View a list of projects that were successful in the DOC Community Fund 2015/16 funding round.

The total amount funded for all regions is 8,428,429.90 (including GST).

If you were a successful DOC Community Fund applicant in 2015, you need to provide progress reports on your project

Successful DOC Community Fund projects 2015/16 – including GST
Project region Applicant name  Project title Amound funded (including GST) Outline
North and Western South Island Nelson Marlborough Fish and Game Para Wetland Restoration Project - Native Planting 47,689.00 The objective of this project is to maintain and enhance a representative range of naturally functioning wetland ecosystems, including the habitat of rare and threatened flora in the Blenheim, Marlborough area. As a result, the project aims to provide suitable habitat for aquatic life and game-bird and non game-bird species.
North and Western South Island Buller Cycling Club Kawatiri River Trail Boardwalks (KRT) 80,000.00 The focus of this project is the construction of boardwalks/bridges to enable completion of the Kawatiri River Trail at Westport harbour. This will create a new recreational area for the people of Westport and visitors to the area and will bring with it many conservation benefits including the re-vegetation of native flora and fauna to improve diversity and the protection of whitebait spawning areas.
North and Western South Island Forest and Bird – Golden Bay Branch - Project De-Vine  Project De-Vine – Golden Bay to employ an Operations manager 80,000.00 This project aims to address the spread of pest vines; Banana Passionfruit Vine and Old Man's Beard across the Golden Bay area. The primary goal is to create a weed-free buffer zone around the Abel Tasman National Park to prevent pest vines and other weeds form causing irreparable damage to the National Park.
North and Western South Island Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust Developing a Management Strategy for the Control of Wilding Conifers in Outer Pelorus Sound 4,600.00 This project will fund a management strategy to extend the existing highly successful wilding conifers control programme in the Queen Charlotte Sound, D'Urville Island and Kenepuru Sound to the Outer Pelorus.  Through the control of wilding conifers, this project seeks to facilitate the restoration of native ecosystems in the Marlborough Sounds and protect the area's landscape values.
North and Western South Island Okarito Community Association Okarito Lagoon Predator Control 11,000.00 This is a community led initiative to enhance the conservation values of Okarito Lagoon, an internationally significant ecosystem through predator control to protect threatened bird species. The project will enhance local and visitor recreation experiences in Okarito with increased opportunities to view birds and intact forest, lagoon and coastal ecosystems.  
North and Western South Island Okarito Community Association Okarito Community Nursery 33,000.00 This project is a community led initiative to enhance conservation values of the internationally significant ecosystem in the Okarito region through funding of the native seedling nursery which provides plants for the restoration work of the Okarito community members. The project's big picture goal is to have the community run nursery provide native seedlings for restoration sites and riparian management on local dairy farms and also continue to form a focal point for community educational and engagement in sustainability issues and conservation awareness.        
South and Eastern South Island Greenbush Farms Ltd Enhancement of Lake Vincent Habitats 10,000.00 This project will support the ongoing management and restoration of Lake Vincent in Invercargill. The work includes fencing to reduce sediment entering the lake, planting to restore native vegetation and pest control. A large number of native birds utilize the lake, the surrounding habitat and wetlands. This includes bittern, fernbird, banded dotterel and peid shag which are all nationally threatened species.    
South and Eastern South Island EOS Ecology Whaka Inaka: Causing Whitebait in Christchurch's Rivers 126,711.00 The aim of this project is to provide immediate temporary spawning habitat for whitebait (mostly inanga/inaka) along 3km of riverbank to improve spawning success in Christchurch. Whitebait spawning in Christchurch has declined recently with changes to the river banks and vegetation, further impacted by damage and a shift in the saltwater wedge caused by the earthquakes. The project is in partnership with Ngāi Tahu, Whaka Inaka to help improve mahinga kai values of the rivers, being a priority concern in the earthquake recovery process and a key natural resource for the local community.  
South and Eastern South Island Braid Inc Braided River Partnership Project 33,700.00 The Braided River Partnerships project aims to improve the success of the colony-nesting river birds at key sites at Rangiora.  Many populations of braided river birds are at risk because of recreational activity, introduced predators, weed species and engineering works. The project will employ best practice trapping programmes, habitat improvement and monitoring and ensure sustainability by enchaining visitor experience and understanding of the unique nature of braided rivers, their birdlife and the cultural significance to Māori.  
South and Eastern South Island Central Otago Wilding Conifer Control Group Inc. Central Otago Wilding Conifer Control Strategy 157,500.00 The project aim is the control of wilding conifers in the Central Otago district to point where land owners will be equipped to control ongoing spread themselves. The specific target area is Naseby which is highlighted as priority due to the extent of the current wilding spread, its proximity to extensive tussock grassland and mountain lands susceptible to spread and the close proximity of the Oteake Conservation Park, which has landscape and botanical values that will be adversely effected by the spread of wilding conifers.    
South and Eastern South Island Galloway Hall Society Inc Galloway Rail Trail native revegetation program 3,000.00 The DOC Otago Central Rail Trail is widely recognised as New Zealand's premier cycle trail. This project will support the visual and ecological enhancement of a 30 metre stretch of barren land through the planting of native trees, shrubs and tussocks.
South and Eastern South Island Pomona Island Charitable Trust Pomona Island safe workplace 24,681.00 Pomona Island is a sanctuary for native flora and fauna including the critically endangered Haast Tokoeka and the national endangered mohua. This project will support pest and predator control to these and other native species.
South and Eastern South Island Treestone Far Central Otago Drylands Restoration Project 5,481.00 This project will restore a highly visible area of the Central Otago/Manuherikia basin with native woodland plants and associated fauna and create an accessible resource of locally sourced popagules which will provide for other community restoration plantings in the area. The work will be supported through pest and predator control.
South and Eastern South Island Longview Environmental Trust (LET) Matukituki Catchment Animal Pest Control Programme (MCAPCP) 50,372.00 The Matukituki Catchment Animal Pest Project is a collaborative and integrated approach to intensive animal pest control work in the lower Matukituki Catchment area. A reduction in animal pests in this area will protect flora and fauna that are currently predated by the targeted species.
South and Eastern South Island Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group (OPBG) "Transition from possums to predators" 111,711.00 This project will take a bio-cultural approach to working with the community towards making the Otago Peninsula a better place to live for people and wildlife by drastically reducing numbers of introduced browsers and predators and eventually eliminating their impacts on lifestyle, agriculture and conservation values peninsula wide.  
South and Eastern South Island Wakatipu Reforestation Trust (WRT) Conservation Co-ordinator Wakatipu Basin 100,135.00 The ultimate goal of this project is to significantly increase native habitat in the Wakatipu basin. This will primarily be achieved by building partnerships within the community to increase conservation volunteerism in the Wakatipu.
South and Eastern South Island Fiordland Conservation Trust Kids Restore the Kepler 66,066.00 Kids Restore the Kelper aims to help Fiordland's young people, together with the whole community, to better understand and appreciate the natural environment, to protect and enhance it through restoration work and education.
South and Eastern South Island Working Waters Trust Growing Our Galaxiids 47,415.00 'Growing our Galaxiids' aims to protect and enhance endangered galaxiid fish species, our largest and most endangered family of native fish through habitat restoration, species translocations, education and encouraging behaviour changes.
South and Eastern South Island Landscape Connections Trust (LCT) Turning Strategy into Action – The "real work" begins 120,000.00 This project will allow funding for the Landscape Connections Trust to drive forward three community prioritised biodiversity projects. These projects are the restoration of coastal forests in private and public land, the protection of uncommon dry forest ecosystems and the development of the 'Orokonui Halo' pest management plan, plus begin the initial stages of a seabird habitat restoration project.
South and Eastern South Island Gore Bay and Port Robinson Ratepayers Association Inc. Bring on the Birds Stage 2 57,879.00 Pest predators are abundant in the Gore Bay area and this project will involve 160 landowners in a phased approach of bird and pest predator monitoring and control to tackle this problem.  
South and Eastern South Island Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau/Sinclair Wetlands Trust Community Restoration of Sinclair Wetlands 103,204.00 The project aims to: increase community involvement in restoration and enhancement work by engaging with community networks, schools and local businesses; increase community engagement in conservation with hands on experiences by way of outdoor classrooms, public demonstration events and wetland interpretation signage; increase the pool of trained community volunteers through local recruitment and the ruNorthern North Islandng of restoration engagement programmes. 
North and Western South Island Marsden Valley Trapping Group Marsden Valley Conservation Project 30,000.00 This project supports the work of 30 volunteers who maintain around 600 traps throughout the Marsden Valley, Barnicoat and Jenkins Range, Enner Glynn bush and Kelly and Raines farms. The funding will allow for further pest trap lines, the eradication of noxious weeds and planting of native trees.     
North and Western South Island Link Pathway Trust Link Pathway: Mahakipawa Hill Section 35,000.00 The Link Pathway is a community initiated project to create a 42 kilometre pathway on public land linking communities between Picton and Havelock (including Anakiwa) in the Marlborough Sounds. The pathway will offer significant vistas of Havelock, the Pelorous River Estuary, Inner Pelorous Sound, the Inland Kaikoura Mountains and Linkwater. 
North and Western South Island Tasman Environmental Trust Battle for the Banded Rail – Project Manager 35,788.00 This project aims to increase the numbers of Banded Rail and other shy margin dwelling birds on the margins of the Waimea Inlet. The project will support local communities to take effective action to increase the area of safe habitat by restoring selected areas of the estuary margin and protect the birds by trapping targeted predators.
North and Western South Island Forest and Bird Nelson Tasman Paremata Flats Ecological Restoration 30,000.00 The aim of this project is to purchase and plant 21,530 pioneer and 2000 podocarp eco-sourced native tress to help achieve two of the four national priorities for biodiversity protection being protection of indigenous vegetation associated with land environments that have 20% or less remaining in indigenous cover,  and to protect habitats of acutely and chronically threatened indigenous species. The project also aims to restore natural habitat of rare bird species including the Fernbird and Banded Rail.  
North and Western South Island Te Korowai o te Tai o Marokura, Kaikoura Coastal Marine Guardians Incorporated Te Korowai 50,800.00 The project supports the work of Te Korowai to care and protect the seas around Kaikoura. The work includes deliverables around poaching enforcement, marine reserve marking and education to name a few.  
North and Western South Island Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society of NZ Inc (Top of the South) Bat Recovery Project, Top of the South Island/Te Tau Ihu 113,600.00 The project funding will support initiatives including securing populations of long-tailed bats at Pelorus Bridge and surrounds, to develop a "Forest by Night" education package, to provide improved management for the Bat Recovery Project and expand knowledge and education around this species.
North and Western South Island West Coast Penguin Trust West Coast Penguin Trust: improving seabird conservation outcomes while ensuring long term Trust sustainability   98,418.00 This project compromises a variety of practical projects and outreach activities that will take place from northern Buller to South Westland to improve seabird conservation, awareness and education. The conservation and education is based on robust understanding of the issues and is underpinned by scientific research.   
North and Western South Island Otuwhero Trust Otuwhero Wetland Restoration 8,648.00 The Otuwhero Wetland has high ecological values and is an important stronghold for threatened species including fernbird and banded rail. The funding granted will support ongoing conservation efforts to restore native vegetation and to enhance, protect and extend the wetland habitat.
North and Western South Island Te Whanau Hou Grovetown Lagoon Society Inc Volunteerism, education and restoration in Springs Wetland at Grovetown, Marlborough. 37,407.00 The objectives of this project include supporting native species resurgence, pest plant species removal, access development into wetlands through boardwalk and viewing platform construction and volunteer engagement increased through shared community learning and participation programmes at Springs Wetland north of Blenheim.
North and Western South Island Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Ecosystem Restoration 127,763.00 The funding will support Nelson's Brook Waimarama  Sanctuary's pest eradication efforts and collaborative plans for species reintroduction and pest control in the sanctuary halo.
North and Western South Island Paparoa Wildlife Trust Roaring Meg Pest Control 37,000.00 The goals of this project are to establish and maintain an infrastructure of 650 predator control traps across the 3617 hectares Roaring Meg Ecological Area and to liaise, support and work with other agencies to implement other aspects of the Roaring Meg Ecological prescription to provide an effective integrated ecological management regime for the area.     
North and Western South Island Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust The Control of Wilding Conifers in the Upper Marahau Valley 13,800.00 The Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust has run a highly successful wilding conifer control programme in the Abel Tasman National Park for the past four years. The trust will now commence further control operations in order to strengthen the long-term protection of its existing control works through reduction of adjacent areas of wilding pine seed sources and to improve the scenic and ecological values in the project area of the park.   
North and Western South Island Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust Mokihinui Biodiversity Enhancement Project 104,909.00 A major focus of this project is conservation through stoat control within the Mokihinui River South Branch catchment in the Buller district, creating the South Island's 11th Whio Recovery Site. This project also intends to perform some control work on other invasive pest species that threaten the natural values of the area.
North and Western South Island D'Urville Island Stoat Eradication Charitable Trust Feasibility Study: The Eradication or Control of Stoats on D'Urville Island 20,205.00 At D'Urville Island stoats are considered to be behind the decline of kaka and kakariki on the island, the loss of the little spotted kiwi and are a key threat to the survival of long-tailed bats. The project funding will support a feasibility study and landowner and iwi consultation which will support the groups work on pest eradication.
North and Western South Island Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust (the Trust) Marlborough Marine Futures (a collaborative spatial strategy process) 10,000.00 The vision of the Marlborough Sounds Integrated Management Trust is to ensure ecological integrity to create a rich, abundant and sustainable future through a multi-stakeholder collaborative process with a strong present and future focus.   
North and Western South Island Friends of Flora Friends of Flora kiwi project 103,863.00 This project will translocate up to 12 great spotted kiwi into the project area of Kahurangi National Park. These kiwi will augment the kiwi population that Friends of Flora, in partnerships with DOC and local iwi has established over the last 5 years. Post translocation monitoring will be conducted in order to determine if the kiwi remain in the area and successfully breed.  
Lower North Island Forest Lifeforce Restoration Trust Te Hoe Core Area 35,000.00 The purpose of the Te Hoe Core Area is to provide a safe Haven for native birds and mistletoe within 300ha of the south-western sector of the Maungataniwha Native Forest. The Maungataniwha Native Forest sits within a matrix of on-going restoration work, with Boundary Stream and the Poutiri Ao o Tane projects to  the south.
Lower North Island Tinui Parish ANZAC Trust Developing the Tinui ANZAC Walkway 10,000.00 The purpose of the project is to create a safe, all-weather track to and from the World's first ANZAC memorial and a category 1 Historic Places Site. This is to be done to coincide with the centenary of the erection of the cross on the 25 April 2016.
Lower North Island Friend of A'Deane's Bush Shade house Co-ordinator 9,360.00 Friend's of A'Deane's Bush have entered into a partnership with DOC to restore, protect and enhance the indigenous flora and fauna of A'Deane's. The process of ecological restoration includes re-vegetation of selected terrestrial, riparian and wetland habitats.  Sherwood School are actively involved in all aspects of the restoration with the goal of the shadehouse to grow trees for the re-vegetation and teach the kids how to collect seed, grow and plant trees.
Lower North Island Ngati Pāhauwera Development Trust Ltd (NPDT Ltd) Putere Lakes Restoration Project 60,000.00 The Putere lakes are located in a remote area of inland Hawkes Bay. It is intended that the three lakes will be fenced. This fencing will protect the lakes from stock and marginal areas will be planted in native vegetation. The purpose of the project is to protect and restore the biodiversity and wider conservation values.
Lower North Island  The Longbush Ecological Trust, Gisborne Longbush Ecosanctuary: Titi Translocation and Habitat Restoration Project  66,000.00 The Longbush Eco Sanctuary is an extremely valuable natural and cultural heritage resource for the region, serving as an 'ark' for threatened species. This habitat protection and education project aims to provide a high level of pest and weed control within Longbush to ensure persistence of the wonderful taonga species present with the Eco Sanctuary.
Lower North Island Aorangi Restoration Trust Aorangi Restoration Project  40,000.00 This project will support a Project Manager who will coordinate the activities of the Aorangi Restoration Trust, which was established in 2011 to bring about a vision of indigenous biodiversity restoration which is maintained across the Aorangi Forest Park and surrounding lands.
Lower North Island Whangawehi Catchment Management Group Whangawehi Restoration project  30,000.00 The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group intends to build on the riparian project on Taharoa and Grandy Lake Forest by fencing riparian margins, constructing a shelter, erecting community signs and coordination costs.
Lower North Island Te Kāuru Bluff Road Reserve Weed Clearance and Beautification 10,000.00 The aim of the project is to preserve and protect the river and natural resources that are located in the Bluff Road Reserve. The proposed will be achieved through restoring and increasing the natural flora and fauna that once existed here, whilst allowing the public to reconnect with the environment.
Lower North Island Te Iwi o Ngai Tamanuhiri (Tamanuhiri Tutu Poroporo Trust) Waingake Forest Restoration  Project 50,000.00 The purpose of the project is to establish permanent seedling and goat pellet transect monitoring throughout Waingake Water-Works Bush and to re-establish the historic permanent photo-points originally developed by the NZ Forest Service between 1965 and 1976.
Lower North Island Wellington Marine Conservation Trust Wellington Region "Environmental Education for Action" Programmes 75,000.00 The purpose of the project is to offer programmes to many more schools and their communities and contribute more to the restoration and protection of the health and well-being of these habitats by raising community environmental awareness.  The Wellington Marine Conservation Trust will achieve this by inspiring engagement and increasing the participation of many more schools and community groups in hands-on research and restoration/protection projects.
Lower North Island Rimutaka Forest Park Charitable Trust Inc. Joining the Dots Phase Two 75,000.00 The Catchpool Valley and Orongorongo River are popular tourist destinations and listed gateway sites. The project aims to further establish an upper Catchpool Eco-Hotspot by intensifying the pest control within a defined area.
Lower North Island Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration Project Kotukutuku Ecological Restoration Project 10,223.00 The project area is approximately half mature kohekohe lowland coastal forest and mature kanuke. The projects key objectives are to maintain and restore natural sites of history, research best practice restoration/ conservation practices, provide practical work opportunities for those involved in the project and protect and bring the area's history to life through working with the local marae to support them in their role as katiaki while protecting natural taonga.
Lower North Island Havelock North Intermediate School Village to Cape Hawkes Bay 10,000.00 The project seeks to enable our students to participate in Cape to City initiatives through hands on environmental learning opportunities. The key objective is to provide a corridor for birdlife from Te Mata Peak to karamu Stream by utilising native plants to enhance and attract birdlife to urban areas.
Lower North Island Pukaha Mount Bruce Board Pukaha Forest Restoration and BioBlitz 10,000.00 Pukaha Mount Bruce has been undertaking substantial ecological restoration works in the 940 ha reserve since the 1990's, and considerable gains have already been achieved. The current aim is to refocus the longer-term objectives for restoration and conservation goals, to determine how future work will best benefit, and contribute towards national conservation objectives. Another key aim is to provide a platform to connect the community to the conservation outcomes of the restoration work occurring at Pukaha, inspiring future community involvement and interest. 
Lower North Island L. R. & V. S. Cave Whareponga Wetland Restoration 30,000.00 The Ahuriri Estuary is the most significant habitat of its type located on the East Coast of the North Island between Wellington and the Bay of Plenty. 3 separate wetland areas and 2 stream have been identified which are the key focus the aim is to have each wetland area and stream fenced and planted with native plants and ensure weeds and pests are controlled.  
Lower North Island Wildbase Recovery Community Trust Wildbase Recovery 85,000.00 Wildbase Recovery provides a national recovery and rehabilitation facility for native wildlife as they recover from illness and injury after treatment at Massey University's Wildbase Hospital. The aim of this project is for Shore and Wetland facilities to be built at Wildbase Recovery to treat native New Zealand birds from all over the country.
Lower North Island NZ Landcare Trust Whitebait Creek Fish Passage Restoration Project 27,394.00 Whitebait Creek is a permanently flowing sand country stream ruNorthern North Islandng through Foxton Beach township. The aim of this project is to replace a narrow 1.2m wide culvert at Seabury Avenue with a 4m wide by 2m deep culvert, to restore whitebait passage up into the 37 ha of coastal dune lakes on this creek and into the ecologically and culturally significant Round Bush scenic reserve.
Lower North Island Lake Whatumā Wetland Care Group Lake Whatumā Biodiversity Restoration 25,000.00 Restoration of Lake Whatumā, an area with a highly degraded ecosysem but which has outstanding cultural, biodiversity, recreation and landscape values. Landowners, community and local hapū will join forces to consolidate conservation efforts with the vision to create a healthy functioning ecosystem at Lake Whatumā, that is appreciated and valued jointly by the whole community.
Lower North Island Dianne Gregory-Hunt Establishing parea on Pitt Island 36,120.00 Being a large fruit eating bird, parea were an important part of the forests of Pitt Island however, due to habitat deteriotion they disappeared from Pitt in the early 1900's. Since that time significant areas of the forest have been protected and are regenerating. This project aims to transfer juvenile parea over two seasons, giving them a foot hold on Pitt Island to develop a self-sustaining population.
Lower North Island Chatham Islands Taiko Trust Community driven Chatham Island conservation 96,180.00 Community led conservation is developing as an important player in species conservation in the Chatham Islands, of which the Taiko Trust is at the forefront. The project aims to promote large scale island wide conservation outcomes where a range of projects and ideas driven from within the Chatham's community are combined with local input, to improve the conservation status of threatened species.
Lower North Island Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust  Whinray Scenic Reserve- Ecological Maintenance and Species Restoration 90,000.00 The Whinray Ecological Charitable Trust's vision for the Whinray Scenic Reserve is to provide a unique 428 ha predator free sanctuary where the endemic biodiversity of the East Cape can be restored to its modern day potential. The Trust will engage with trappers to assist in this restoration work.
Lower North Island Rangitikei Environment Group Incorporated Society  Upper Rangitikei Old Man's Beard Control Project 30,000.00 The Rangitikei Environment Group aims to eradicate Old Man's Beard from the catchment of the Otuareiawa stream which is the closest area of significant infestation to the Ruahine Ranges. Their project will focus on the catchment area to the south of Otuarei Road, which has the densest OMB infestation of the streams catchment, and is an identified seed source. 
Lower North Island Society for Conservation Biology Backyard Sanctuaries 5,500.00 The Backyard Sanctuaries project believes in a bottom-up approach to predator control and that a strong and engaged community can do this. The focus is to educate Wellingtonians about all mammalian predators and their control by providing selected households with thorough mammalian predator control training on their own premises.
Lower North Island Tairawhiti Environment Centre (TEC) Conservation Group Coordinator  30,000.00 The conservation group coordinator role provides a dedicated umbrella and conduit through Tairawhiti Environment Centre and will be able to provide broad cross party support to multiple volunteer projects where collaboration with local council, DOC and Iwi is vital.
Lower North Island Nadine Lanauze Royal albatross attraction 7,200.00 Royal albatross are largely restricted to the Chatham Islands for breeding however the birds have been significantly impacted by major storm events which strip the islands of soil and vegetation, greatly reducing breeding success. This project aims to utilise acoustic attraction methodology to attempt to establish a breeding colony of Royal albatross at the robust Far Point site on Pitt Island, to help ensure the long term security for the species.
Lower North Island Tutira Partnership Waikopiro Restoration Project 35,950.00 Undertaking restoration work on the 45 ha that makes up the Waikopiro Reserve which is prone to severe erosion causing major sediment loading to the lakes. This project aims to remove weed species and replant the reserve with natives consistent with plants already in the area. In addition the reserve will be fenced and eventually covenanted preserving it for future generations.
Lower North Island Aorangi Awarua Trust (AAT) Te Potae O Awarua / Whio Management & Sustainability Project 31,073.00 The Aorangi Awarua Trust is aiming to achieve indigenous conservation excellence through the eradication of pests from the area thereby creating a safe haven for native flora and fauna to survive.
Lower North Island  Cape Sanctuary Rangaiika and Ocean Beach dune restoration 30,000.00 This project aims to increase the habitat for native fauna such as penguins, dotterels, oystercatchers, giant weta, katipo and eventually the critically endangered shore plover. Initially this will be achieved through hastening the removal of weeds prior to re-vegetation of the nationally ranked NHMS ecosystem with native coastal species.
Northern North Island Whenuakiwi Trust t/a Whenuakite Kiwi Care Group Operations Manager 48,000.00 For a contractor to continue an existing project that begun in 2000 to protect kiwi and their habitat in the Whenuakite and surrounding area. Our objective is to protect all native flora and fauna focusing initially on Coromandel North Island brown kiwi.
Northern North Island Mahinepua-Radar Hill Landcare Group Inc. Mahinepua Catchment predator control project. 33,000.00 To protect and enable the growth in numbers of Northland Brown Kiwi and restoration of the habitat for all native flora and fauna through the employment of a contract trapper.
Northern North Island Thames Coast Kiwi Care (TCKC) Continuation of Co-ordinator salary 39,000.00 This project allows the current Thames Coast Kiwi Care Group Co-ordinator's position to be maintained in order to improve and consolidate the gains and opportunities for biodiversity enhancement and management, as they relate to a remnant population of Coromandel brown kiwi.
Northern North Island Moehau Environment Group Conservation Coromandel 150,000.00 This Funding supports the Moehau Environment Group in their vision of the Coromandel Peninsula becoming the largest open sanctuary in New Zealand. This will be achieved through the implementation of a community-driven, large scale, long term integrated biodiversity protection programme.
Northern North Island Guardians of the Bay of Islands Inc Project Island Song Sustainable Future Strategy 15,000.00 Undertaking to restore the pest free islands of Ipipiri through the review of current practices to ensure pest control is working to maximum effectiveness, and to rectify those areas that require further work in order to protect the future of Project Island Song.
Northern North Island Ngunguru Sandspit Protection Society Incorporated (NSaPS) Charity # CC30040 Ngunguru Sandspit Restoration Project 15,000.00 Undertaking predator and pest plant control on the Ngunguru Sandspit to ensure this iconic area of distinctive and rare habitat remains in a high level of naturalness, is amenable to threatened and rare endemic species  and valued by a large number of New Zealanders. 
Northern North Island Te Uri O Hau Environs Holdings Kaitiakitanga o te Wai Maori – Huri noa te Kaipara Moana! Freshwater management around the Kaipara Harbour! 100,000.00 Restoring the mauri to the Kaipara Harbour whereby funding will contribute to a Program Manager for the Integrated Kaipara Harbour Management Group, and a Kaitiaki Coordinator for Te Uri o Hau Environs Holdings.
Northern North Island Kaitiaki Kiwi Kaitiaki Kiwi – Establishment of Core Protection Area 124,000.00 A collaboration with existing stakeholders for the goal to boost kiwi numbers in the Waipoua by bringing trapping operations together under the Kaitiaki Kiwi umbrella with the aim to achieve measurable conservation gains for kiwi and other native species.
Northern North Island Te Runanga O Te Rarawa Ko Tāngonge Te Wai: Ka Ora, Ka Ora! 5,000.00 Undertaking to restore the Tangonge wetland by fencing areas of the lakebed to protect against current random grazing, and to encourage regeneration prior to the planting of 31000 native wetland species. 
Northern North Island Whangarei Heads Landcare Forum Inc (WHLF) Whangarei Heads Pest Control collaboration 80,000.00 The objective of this project is to initiate community led intensive and ongoing pest control on the significant central reserves – Manaia and Reotahi. 
Northern North Island Te Runanga o Te Rarawa Warawara Restoration Project 83,616.00 Protection of Northland kiwi through the engagement of a contractor to specifically focus on dog predation, involving advocacy work within the community and dog trapping and control.  
Northern North Island Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust  Whakaahu whakamua  307,384.00 Funding to cover the operational expenses of the Maungatautari Ecological Island – Sanctuary Mountain, home too many of our most endangered species. This will involve the ongoing maintenance and monitoring of the 47km fence and continued surveillance of predators.
Central North Island Motu Trails Charitable Trust Motu Trails: funding of executive officer position to drive recreational, environmental and cultural initiatives 25,798.00 The Motu Trails, co-led by the Motu Trails Charitable Trust, is a Great Ride under the Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trail Network. The aim of this project is to make the current executive officer role a full time paid role to support community collaboration under the Trust-led Tirohanga Dunes Biodiversity Management Plan; support recreational/sporting events and work with iwi to share the stories and history of the area.
Central North Island Tauhara College Taupo "WeedBusting Wonders tools for growing our future" 6,000.00 This project aims to establish a collaborative partnership between Hilltops Primary School and Tauhara College, where the primary students can investigate, design, and make predator and weed control tools as prototypes in their Technology classes held at the College to be later utilised and tested out-in-the-field.
Central North Island Ruawahia 2B Trust  (Mt Tarawera) Ruawahia/Mt Tarawera Wilding Pine Eradication 165,000.00 This project is an ongoing joint initiative of multiple stakeholders where an on-mountain campsite is set up for weed control work on Mt Tarawera over the summer season. The main objective is to work along the northern and southern slopes of Ruawahia and Tarawera Domes where wilding conifer densities are relatively high.
Central North Island Greening Taupo Kids Greening Taupo 65,000.00 Kids Greening Taupo, an arm of the 'umbrella' project Greening Taupo, is an educational and environmental programme that connects schools to an authentic purpose for teaching and learning. Through an education coordinator role it will provide the link local schools and Greening Taupo, where students will be actively involved with projects to increase biodiversity and solve environmental problems. 
Central North Island Pirongia Te Aroaro o Kahu Restoration Society Inc Okahukura Kokako Protection 148,676.00 This project seeks to protect the Okahukura Kokako population by establishing a 1,000 ha bait station grid at Okahukura in the Northern Pureora Forest Park which will be serviced by community volunteers. The aim is to increase kokako densities in Okahukura but also to connect to the Mangatutu, Tunawaea, and Waipapa subpopulations in the north and west, and southeast respectively.
Central North Island Project Tongariro Mt. Pihanga- Rotopounamu Forest Restoration Project 78,747.00 The objective of this project is to protect the full range of biodiversity that occurs at Mt Pihanga / Lake Rotopounamu, through undertaking multi-species predator control. This will involve one cycle of aerial 1080 over 3,500 ha of forest within the Tongariro National Park and neighbouring land, and the project management support of multiple stakeholders prior the objective of translocating native endangered birds. 
Central North Island Project Tongariro Eastern Te Matapuna Wetland Restoration Project Planting & Releasing 16,600.00 This being undertaken here is an integral extension to the overall Eastern Te Matapuna Wetland Restoration project. Due to special circumstances Project Tongariro have re-evaluated their original plan and will now engage with contractors for the planting and releasing of plants for the wetland project. 
Central North Island Bushy Park Trust Building biodiversity support for Bushy Park 146,100.00 This project seeks to enable Bushy Park to establish best practice biosecurity, including effective predator control and biosecurity monitoring capacity within the 90 ha mature lowland rainforest and adjacent wetland that is surrounded by a 4.7km Xcluder fence. Following the discovery of rats in the forest and the ensuing pest eradication, the Trust are engaging with a project manager for developing a long term strategy to ensure this situation is not repeated. 
Central North Island Taranaki Kiwi Trust Community Kiwi Protection programme 41,924.60 Taranaki Kiwi Trust are offering a unique Community Kiwi Protection programme to self motivated landowners and communities throughout Taranaki. The Trust loans landowners traps long term, provides setup, technical advice and annual audits for protection. The main aim is to protect kiwi but this also improves the habitat for other native species to flourish.
Central North Island Ngati Tara Oaonui Sandy Bay Society.  Restoration of the Sandy Bay sand dunes  15,548.00 This project involves a range of stakeholders undertaking community restoration activities at Sandy Bay under the common banner of the Ngati Tara Sandy Bay Society. The overall goal of this project is to protect and enhance the unique values of Sandy Bay as a legacy for current and future generations.
Central North Island Tiaki Te Mauri O Parininihi Trust (TTMOP) Parininihi Project – Intensive Pest Control for Kōkako 110,000.00 This project is being led by Tiaki Te Mauri O Parininihi Trust on behalf of Ngāti Tama. The Iwi  wishes to protect Parininihi's natural and cultural values, exercise kaitiakitanga, and ensure it remains a treasure. The Iwi aim to reintroduce kōkako following an intensive pest control programme which is essential if kōkako and other species are to flourish. 
Central North Island Omarumutu Marae  Committee Omarumutu Marae Papakainga and Waiaua Estuarine Restoration Project 51,996.30 The restoration project supports the vision of Ngati Ruatakengato see their ancestral lands restored to as near as possible to its native state, capable of supporting self sustaining ecosystems. This will involve active restoration work including weed and predator control, fencing, and planting in ecologically and culturally significant pockets of land throughout the wider project area. 
Central North Island Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust OKT Translocations Projects [Kiwi & Kokako] 70,000.00 This project is a translocation programme to establish a founding kōkao population with sufficient genetic viability into Otanewainuku. The Trust is currently a Kiwi Trust without a viable population of kiwi but they are seeking to remedy this situation and establish a sustainable population (50 breeding pairs) by 2021.
Central North Island East Taranaki Environment Trust Purangi Kiwi and Kokako Project – reducing our pests. 60,000.00 This project will undertake pest control to improve the habitat in the 13,000 ha Purangi area in the East Taranaki, for the benefit of all native species. Specifically this will protect the area which is home to 500 pair of Western Brown Kiwi, of which the Trust have a goal to increase to 1,000 pair in the project area by 2020. The Trust also plan to translocate kōkako into the project area.
Central North Island Ngatapa Station Ngatapa biodiversity restoration 33,550.00 This project will undertake a biodiversity restoration and pest management programme to protect and enhance the significant ecological values present on the 9,515 ha privately owned Ngatapa Station in the central North Island. The specific objectives are to maintain or increase the number of territories occupied by whio and provide protection for other key threatened species. 
Central North Island Progress Castlecliff Castlecliff Coast Care 15,000.00 This project engages with a coordinator to continue to drive Castlecliff Coast Care groups weed clearing and planting of native eco-sourced native plants that are endemic to the region, thereby improving habitat and biodiversity. This will also improve dune stability and contribute to the overall environmental improvement of the coastal dune system. 
Auckland Ngai Tai ki Tamaki Cultural Interpretatoin Project (CIP) to Motutapu Stage 1 of 10 108,000.00 This project proposes to design, carve and erect seven further cultural features as part of a collaborative cultural interpretation project between DOC and Ngai Tai. The locations are identified as being hugely significant to Ngai Tai and te Haerenga in so far as all but one of the features are dedicated to Motutapu Island. 
Auckland Windy Hill Rosalie Bay Catchment Trust Building Island Biodiversity 80,000.00 Continuation of an existing project in the ecological restoration to part of the Windy Hill Sanctuary, the largest ecologically significant area to have sustained integrated pest management and threatened species protection on Great Barrier Island. This funding will contribute to meeting the operational costs of the field team.
Auckland The Little Barrier Island (Hauturu) Supporters Trust ('the Trust') Permanent Pampas Eradication 132,000.00 The Trust is striving to eradicate Pampas which is threatening Te Hauturu-o-toi Little Barrier Islands natural habitat by way of a major pampas-focussed assault across the entire island.
Auckland Ngāti Rehua NgātiWai ki Aotea Trust Board Bring Back Kokako 198,000.00 This project is a feasibility study for whereby an ecologist will research an ecological restoration plan to reintroduce kōkako to Te Paparahi, a largely unmodified 5,400 ha forest block at the northern end of Great Barrier Island. As kōkako are Taonga for the manu whenua of the Island its return will bring about whole ecosystem benefit, economic oppotunity and enhance kaitiakitanga.
Auckland Motuihe Trust Shared Ranger's Position 40,250.00 To employ a resident manager on Motuihe Island to advocate, manage and enhance conservation education, conservation restoration, and conservation recreation.
Auckland Muir family/Lake Puketi & Rotoiti Restoration Group (application prepared on their behalf by Waikato Regional Council) Restoration of dune lakes Puketi and Rotoiti, Awhitu Peninsula 86,500.00 Establishment of a self sustaining riparian vegetation buffer around the ecologically and culturally significant Lakes Puketi and Rotoiti, which will maintain and enhance the lakes' biodiversity whilst protecting lake water quality from farming activities.
Auckland Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust Waiheke Predator Eradication Project 40,000.00 Creation of an environment on Waiheke Island that will enable the successful re-introduction and re-colonisation of native fauna through the undertaking of predator control and monitoring. 
Auckland Project Jonah New Zealand Incorporated Seal resonse network 15,000.00 Conservation and protection of NZ fur seals by raising awareness of these animals tendency in hauling out in populated areas during yearling season, where interaction with humans can result in injury or death to the animals and a health and safety problem for the public. Project Jonah seeks to initiate training courses for the public where interaction occurs, and to create a seal response team network. 
Auckland  Kelly Tarlton's Marine Wildlife Trust, T/A SEA LIFE Trust Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Mobile Marine Education 100,000.00 Development and delivery of a mobile outreach programme designed to provide direct delivery of marine conservation messages into schools and community centres.
Auckland  Motutapu Restoration Trust Central Gully weed control, Motutapu Island 115,000.00 Control of invasive exotic plants that are the biggest threat and challenge to the conservation values of Motutapu Island. Contractors will undertake a three year programme of initial control of the major weeds in the 15ha extremely weedy and steep area known as Central Gully.
National Dune Restoration Trust of New Zealand Outreach Programme for Restoration of Dunes 150,000.00 Engaging with a contractor to provide enhanced capability of local coastal communities to enable sustained restoration of nationally endangered and naturally rare sand dunes nationwide. This will be achieved through the provision of targeted workshops and on-the-ground advice in under resourced areas.
National New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association Incorporated. Hunter National Training Scheme Coordination 20,000.00 Funding the coordination and delivery of the Hunter National Training Scheme that educates new hunters in safe hunting practices and to be successful in hunting wild animals. This project will coordinate and deliver training to new instructors to meet the demonstrated demand for hunter education.
National New Zealand Alpine Club Sustainable Mountains Summit NZ 2016 (August) 20,000.00 This project is a 3-day summit that will focus on adapting to a changing mountain environment, and reducing visitor impact. The objectives are to share solutions and lessons learnt globally in the management of mountain areas, and raise the awareness of the ecologically sensitive mountain environment to create a national and international profile on mountain sustainability issues and solutions. 
National Sustainable Business Network The Million Metres Streams Project (MMSP) 180,000.00 Funding to employ a Million Metre Streams Project Manager to take the project to the next level in its goal to speed and scale up riparian restoration across New Zealand to help improve our freshwater ecosystem health. 
National New Zealand Association of Environmental Education NZAEE Conference 2016 20,000.00 Funding to support the associated costs of the 2016 New Zealand Association for Environmental Education Conference, which is suitable for local government agencies, community groups, teachers, NGO's and youth who want to be inspired and challenged about creating a more sustainable future.
National  Project Jonah New Zealand Incorporated Marine Mammal Stranding Response 75,000.00 Funding to train members of the public in the safe working practices of live whale, dolphin and porpoise strandings on New Zealand beaches with the aim to build up and maintain a database of volunteers and logistics staff that can be mobilised when requested.
National Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust National delivery of the Experiencing Reserves (EMR) and Whitebait Connection (WBC) programme 240,000.00 Funding to provide for the national coordination and management of Experiencing Marine Reserve and Whitebait Connection freshwater education programmes, both of which are leading models for environmental education in New Zealand. These programmes will provide dynamic experiential education that engages schools and communities in conservation.
National New Zealand Recreation Consortium made up of: Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand Inc (FMC); New Zealand Deerstalkers' Association Incorporated (NZDA); Trail Fund New Zealand Incorporated (Trail Fund NZ) Maintaining and enhancing back country recreation assets for all New Zealanders 500,000.00 Funding to allow the Consortium to distribute the funds to select recreational groups or individuals to maintain and enhance back country facilities. The objectives for this year's funding round will be 80 projects including 40 back country huts and 40 tracks for trampers, mountain bikers, hunters, horse riders and 4x4ers.
National Kea Conservation Trust A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between South Island Communities and kea – initial delivery, discussion and  initiation during the KCT Winter Advocacy Tour 40,000.00 This project sets to develop a memorandum of understanding directly between communities and kea, to be facilitated by Kea Conservation Trust with the support from community partners. The aim is to provide more awareness of challenges to kea and the direct role that communities can take to save this species. 
National  Connected Media Charitable Trust The Outlook for Someday 90,000.00 Continuation of an existing project to help grow a generation of sustainability storytellers and conservation advocates through an annual film challenge and a series of sustainability film making workshops that align with DOC's National Education Strategy 2010-30. 
National  QEII National Trust Community Weedbusting Project (CWP) 500,000.00 This project will capitalize on the increasing interest in weed control and habitat restoration, mobilise communities, and provide support and resources for new groups to start up and existing groups to expand their efforts. The ultimate aim is for more people and groups to actively busting weeds in their communities. 
National  The Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand Support for Endangered Species Foundation of NZ's fundraising  20,000.00 Continuation of an existing project to fund the operational costs associated with the Endangered Species Foundation of New Zealand's support officer who has an important role in coordinating the foundations objectives.
National  University of Otago Responding to climate change impacts on coastal heritage 140,000.00 This project aims to develop a long-term monitoring and engagement system for historic heritage sites in the coastal environment as defined in the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement (2010) Policy 1.
National New Zealand Marine Studies Centre Monitoring NZ's Coast – one metre at a time 135,000.00 This project will support communities to engage with their coastline by collecting valuable data that will lead to greater understanding and improved management of their local marine environment. It also aims to further the understanding of how citizen scientists can influence environmental change.
South and Eastern South Island Queen Elizabeth II National Trust Mahu Whenua Covenants recreation, signage and interpretation Plan 17,145.00 The new 53,000 hectare Mahu Whenua covenants cover four high country stations which protect iconic landscape, unique plants and animals and historic and cultural values. This project will fund, amongst other tasks, important interpretive signs and their installation and shelter.
Auckland Environmental Defence Society Incorporated Fishing and Biodiversity: A review of New Zealnd's fisheries management system in the Auckland region 60,000.00 This project is to support strengthening of fisheries management to improve marine biodiversity outcomes in the Auckland region, as fisheries activity is potentially a significant threat to marine habitats and biodiversity. This will be achieved through a review of the operation of the QMS and fisheries management resulting in 500 copies of a printed policy paper.
Auckland Kotuku Peninsula Sanctuary Kotuku Peninsula Sanctuary Restoration 75,250.00 Continuation of an existing project of pest control and restoration of the Kotuku Peninsula habitat to improve native biodiversity assets and provide experiential learning opportunities.
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