponsors lizard conservation
This summer, the Department of Conservation, sponsored by Kathmandu, has uncovered new habitats of rare New Zealand alpine geckos, helping to unravel the mysteries of these elusive and unique New Zealand species. The field team, led by lizard specialist Dr. Mandy Tocher, have been running the survey programme with the aid of a lizard-sniffing border terrier, Putiputi rapua, in the South Island's remote alpine areas.
Susan Buckland, an award wining journalist came along to the Warbirds Over Wanaka function at the home of Trustee Prue Wallis. On learning about the Foundation and the plight of our wildlife, Susan was keen to offer her support. Later in the year we introduced Susan to Dr Tim Blackburn a reader in Macroecology in the School of Biological Sciences at Birmingham University. Susan's interview appeared in the Listener late March 2005.
Titled 'GONE FOREVER' the introduction reads:
Prince Charles is not the only Briton voicing conservation concerns about New Zealand. We've already lost a third of our bird species.
2005 Conservation Week: Celebrity Debate and Wilderness Auction
If No Man is an Island, Every Woman Needs a Cave
This event raised over $25,000 for Island restoration in the Haurkai Gulf.Over 235 people attended some travelling from Australia, others from the South Island.
Conservation Week Wilderness Auction Cheque presentations
On September 28th deputy chairman of the Foundation and Mayor of Auckland Dick Hubbard presented cheques to five island trusts in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park.
Kokako transfer to Pukaha, Mt Bruce
More kokako for Pukaha
The wild kokako population in the Pukaha Mount Bruce forest has almost doubled and become more genetically diverse with the arrival of eight of these rare songbirds from the Mapara Wildlife Reserve in the Waikato over the past two weeks.
Planning Underway for Key Event - August 2005
Conservation Week, 4 August 2005, Celebrity Debate and Wilderness Auction.
Launch of Christchurch Head Office - March 2005
The Foundation launched its new head office in Christchurch. This was an informal function held at the home and office of Jane Arnott. Several sponsors attended including Kathmandu, Fulton Hogan, Gibson Rusden and Mitre 10. Potential new sponsors who attended are now being followed up!!
It was great to see fund recipients Alison Ross, Quail Island and Nick Ledgard Ashley River Wrybill Protection also in attendance.
Visits to Hauraki Gulf Marine Park - Jan 2005
Islands in the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park were a focus for the Foundation over January 2005. Two couples who had successfully bid for trips to Little Barrier at the 5 August 2004 Conservation Week function took advantage of the fine weather and had fabulous days.
Dawn Chorus Cheque Presentation and Speech - Dr Tim Blackburn.
This event, held at the head office of investment banker Campbell MacPherson and support Waitiri Creek provided n opportunity for supporters and fund recipients to learn about the reputation New Zealand has abroad as the 'extinction capital of the world'.
Possum Debate and Wilderness Auction Gallery
Photographs from this event
Possum Debate and Wilderness Auction Sponsors
Our sponsors for this event are recognised here
Possum Debate and Wilderness Auction Wellington, 5 August, Conservation Week
This inaugural event represented a milestone for the Foundation. For the first time during Conservation Week the corporate and business community had an opportunity to participate, along with their clients, in Conservation Week. The Foundnation as host and orchestrator was thrilled to witness hundreds of people from across the country assemble for a night of merriment and possum discourse.
Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow Wanaka 10 April 2004
A New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation event was carefully woven into the internationally recognised Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.
Launch of the Dawn Chorus Auckland 19 March 2004
The Dawn Chorus was launched at Old Government House on 19 March 2004. Hon Chris Carter, Minister of Conservation unveiled the vibrantly branded banner and presented framed certificates to all inaugural sponsors amidst a gathering of 50.
The Foundation launches Laying Down the Gauntlet
On 26 April 2006 the New Zealand National Parks and Conservation Foundation unveiled its Laying Down the Gauntlet campaign at the offices of Bell Gully in Auckland. The aim of the campaign is to challenge New Zealand businesses who use our endangered, iconic species as their namesake or trademark to make a contribution back.