The Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand is very grateful to all of our conference sponsors, which helps to keep the conference accessible to many different organisations and volunteers.
Waikato Regional Council’s purpose is to work together, to protect and restore our unique local native plants and animals, and the indigenous ecosystems in which they live. In the Coastal context, this means
- adopting a ki uta ki tai – mountains to sea – approach to consider coastal ecosystems as sensitive receiving environments,
- supporting and empowering people to reduce harmful impacts of land-based activities on coastal environments and
- working with communities, and iwi and hapū to carry out integrated coastal and catchment planning and restoration activities to protect and enhance coastal marine ecosystems.
Coastcare Waikato groups care for beaches around the Waikato region. There are currently community coastcare groups working at 27 beaches on the east and west coasts of the Waikato region. Waikato Coastcare has partnered with the Coastal Restoration Trust since 1992, delivering coastal restoration projects throughout the Waikato region.
Puurekireki Marae is 6 kilometres south of Pirongia township. Its primary hapuu is Ngaati Taramatau (with affiliations also to Ngaati Apakura) of Ngaati Hikairo, sharing links also with Waikato and Ngaati Maniapoto iwi.
Naa Tawhiao te tongikura
“Ki te hiki tooku waewae i teenei whenua ka moana i muri i au,
Puurekirekiwiiwii māna tātou hei huti ake ki uta,
Ko te atua too taatou piringa ka puta ka ora.”
Waipā Networks owns and operates the electricity network for Cambridge, Te Awamutu and the surrounding Waipā region. Waipā Networks serves around 30,000 customers and has a history in the Waipā region spanning more than 100 years.
Aotea Marine Farms is a green-lipped mussel spat-catching business which has been operating in Aotea harbour since 1989. They supply the Coromandel aquaculture industry with juvenile mussels that are grown for supermarkets and export markets. Aotea Marine Farms is proud to be a locally grown business, who employ and help serve the Kāwhia and Aotea communities. They are passionate about sustainable food production and the role their local community can play in making New Zealand’s future greener.
Tainui Kāwhia Incorporation is a Māori landowner in Kāwhia who partner with Waikato Regional Council and Coastcare Waikato to restore coastal forest and dunelands on their land. We will visit their project area on one of our field trips.
Special Event sponsors
Kāwhia Moana Native Nursery is a small not for profit community nursery in Kāwhia, that formed in 2017. They gather, sow and grow local NZ native plants, shrubs and trees, and native sand dune species. All profits go back into the nursery/koha. The nursery koha about 20% of what they grow every year. Their clients vary from coastcare to local marae, trusts, and landowners. Kāwhia Moana Native Nursery is sponsoring our conference BBQ and will have a display of coastal plants throughout the conference.
SCG provides purpose-defined creative, content, print and delivery services for any sized project. SCG’s print capabilities combines top technology with passionate experts for billboards, business cards, vehicle wrapping or brochures. SCG is sponsoring the printing of our conference handbook.
Te Toki Voyaging Trust (TTVT) is a charitable trust, revitalising waka culture in the Pacific. Delivered in partnership with Hui te Ananui a Tangaroa (NZ Maritime Museum), a sponsored programme where schools have the opportunity to come into the Museum and learn about the ancestors of this land. The aim of the programme is to connect students and their whānau, with mātauranga waka and to inspire them to walk with pride into the future as people of the Pacific and Aotearoa through showcasing the brilliance of ancestral navigation and construction methods used to create waka hourua (double hulled sailing canoes) to find new lands. TTVT is sponsoring the waka tours around Kāwhia Moana.
NZ Autotraps has developed a automatic self-setting possum and rat trap which self sets up to 100 cycles so you only need to service it every 4-6 months. NZ Autotraps is sponsoring a morning tea at the conference and will have a display throughout the conference.
Advance Landscape Systems are a leading supplier of products for restoration groups, landscaping, arboriculture and landscape solutions. Advance Landscape Systems is sponsoring a morning tea at the conference and will have a display throughout the conference.
Coastlands Plant Nursery, in Eastern Bay of Plenty, are New Zealand’s National Coastal Sand Dune Revegetation Centre and have been growing coastal plants for 30 years. They stock foredune and back dune plant species, specialising in propagating, growing and supplying quality eco-sourced native plants for sand dune replenishment and coastal erosion. Coastlands are sponsoring gifts for our speakers.
Cross Country Rentals are family owned and operated, who have been transporting people around New Zealand since 1924. Their vision is to work with their team and communities to be the first-choice supplier of high quality, safe and reliable transport solutions throughout New Zealand. Cross Country Rentals are providing a significant discount on two vans for the duration of our conference and will also provide a discount to conference attendees who prefer to hire a vehicle for their own use.
Daltons are a nationwide supplier of potting mixes and landscape products and they have a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and are recognised throughout New Zealand for their Quality Assurance Programme, outstanding customer service and utilisation of natural and renewable resources. Daltons have been supporting the Coastal Restoration Trust’s conferences for many years.