Past Projects

ART EXHIBITION

Tamatea/Dusky Sound Restoration Art Exhibition

The vision is for Tamatea/Dusky Sound to be one of Earth’s most intact ecosystems, a source of endangered native species with which to repopulate conservation sites throughout New Zealand. Dusky Sound is a pioneer for island sanctuary projects, with many islands having had pest animals removed or reduced to low levels.

HUT RESTORATION

Waiau Hut Restoration / St James Conservation Area

The St James Conservation Area, near the Lewis Pass, covers 78,000 hectares of South Island high country. Once a key route for Maori between the east and west coasts, the area was also one of New Zealand’s largest cattle and sheep stations until purchased by the Government in 2008 to protect its natural and cultural values and open it to the public for recreation and tourism.

TAKAHÄ’ RECOVERY

Mitre 10/Takahē Recovery Programme

For more than a decade, Mitre 10 supported the Takahe  Recovery Programme.

Amongst other things, its funding improved breeding success and helped transfer birds to safe predator-free islands.

 

HOIHO (YELLOW-EYED PENGUIN)

Transpower grants

Projects supported by The Foundation with grants from Transpower include: yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) conservation; bringing native plant species back to Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf; and bringing Buff weka back to mainland New Zealand – the birds were translocated from Chatham Island to Mou Waho Island in Lake Wanaka.

LIZARD PROTECTION

Kathmandu Lizard Conservation Project

This project enabled surveys to locate endangered alpine gecko.

 

CHAIN LINK SCULPTURE

Rakiura National Park

The Foundation made a significant donation towards a chain link sculpture marking the entrance to Rakiura National Park. The sculpture symbolises the Maori tradition that Stewart Island/Rakiura is the anchor stone to Ma - ui's waka, the South Island.

 

ISLAND PREDATOR CONTROL

Mobil supports Motuihe Island

This project focused on ecologically restoring Motuihe Island in the Hauraki Gulf, including reintroducing two endangered bird species.