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Past Donations


 $1334.89 17.12.11  Trees for Travellers. To replace old equipment with 20 new spades and 20 sets of shears for the purpose of new planting and maintaining existing planting by Trees for Travellers. 
$189.32 05.12.11 Kaikoura District Council. Landscape plan for Peninsula Lookout.



For the purchase of irrigation piping and connections for the South Bay Restoration Project in order to water the trees planted in the autumn.

$2548.69 15.11.11 Kaikoura District Council toward planning for Kaikoura Lookout Project.



Paper 4 Trees. Payment for trees as part of a competition won by the small local school, Lynton Downs, in collecting the most paper of all the schools in the district for recycling.

$185.00 11.06.11

Donation to Te Korowai to assist with the accommodation for NIWA scientists who did presentation for Kaikoura Community on the Kaikoura Canyon.

$488.75 01.04.11 Janet Bathgate designed Interpretation Boards for the Kaikoura Peninsula Lookout.
$10000.00 03.02.11

South Bay Restoration Project

This project is to re-establish an area of native forest on land owned by the New Zealand Presbyterian Church on the Kaikoura Peninsula, in Souh Bay Kaikoura. The area of 2.3 hectares is administered by St Paul's Church in Kaikoura.

St Paul's Church have generously given the land and the end result should see pathways created, which will link up with existing walkways on the Peninsula. As the trees become established, quiet areas with seating might be created for people to enjoy the trees, the birdlife and the great views.

The South Bay Restoration Project has been two years in the planning and with the succesful application to the Encounter Foundation for $10,000, the first stage of planting is to begin in April 2011. 


 The first tree to be planted in stage one of the South Bay Restoration Project. From left, Doug Hockey, Ron Gillespie Lynette Buurman (Encounter Foundation) Winston Gray (Kaikoura mayor), Jamie. Kneeling in front from left, Ian Bradshaw and Dennis Buurman (Encounter Foundation) and Kevin Heays.  © Dolphin Encounter



$768.90 28.01.11 Kaikoura District Council for trees and plants for South Bay.
$300.54 11.01.11 Kaikoura District Council for trees and plants at South Bay.
$5750.00 18.10.10 Southern Seabird Solutions - Sponsorship of the International Seabird Mitigation Mentoring Programme 


20.08.10 Kaikoura District Council for trees and plants at South Bay.
$2000.00 15.06.10 Kaikoura Play Centre - New Playground
$141.75 28.05.10  Kaikoura District Council - Planting
$300.00 15.04.10 Kaikoura District Council - Planting
$1000.00 01.11.09 Canterbury Water Rights Trust