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Mana in Kaimahi

Recipient: Te Whāngai Trust Board
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 72
Project summary: Te Whāngai Trust will create employment by employing additional personnel (targeting Māori youth) in their network of native plant nurseries across the Tamaki region.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Auckland
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Kauri protection and restoration

Recipient: Auckland Council
Crown funding: $1,902,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 32
Project summary: Project will support extensive track upgrade work to multiple key recreational tracks in Auckland's Waitakere and Hunua Regional Parks.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Auckland
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Te Mauri Hauropi o Ngaa Tūpuna Maunga

Recipient: Tūpuna Maunga Authority
Crown funding: $3,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 39
Project summary: Project will support the landscape scale restoration of Auckland's ancestral mountains (Tupuna Maunga) through pest and weed control.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Auckland
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Ki Ngā Motu, Ki Tai, Ki Uta

Recipient: Te Haerenga o Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki Limited (on behalf of Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki)
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24
Project summary: Ngāi Tai ki Tāmaki will employ kaimahi to work on biodiversity, weed control and helping to repair and maintain conservancy and land infrastructure on Motutapu.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Auckland


Te Whakaoratanga i te Puhinui me te Manukau

Recipient: SBN - Te Whakaoratanga i te Puhinui me te Manukau
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.5
Project summary: The Puhinui Stream Regeneration Programme has been established to guide transformative regeneration of this urban catchment with the aim of becoming a flourishing living system that integrates the environment.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Auckland
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Tū Mai Taonga – Aotea Great Barrier Island

Recipient: Tū Mai Taonga
Crown funding: $2,175,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 28
Project summary: Project will support the goal of Pest Free Aotea by eradicating cats and stoats from the island through community-led collaborative governance.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Auckland
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The Fenwick Reserve Ecological Restoration Project

Recipient: Tony King-Turner
Crown funding: $923,734
Estimated full time jobs created: 14.01
Project summary: Control moth plant and asparagus fern infestation within the Fenwick Reserve at Te Matuku Bay.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Auckland
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Restoration and Enhancement of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa rohe

Recipient: Tauhara North No.2 Trust
Crown funding: $826,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15
Project summary: Weed control and native planting at five sites in the Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa rohe – Rotokawa and Nga Awa Purua Reserve, Wai-o-Tapu Scenic Reserve, Orakei Korako, Mataarae Marae and Waimahana Marae.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Myrtle Rust - Jobs for Resistance

Recipient: New Zealand Forest Research Institute Limited
Crown funding: $3,775,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 36.4
Project summary: This project will develop and implement a myrtle rust surveillance and monitoring programme, assess host susceptibility and conserve genetic variation to establish a resistance breeding programme
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Project Aumangea - Maunga Tarawera Wilding Pine Project

Recipient: Rotorua Raft & Sledge Limited
Crown funding: $355,600
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: This joint effort project by MPI, Regional Council, DOC and Ngāti Rangitihi redeploys local tourism workers to undertake wilding conifer and weed control on Mt. Tarawera.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Project Whakahaumanu -The Okere project workforce

Recipient: Rotorua Raft & Sledge Limited
Crown funding: $220,265
Estimated full time jobs created: 7
Project summary: Adventure tourism company - Kaitiaki Adventures retains and redeploys staff to work on existing environmental projects in an area of cultural significance to local iwi.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Rangitaiki Taniwha Trails

Recipient: Te Runanga o Ngāti Manawa
Crown funding: $441,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: This project led by Ngāti Manawa will establish a new recreation trail, carry out pest control, and deliver planting.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Tiaki Taiao Whakatōhea

Recipient: Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board
Crown funding: $698,500
Estimated full time jobs created: 13.25
Project summary: Whakatōhea iwi will undertake landscape scale restoration in 7000ha of the Eastern Bay of Plenty as well as around vulnerable rivers.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Maungaruahine Heritage Pa Reserve

Recipient: Waitaha Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $355,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6
Project summary: Through this project the partner will eradicate wilding pines and weeds across 17.3 ha of the Maungaruahine Heritage Pa conservation area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Mauri Tu Mauri Ora

Recipient: Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Six iwi-led landscape scale restoration projects, involving wetlands, pest eradication, beehive placement, community initiatives, and water monitoring.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Korehāhā Whakahau

Recipient: Te Runanga o Ngāti Awa
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Te Runanga o Ngāti Awa leads a Predator Free 2050 project to eradicate possums from 4,700 hectares in the Ngāti Awa rohe.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Onuku Māori Lands Trust

Recipient: Onuku Māori Lands Trust
Crown funding: $965,562
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.64
Project summary: Wetland restoration, fencing and planting of retired land. Weed and pest control will also be undertaken.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Whakaora Te Taiao

Recipient: Kapenga M Trust
Crown funding: $958,591
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.95
Project summary: Predator control programme over three Māori land blocks within the Kapenga and Waikaruru wetlands and Tumunui native forest.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Ngā Kaitiaki ō Omanawa

Recipient: Ngāti Hangarau Hapu Trust
Crown funding: $700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.3
Project summary: Ka whakawāteahia ngā rākau me ngā kararehe tauhou, ā, ka whakaorangia ngā rākau taketake me ngā tamariki a Tāne ki te takiwā o Omanawa (clearing invasive plants and animals and restoration planting in the Omanawa area).
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Ōmataroa Kiwi Project

Recipient: Ōmataroa Rangitaiki No. 2 Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $626,469
Estimated full time jobs created: 7.41
Project summary: Install tracks and a predator control programme on Awakeri Scenic Reserve and two connecting private land blocks.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Ōhiwa Headland & eastern Ōhiwa expansion

Recipient: Ōhiwa Headland Sanctuary Trust
Crown funding: $435,244
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.76
Project summary: Expansion of animal predator and weed control on the Ōhiwa Headland and eastern Ōhiwa area; including coastal dunes and forests. This will create a 'buffer' to the current work that has been undertaken and minimise incursions by predators into this area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Kaimai – Mamaku Ranges Forest Restoration

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $19,424,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 204
Project summary: A forest restoration project involving a partnership between the Department of Conservation, iwi, hapū, the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Councils, community conservation groups and organisations such as Forest and Bird across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Orange Fronted Kākāriki

Recipient: Hiking New Zealand
Crown funding: $1,150,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15
Project summary: This project will enable a local business impacted by COVID to work in predator and wilding conifer control, including servicing trap lines within Arthurs Pass National Park.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Canterbury
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Te Makuru

Recipient: Taumutu Runanga Inc
Crown funding: $710,808
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: This 18 month project will pilot an employment initiative based at the DOC Motukarara Nursery that will teach and empower rūnanga members the skills necessary to understand the different stages of plant nursery production.
Project duration: 18 months
Region: Canterbury
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Pest Free Banks Peninsula / Te Pataka o Rakaihautu

Recipient: Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
Crown funding: $916,180
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.5
Project summary: The new funding through Government company Predator Free 2050 Ltd, will create jobs while enabling large-scale pest removal over parts of Banks Peninsula and Kaitōrete.
Project duration: 18 months
Region: Canterbury


Arowhenua Nursery

Recipient: Te Runanga o Arowhenua Limited
Crown funding: $2,751,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 45
Project summary: This project will enable the success of large scale regional environmental projects, by providing eco-sourced plants to restore river ecosystems and create a protected awa from mountains to the sea.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Otautahi and Te Pataka o Rakaihautu Pest Control

Recipient: Christchurch City Council
Crown funding: $1,575,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Provides training and jobs with the Christchurch City Council Parks Team, to increase plant and animal pest control work in parks, mahinga kai sites, remnant vegetation and wetlands.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Te Tau Wairehu o Marokura

Recipient: Te Runanga o Kaikoura
Crown funding: $2,110,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 26.4
Project summary: The maintenance and establishment of coastal trap line from the Awatere to the Oaro Rivers, with intensive trapping in predator hot spot areas and the kick start to a long term eradication plan to protect native birds.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Te Ara Kakariki

Recipient: Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Canterbury Trust
Crown funding: $952,430
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.6
Project summary: This project will enable the restoration and establishment of two large legacy sites and a number of smaller 'Green dot' sites as part of a network of biodiversity stepping stones throughout the Selwyn District.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Whakaraupo - He Hau Ringa e Oti Ai

Recipient: Ngāti Wheke
Crown funding: $4,504,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 74.1
Project summary: A series of projects to create sustained ecological and cultural regeneration of Lyttleton Harbour.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Kahuria Te Waihora Wetland Restoration

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,645,193
Estimated full time jobs created: 31.01
Project summary: This wetland restoration project will remove pest weed species along Te Waihora, a lake of significance with a vast number of bird species and wildlife, and will enhance biodiversity through the planting of eco-sourced native plants.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Canterbury
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Ecological Restoration, Ōpihi Rock Art Sites

Recipient: Ngāi Tahu Māori Rock Art Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $314,040
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: Ecological restoration at Opihi (Māori rock art site), by training local Ngai Tahu people to undertake site preparation, planting and weed control. The site is also home to a colony of long-tailed bats / pekapeka.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Te Wharau Catchment Restoration

Recipient: Orton Bradley Park Board
Crown funding: $950,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 13.61
Project summary: Undertake destocking, fencing, pest control and restoration planting on land in the Banks Peninsula.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Restoration of Avoca Valley

Recipient: Summit Road Society Inc
Crown funding: $650,382
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.2
Project summary: Restore a lowland dry podocarp hardwood forest to the Avoca Valley on the Port Hills through protection of existing forest remnants and native planting.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Estuary edge predator control

Recipient: Avon Heathcote Estuary Ihutai Trust
Crown funding: $371,464
Estimated full time jobs created: 5.25
Project summary: Trap and monitor predators around the Avon-Heathcote Estuary/Te Ihutai to protect native fauna.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Restoration of wetland and grassland habitats at Orana Wildlife Park

Recipient: Orana Wildlife Trust
Crown funding: $699,890
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: Restore key wetland and grassland habitats at Orana Wildlife Park by planting approximately 18,000 eco-sourced plants and carrying out predator and weed control, improving habitat for native fauna.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Canterbury
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Ngā Awa - Lower Rangitata Waterway Restoration

Recipient: Te Kete Tipuranga o Huirapa Ltd
Crown funding: $8,700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 86
Project summary: This freshwater restoration project will restore and enhance waterways in the Rangitata catchment area in Canterbury
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Canterbury
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Te Waipounamu/South Island Threatened Species Recovery

Recipient: DOC internal project in partnership with Ngāi Tahu
Crown funding: $5,105,400
Estimated full time jobs created: 50
Project summary: The Te Waipounamu Threatened Species Protection project is a large-scale joint Ngāi Tahu-DOC predator-control and threatened species monitoring project aimed at preventing the extinction of kākāriki karaka (orange-fronted parakeet).
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Canterbury
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Ngā Awa - Upper Rangitata Strategic Waterways Restoration

Recipient: Upper Rangitata Gorge Landcare Group
Crown funding: $7,269,650
Estimated full time jobs created: 72
Project summary: This freshwater restoration project will restore and enhance waterways in the Rangitata catchment area in Canterbury.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Canterbury
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Miriam's Reserve

Recipient: Ropata & Denise Thomas
Crown funding: $362,509
Estimated full time jobs created: 5.06
Project summary: Protect and restore native flora and fauna by fencing to keep stock out and targeting pests and eliminating noxious plants.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Chatham Island
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Waingake Ngāhere Ora

Recipient: Gisborne District Council
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 40
Project summary: Gisborne District Council and Maraetaha Incorporated, have embarked on a transformation project to return a clear fell pine plantation to indigenous forest in Waingake. Through this funding kaimahi will undertake weed control, predator control and monitoring at the site.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Turanga Kaimahi mo te Taiao

Recipient: Hinenui Whānui Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $10,966,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 132
Project summary: This project will support ecological regeneration at a variety of sites in four fundamental ways: protection of cultural heritage, protection of biodiversity, increasing biodiversity and with land and riverbank stabilisation.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Te Rau Oranga

Recipient: Mahia Restoration Trust
Crown funding: $1,440,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 18
Project summary: This Project will undertake works to protect and restore Mahanga Forest, Lake Rotopounamu, the Hine Rauiri stream, and two wetland areas.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Te Whakapae Ururoa

Recipient: Tairawhiti Environment Centre Incorporated
Crown funding: $1,257,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 16.4
Project summary: East Cape communities will work together with the Department of Conservation to lead community-based monitoring for Myrtle Rust in the East Cape Region.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Te Rea

Recipient: Tairāwhiti Environment Centre
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.2
Project summary: Te Rea is a programme run under the umbrella of the Tairāwhiti Environment Centre. Te Rea’s purpose is to remove barriers for whanau hapu based entities by providing any necessary project and business support that allows whanau to participate in environmental mahi.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Tairawhiti Agroecology Recovery Project

Recipient: Tairawhiti Environment Centre
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 4
Project summary: A multi-partner catchment restoration and hapū-employment initiative, focused on riparian and hill country restoration, erosion mitigation, cultural revitalisation and community wellbeing.
Project duration: 9 months
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Ngāti Porou Reafforestation Project

Recipient: Ngāti Porou Holding Company Limited (NPHC)
Crown funding: $997,540
Estimated full time jobs created: 13.56
Project summary: Convert 30% of forestry holdings to permanent native forest through the establishment of a native tree nursery and planting.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Waimatā Catchment Predator Management and Species Restoration Project

Recipient: Waimatā Catchment Group
Crown funding: $308,300
Estimated full time jobs created: 4.22
Project summary: Predator management in 3,000 ha of mixed farmland/bush/riparian areas to support the long-term goal of reintroduction of pāteke, ngutukaka/kakabeak and eventually kakariki into the catchment.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi Waahi Tapu Restoration Project

Recipient: Te Taua o Ngā Ariki Kaiputahi Ltd
Crown funding: $633,200
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.97
Project summary: Protect six significant waahi tapu sites from predators and weed species invasion. Carry out ecosystem restoration and native planting.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Eastern Whio Link

Recipient: Eastern Whio Link
Crown funding: $700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.99
Project summary: A Marae led project that aims to increase whio and kiwi to carrying capacity on the East Coast by expanding the predator control work, and enhance the connection of mana whenua to the landscapes.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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Raukumara Ranges Restoration

Recipient: DOC internal project in partnership with Ngāti Porou and te Whanau a Apanui
Crown funding: $34,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 194.7
Project summary: A partnership between Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, and Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) which will strengthen cultural connections with the Raukūmara, involving pest control over 150,000 hectares of land and contribute to habitat and species recovery.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti
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DOC/MSD TALT Conservation Skills & Employment Pilot

Recipient: Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Crown funding: $7,112
Estimated full time jobs created: 1.4
Project summary: This nine-week training programme, delivered under partnership between DOC and MSD, enables job seekers to obtain work experience, skills, fitness, and motivation for work readiness while doing conservation work.
Project duration: 9 weeks
Region: Gisborne-Tairāwhiti


Te Ngāhere

Recipient: Ngāhere Limited
Crown funding: $2,040,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 27
Project summary: This project will partner with Cape Sanctuary to deliver many conservation outputs as well as development of whanau and community skill base to understand, engage and respond positively to conservation issues.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Kia eke Te Ngarue, Kia eke Arapawanui

Recipient: Maungaharuru-Tangitū Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $1,896,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24
Project summary: Project aims to restore two awa, Te Ngarue and Arapawanui and build capacity within the hapū to manage their landscape scale restoration project
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Ka Hikitia

Recipient: Te Wai Mauri Limited
Crown funding: $990,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15
Project summary: Te Wai Mauri Limited has been established to take 15 unemployed whanau members and upskill them to become Kaitiaki Rangers to undertake conservation activities within their community, become skilled in nursey work and provide vital support roles.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Te Whanganui a Orotu

Recipient: Te Taiwhenua o Te Whanganui a Orotu
Crown funding: $1,470,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24
Project summary: This project will undertake pest and weed control of the 470ha Ahuriri Estuary. The project will focus on employing and training wahine who have school aged children to give them opportunities to work on the whenua, estuary and biodiversity.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Ngā Manu Taiao o Tāmaki nui-a-Rua

Recipient: Ngāti Kahungunu ki Tāmaki nui-a-Rua
Crown funding: $1,780,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: A new programme to employ 10 whānau members and upskill them to undertake fencing, riparian planting, pest control and conservation activities in the Tararua/Manawatū District.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Kaitiaki Taiao

Recipient: Ngāti Pāhauwera Development Trust
Crown funding: $1,640,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 20.4
Project summary: This is a collaborative ecological restoration project, working with marae, members, land trusts, government and research agencies to focus on riparian management, native planting, kaka beak protection, and waterway, lake and wetland protection between Te Hauke and Waihua.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Mauri Oho Project – Ruahine Species Recovery

Recipient: Manaaki Ruahine Trust
Crown funding: $2,506,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 31.5
Project summary: Landscape scale trapping for rats and mustelids and riparian recovery on multiple owned Māori Trust Land and Public Conservation Land in the Northern Ruahine Range and neighbouring farmland to protect whio, kiwi and other taonga
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Te Whanganui-A-Orotu (Ahuriri Estuary) Restoration Project

Recipient: Hohepa Hawke's Bay
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.99
Project summary: Expand and protect the wetland habitat that services Te Whanganui-A-Orotu (Ahuriri Estuary) and establish riparian protection zones along the Taipo Stream and the associated waterways.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Biodiversity Protection and Restoration on Private Land

Recipient: Hawke's Bay Regional Council
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 23.97
Project summary: Protect high biodiversity value remnant bush sites through deer fencing and pest plant and animal control throughout Hawke's Bay.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Hawke's Bay
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Karioi Rahui Eco Sanctuary

Recipient: Ruapehu Worx
Crown funding: $2,383,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: This rescoped project consists of both the Karioi Rahui eco sanctuary and Te Waiū-o-Te-Ika projects, focusing on pest plant and animal management. Both projects are connected through Ruapehu being the head waters for the Whangaehu catchment Te Waiū-o-Te-Ika.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Muaupoko Ki Uta Ki Tai

Recipient: Muaupoko Tribal Authority
Crown funding: $2,222,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 28
Project summary: This project will re-establish a nursery and undertake conservation activities such as restoration planting and predator control at Lake Horowhenua, Hokio Stream, Waitarere Forest block and surrounding Māori land.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Southern Ruahine Kiwi Habitat Restoration Project

Recipient: Environment Network Manawatu Incorporated
Crown funding: $930,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.7
Project summary: This project will create jobs for professional and community trappers to help whio and kiwi recovery by removing stoats and other pests from strategic sections of the Southern Ruahine forest.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Haumanu Ūkaipō: Revitalising our place of origin, and our love for our ancestral whenua and wai

Recipient: Ngā Wairiki - Ngāti Apa Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $960,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.9
Project summary: This project will see extensive pest eradication activities, planting of native species, track development, fencing and riparian planting.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Whakahaumaru Te Whenua Project

Recipient: Ngā Kaitiaki O Ngāti Kauwhata Incorporated
Crown funding: $1,489,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 18.9
Project summary: This project aims to establish a Taiao team to increase the educational, training, employment and cultural capacity of Ngāti Kauwhata Iwi members.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Rangitane o Manawatu Tinorangatiritanga

Recipient: Te Ao Turoa Environmental Centre (Whakapai Hauora)
Crown funding: $1,680,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 20.1
Project summary: This project will complete freshwater restoration and freshwater pest control at many sites throughout Rangitāne o Manawatū rohe.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Phase 1 Foundation Pōkākā Ecosanctuary foundation Pest Management & Cultural Monitoring programme

Recipient: Te Mano o te Whenua Tupua
Crown funding: $1,920,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30.9
Project summary: Pōkākā would be the first Iwi-led ecosanctuary in New Zealand. An inland island ecological sanctuary restoring traditional habitats and bio-diverse forest resources to our kaumātua, support breeding, as well as reintroduction and conservation of highly endangered taonga species.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Ngahere Manaaki

Recipient: Aorangi Whanau Trust
Crown funding: $477,500
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.39
Project summary: Planting mahoe and punga alongside predator control in Jerusalem Whanganui Awa.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Te Maru O Aorangi

Recipient: Aorangi Awarua Trust
Crown funding: $996,480
Estimated full time jobs created: 19.95
Project summary: Implement a predator control programme, extend and maintain the track network and huts and offer training to locals in the North East Ruahine.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks Indigenous Biodiversity Recovery Project

Recipient: Sika Foundation Conservation Trust, Central Nth Island Sika Foundation Inc., NZ Game Animal Council
Crown funding: $699,750
Estimated full time jobs created: 17
Project summary: Community-based predator control to protect whio and regeneration of indigenous species within the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Forest Parks.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Ngā Awa Whanganui: Te Awa Tupua o Whanganui

Recipient: Ngā Tāngata Tiaki Custodian Trustee Limited
Crown funding: $7,861,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 60.9
Project summary: A 4 year landscape-scale restoration project designed to mitigate soil erosion, improve freshwater quality and enhance biodiversity of Te Awa Tupua.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Manawatū-Whanganui
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Wilding Pine - Forestry Redeployment Extension

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24
Project summary: Workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic are redeployed into short-term roles that support conservation activities.
Project duration: 3 months
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $800,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.5
Project summary: A platform to connect businesses struggling to keep their staff employed, and provide unemployed workers opportunities into nature-based employment.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Nationwide
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Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme

Recipient: Predator Free NZ Trust
Crown funding: $4,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 76
Project summary: Apprentices undergo training in animal pest management, complete their NZ Certificate in Pest Operations and provide support to local conservation community groups.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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Accelerate stewardship of rare and threatened species

Recipient: QEII National Trust | Ngā Kairauhī Papa (QEII)
Crown funding: $999,932
Estimated full time jobs created: 7.5
Project summary: Accelerate stewardship of rare and threatened species and habitats in Eastern South Island QEII covenants.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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QEII covenant deer eradication project

Recipient: QEII National Trust | Ngā Kairauhī Papa (QEII)
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 19
Project summary: Carry out fencing and deer control around high priority QEII covenants across NZ.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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National Hunter Education and Training Scheme - NZ Deerstalkers Association Inc.

Recipient: NZ Deerstalkers Association
Crown funding: $488,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.9
Project summary: NZ Deerstalkers Association (NZDA) will expand and enhance the classroom and practical/field training known as the Hunter National Training Scheme (HUNTS).
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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National Hunter Education and Training Scheme - NZ Game Animal Council

Recipient: NZ Game Animal Council
Crown funding: $212,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 3.9
Project summary: To develop a national online recreational hunter safety and education programme that will provide foundational knowledge to new and inexperienced hunters.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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Protecting the Gains - Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (QEII)

Recipient: Queen Elizabeth II National Trust
Crown funding: $8,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 33.5
Project summary: This funding is about protecting the private land biodiversity gains made through Jobs for Nature. Projects that have been awarded Jobs for Nature funding can apply to QEII to have their land legally protected through an Open Space Covenant or other protection agreement.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Nationwide
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Predator Free 2050 Ltd

Recipient: Predator Free 2050 Ltd
Crown funding: $76,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 500
Project summary: The project involves investment in the mobilisation of 15 large-scale landscape projects around New Zealand.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Nationwide
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Kiwis for kiwi

Recipient: The Kiwi Trust
Crown funding: $17,700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 195
Project summary: Large-scale predator control projects across Aotearoa that increase habitat available for kiwi and involve iwi, hapū and private landowners.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN) - Stage 2 Partnering to Plant

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6.7
Project summary: Stage 2 will enable six of the Sustainable Business Network's locally-based planting partners to create nature-based jobs in all areas of planting, Catchment group coordination; Education and skills training; Programme planning and delivery; Partnership coordination and delivery.
Project duration: 10 weeks
Region: Nationwide
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National Conservation Leaders Programme

Recipient: TNC New Zealand Trust
Crown funding: $400,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 5.2
Project summary: The Recipient will deliver a nationwide training programme to build the capacity of New Zealand's conservation and natural resource management leaders to achieve greater conservation impact, building a future where both people and nature thrive.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide


Sustainable Business Network (SBN) - Stage 3 Partnering to Plant

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $1,200,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 16.2
Project summary: Stage 3 would also see a doubling of the job duration from 8-10 weeks to 15-20 week employment opportunities. It is estimated that stage 3 will provide employment for 45 individuals over a 4-5 month period ending in June 2021 (16.2FTE)
Project duration: 6 months
Region: Nationwide
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Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme Extension

Recipient: Predator Free NZ Trust
Crown funding: $2,350,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 69
Project summary: The predator free apprentice programme takes candidates and places them with partner organisations to receive formal and informal predator control training.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Nationwide
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Lead Removal from buildings within kea habitat

Recipient: Kea Conservation Trust
Crown funding: $950,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.1
Project summary: This project proposes to reduce the incidence of lead poisoning in kea by removing lead head nails and flashings from buildings in front country sites where kea frequent.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN) - Stage 4 Partnering to Plant

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 34
Project summary: Stage 4 proposes to continue this successful programme for a further 12 months and includes extensive planting, weeding and fencing to improve habitat and food sources for native species, protect endangered species from predators, and improve water and air quality.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Nationwide
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Taiororoa o Waipoua

Recipient: Te Roroa Commercial Development Ltd
Crown funding: $760,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: The project will undertake terrestrial restoration of the Waipoua riverbank, led by the mana whenua Te Roroa iwi. The River is currently heavily burdened with pest plants such as ginger, tobacco weed, wilding pines, aristae and others
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Northland
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Opua Forest Recovery

Recipient: Bay Bush Action Trust
Crown funding: $700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 10.4
Project summary: The project will support large-scale predator control in Opua Forest in the Bay of Islands.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Northland
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Russell Forest

Recipient: Te Rūnanga o Taumarere ki Rakaumangamanga
Crown funding: $1,565,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24.8
Project summary: The project seeks to implement the Russell Forest 20 Year Forest HealthPlan, undertaking animal pest control (possums, rats and mustelids) across 4000 hectares and conducting a survey of pest plants in the area to plan for future weed control.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Ngā Mana o te Wai

Recipient: Te Runanga O NgaiTakoto
Crown funding: $2,640,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 44
Project summary: The project will undertake mammalian and fish pest control, weed control, sand dune restoration, dune lake restoration, riparian restoration and fencing of ecologically significant areas within a 30,000 ha area in the Far North.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Te Haumihi ō Ngāti Kuri

Recipient: Ngāti Kurī Trust Board
Crown funding: $2,640,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 41.2
Project summary: Te Haumihi ō Ngāti Kuri is a comprehensive capability advancement proposal to grow jobs in nature with long term ecological and environmental gains, delivering extensive sand dune and landscape restoration in the Te Paki area of the Far North.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Oranga Whenua, Oranga Tāngata/Restore , Grow, Thrive - Phase 2

Recipient: Te Rūnanga Nui o Te Aupōuri Trust
Crown funding: $2,350,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 43
Project summary: Project will deliver landscape scale restoration (planting, weed control, pest control, ecological monitoring) at three significant sites within the Te Aupouri rohe in the Far North.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Te Arai Reserve

Recipient: Te Aupōuri Commercial Development Ltd
Crown funding: $639,900
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.67
Project summary: Project funding will go towards fencing 14km of reserve boundaries to stop localised pests (e.g. Te Aupōuri horses) from entering the reserve and the most effective way to eradicate predators from the reserve.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Northland
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Te Komanga Whangaroa

Recipient: Te Komanga Marae Trust
Crown funding: $2,057,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 34.1
Project summary: Pest control (rat, possum, pig, goat) wilding pine control and weed control in the Whangaroa Harbour (Ranfurly Scenic Reserve).
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Mahi a Tengatenga Kaitiaki Programme

Recipient: Whirinaki Toiora Trust Ltd
Crown funding: $960,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: This project will support the ecological restoration of the Whirinaki Awa (Waima Forest) in the Hokianga by carrying out long-term eradication pest plants and pest animals and includes complete water quality monitoring on waterways.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Northland
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Kaitiaki Kauri

Recipient: Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi
Crown funding: $840,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 14
Project summary: This project will prevent the spread of kauri dieback disease in several key Northland forests such as the Whangaroa, Russell, Opua and Puketi Omahuta
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Northland
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Warawara Whakaora Ake

Recipient: Te Runanga o Te Rarawa
Crown funding: $2,212,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 36
Project summary: Continuation of forestry workers redeployment project in the Warawara forest
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Moemoea Puketi Omahuta

Recipient: Puketi Forest Trust Board
Crown funding: $3,015,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 51
Project summary: This project enables large-scale predator trapping in the Puketi and Omahuta Forests.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Kia hoki mai te ketekete a ngā manu ki nga Ngahere o Ngāti Hine

Recipient: Ngāti Hine Forestry Trust
Crown funding: $668,400
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.12
Project summary: Establish predator control over 5,600 ha targeting rats, stoats and possums.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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He Tapuwae Tūpoto, He Taiao Tūroa

Recipient: Tapuwae Incorporation
Crown funding: $541,310
Estimated full time jobs created: 10.56
Project summary: Animal and plant pest control without using poisons in North Hokianga
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Te Pewhairangi marine kaitiaki training

Recipient: TriOceans (In collaboration with Ngā Hapū o te Pēwhairangi and Carino Sailing and Dolphins
Crown funding: $627,080
Estimated full time jobs created: 10.17
Project summary: Collaborate with TriOceans marine researchers, Ngā Hapū o te Pēwhairangi and Carino sailing and Dolphins to develop a Kaitiaki training course for 24 students.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Whananaki Indigenous biodiversity restoration

Recipient: Whakapaumahara Marae Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $675,576
Estimated full time jobs created: 14.34
Project summary: Predator and weed control, and establishment of a native plant nursery to enable planting in Whananaki.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Te Toa Whenua

Recipient: Te Roroa Iwi
Crown funding: $687,402
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.27
Project summary: Mana-whenua led weed control, native tree planting and predator control over 900ha of ex-forestry land in the lower Waipoua Valley.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Ngā Maunga Tapu o Te Uri o Hau

Recipient: Te Uri o Hau Environs Holdings
Crown funding: $579,638
Estimated full time jobs created: 10.93
Project summary: Undertake monitoring of Kauri dieback alongside weed control and planting for erosion and sediment control in Pukekaroro and Pukearenga.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Iwi Collaboration for Kauri Ora

Recipient: Te Roroa Commercial Development Company
Crown funding: $3,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: A historic collaboration between iwi groups in Northland to tackle Kauri dieback, needs vary but includes prevention, mitigation, education, behaviour change, treatment, restoration and surveillance.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Northland
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Increasing jobs in hoiho conservation

Recipient: Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust
Crown funding: $422,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: Species monitoring and conservation work for the recovery of hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins, as well as pest control and fencing around hoiho habitat.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Otago
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Southern Lakes Sanctuary

Recipient: Southern Lakes Sanctuary Trust
Crown funding: $2,986,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 38.7
Project summary: This project delivers landscape scale predator control conservation to a diverse range of indigenous fauna including high alpine species, forest birds, braided river birds, wetland birds, bats, and a high diversity of lizards.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Te Nukuroa o Matamata – Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou

Recipient: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou Incorporated
Crown funding: $5,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 71.25
Project summary: Biodiversity enhancement through a range of wetland, river and riparian habitat restoration of the Taiari catchment , including mātauranga Māori to empower kaitiakitanga.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Penguin Place

Recipient: Penguin Place Ltd
Crown funding: $633,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.52
Project summary: This project will undertake predator control, fencing and weeding to protect hoiho habitat, monitor hoiho nesting and support the operations of the Penguin Place Rehabilitation Centre.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Otago
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Tucker Beach Restoration Project

Recipient: Friends of Tucker Beach
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 14.3
Project summary: Weed control and planting on the braided riverbed systems of Tucker Beach Reserve near Queenstown.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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The Rehabilitation of Te Wai Whakaata – The Lake Hayes Catchment

Recipient: Mana Tāhuna
Crown funding: $4,450,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 64.1
Project summary: The project will restore Lake Hayes through catchment restoration work including, 300,000 riparian plantings, wetland restoration, sediment traps, non-native tree removal, fencing and pest control.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Routeburn-Dart Wildlife Trust Predator Trapping project

Recipient: Routeburn Dart Wildlife Trust
Crown funding: $416,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: Employment of local people to undertake existing predator trapping networks in the Dart, Greenstone, Caples and Routeburn valleys, to support the recovery of the mohua and other at-risk species that inhabit the upper Wakatipu basin.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Queenstown Workforce Hub

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $250,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.96
Project summary: Local Council and business establish a business workforce hub providing recruitment to displaced tourism workers into conservation projects within the region.
Project duration: 60 days
Region: Otago
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Maintaining the Gains - Protecting and restoring indigenous biodiversity on private land

Recipient: Otago Regional Council
Crown funding: $961,234
Estimated full time jobs created: 11
Project summary: Protect high value biodiversity QEII covenants in Otago through pest plant control.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Tautuku Restoration

Recipient: Royal Forest & Bird Protection Society Dunedin Branch
Crown funding: $577,274
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: Maintain and increase current trapping and establish new pest controls in the Maclennan Range, Fleming and Tautuku River catchments and the Catlins.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Otago
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Tamatea Restoration Project

Recipient: Pure Salt Cruises
Crown funding: $699,200
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: Project will deliver a boost to stoat control on Resolution Island in the Tamatea/Dusky Sound area - one of the most intact ecological systems nationally.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Big Bay Awarua Ecosystem Restoration Project

Recipient: Big Bay Awarua Conservation Trust
Crown funding: $383,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.21
Project summary: This project will establish a 915ha predator control grid at Big Bay Awarua to protect vulnerable threatened species in the area. The grid will be centred around the Waiuna Lagoon, a significant high ecological value wetland system
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Hokonui Rūnanga Catlins Biodiversity Project

Recipient: Hokonui Rūnanga
Crown funding: $2,876,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 36
Project summary: The Hokonui Rūnanga Catlins biodiversity project will undertake pest control operations of flora and fauna pest species within the Catlins and Forest Hills areas.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Fiordland Undaria Control Programme

Recipient: Environment Southland
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 36
Project summary: This project seeks to re-deploy and recruit people from the Te Anau community to assist in containing and eliminating Undaria in Fiordland.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Southland
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Weeding Fiordland’s Buffer Zone

Recipient: Environment Southland
Crown funding: $690,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: This project aims to protect the biodiversity of Fiordland National Park through weeding projects along the park boundary.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Southland
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Te Tapu o Tāne project

Recipient: Te Tapu o Tāne Limited
Crown funding: $2,125,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 25
Project summary: This Project supports four Papatipu Rūnanga o Murihiku to set up three native plant nursery businesses and provide an ongoing environmental resource through enhanced native tree supply, skilled labour and knowledge of restoration practices.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Restoring Rakiura project – Stewart Island

Recipient: Stewart Island / Rakiura Community and Environment Trust (SIRCET)
Crown funding: $2,040,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 45.3
Project summary: The project will deliver weed control and intensify and expand existing predator control to secure biodiversity outcomes around Oban, Halfmoon Bay and adjacent areas.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Southland
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Bringing the Park to the People through Trail Enhancement

Recipient: Fiordland Trails Trust
Crown funding: $973,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.1
Project summary: The Project based in Te Anau will deliver enhancements to existing and multi-use trail networks in the Fiordland area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Whakatipu Waitai Predator Control Expansion

Recipient: Hollyford Conservation Trust
Crown funding: $694,505
Estimated full time jobs created: 11
Project summary: Establish an effective predator trapping network over 12,000 ha in the Lower Hollyford Valley, Fiordland National Park, to provide secure habitat for a range of vulnerable indigenous species.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Whakatere te Korowai o Awarua (Accelerate the Cloak of Awarua)

Recipient: Bluff Hill Motupohue Environment Trust
Crown funding: $686,228
Estimated full time jobs created: 14
Project summary: Continue Awarua habitat restoration through predator control, native replanting and weed eradication.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Waiwhakaiho Catchment Restoration

Recipient: Te Kotahitanga o Te Ātiawa Trust
Crown funding: $927,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 11
Project summary: The Recipient will undertake restoration work to revitalise taonga species habitats on the Waiwhakaiho River and create an ecological corridor from the Taranaki Mounga to the sea.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Taranaki
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He taiao, he taiora, he tai tangata

Recipient: Te Kāhui o Taranaki Iwi Custodian Trustee Limited
Crown funding: $960,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.99
Project summary: This project purpose is to enhance and protect the wellbeing of our taiao, nurture a strong connection between uri and our whenua, maunga and awa and leverage our understanding of our taiao to transform whānau wellbeing.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Manaaki Awa, Manaaki Tangata

Recipient: Otaraua Hapū Management Committee
Crown funding: $960,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12.7
Project summary: The purpose of the project is to protect, restore and revitalise the health and mauri of the wai within the Waitara River catchment for the current generation and future generations.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Taranaki
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Taranaki Mounga Project

Recipient: Taranaki Mounga Project Ltd
Crown funding: $720,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: The restoration of whio habitat within the rohe of Ngāruahine by increasing mustelid trapping along suitable waterbodies on Taranaki Mounga.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Tupu Rawa

Recipient: Parininihi ki Waitotara Incorporation
Crown funding: $1,200,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 20
Project summary: Through this Project, the Recipient will restore and enhance the biodiversity and cultural values across waterways and stream tributaries throughout the wider Taranaki Region.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Taranaki
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Ngā Rauru

Recipient: Te Kahui o Rauru/Kii Tahi Ltd
Crown funding: $1,440,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 22.8
Project summary: The project seeks to create positions to build capability of the workforce to support the growth of the social enterprise Kii Tahi Nursery Ltd.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Te Kohanga Ahuru

Recipient: Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Mutunga Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $480,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6
Project summary: A collaboration from the three Northern Iwi in Taranaki working towards ensuring that the forests within the rohe will provide a safe home for kiwi - a taonga species for all of us.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Ngāti Tawhirikura Hapū

Recipient: Ngāti Tawhirikura Hapū Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $1,760,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 22
Project summary: Restore and revitalise taonga species habitats on Waiwhakaiho River to encourage mahinga kai rehabilitation and enhancement. This is the continuation of Waiwhakaiho Catchment Restoration project.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Taranaki
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Kiwi Monitoring and Habitat Protection

Recipient: Taranaki Kiwi Trust
Crown funding: $480,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 7.8
Project summary: This project supports Te Papakura o Taranaki's kiwi population by carry out monitoring and survey in community projects, developing new protected habitats, supporting landowners with predator control as well as intensifying existing predator control in the area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Rotokare Sanctuary and Halo

Recipient: Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust
Crown funding: $480,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 7.8
Project summary: This community-led Trust has created Taranaki’s pest-free sanctuary, which is a focal-point for community engagement with nature including threatened species.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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The Parininihi Project

Recipient: Tiaki Te Mauri o Parininihi Trust
Crown funding: $480,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6.4
Project summary: The central aim of this project is to ensure the long-term protection of the health of Parininihi, reintroduce kōkako and other species lost from the area, and strengthen people’s connection to the land.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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ETET Private Land Trap Replacement

Recipient: East Taranaki Environmental Trust
Crown funding: $308,066
Estimated full time jobs created: 5.62
Project summary: Replace ageing traps across 13,000 ha of private land to control predators in East Taranaki.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Te Ara Taiao

Recipient: Taranaki Environmental Education Trust (TEET), operating as Sustainable Taranaki (ST)
Crown funding: $684,720
Estimated full time jobs created: 10.44
Project summary: A network of education coordinators will work with young people to provide experience on biodiversity restoration projects to enable them to enter conservation jobs and pursue conservation as a career.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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The Gateway to the Matemateonga Range - Omoana Project - Rotokare to Omoana Biodiversity Corridor

Recipient: Eight Hundred Trust
Crown funding: $606,352
Estimated full time jobs created: 7.98
Project summary: Predator and pest weed control to create a biodiversity corridor between Lake Rotokare and Omoana.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Taranaki
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Maitai Ecological Restoration

Recipient: Nelson City Council
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Developed in partnership with local iwi, this project undertakes pest, plant and animal management, site preparation and native planting throughout various sites in the region.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Ngāti Koata Project Support Roles

Recipient: Ngāti Koata Trust
Crown funding: $53,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 2
Project summary: Ngāti Koata and Ngāti Rārua received funding for two project support personnel, to assist Kotahitanga mō te Taiao regional partnership develop future Jobs for Nature submissions.
Project duration: 4 months
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Mt. Richmond Wilding Conifers Project

Recipient: Tasman District Council
Crown funding: $620,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: An extension of the MPI-funded Mt Richmond Forest Park Wilding Conifer control, this programme provides ground control teams to target the smaller trees and seedlings.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Ngāti Koata Project Support Roles - Extended

Recipient: Tasman District Council
Crown funding: $107,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 1.3
Project summary: An extension of the two current Kotahitanga mō te Taiao project support roles.
Project duration: 8 months
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Restoring and Protecting Significant Flora Ecosystems at Scale

Recipient: The Nature Conservancy New Zealand Trust
Crown funding: $6,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 87
Project summary: The project will enable large-scale organised weed management in significant natural areas and site/ weed lead projects across the Northern South Island/ Kotahitanga mō te Taiao rohe.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Kaimahi for Nature Connected (KNC)

Recipient: Whenua-Iti Trust Incorporated
Crown funding: $980,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 32
Project summary: A programme to increase young people’s connection with nature to run across the upper South Island.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Picton Dawn Chorus Project

Recipient: Picton Dawn Chorus Incorporated
Crown funding: $700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 18.9
Project summary: The recipient will increase predator trapping (rats, mustelids, possums and feral cats) focusing on Picton's urban bush areas.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Te Hoiere/ Pelorus

Recipient: Marlborough District Council
Crown funding: $7,580,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 79
Project summary: The Te Hoiere/ Pelorus Catchment freshwater restoration project, supported by a range of stakeholders, will restore the Nga Awa ecosystem, whilst also establishing a nursery to provide plants and Mahinga Kai for the long term.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Restoration of high biodiversity value sites in Wakapuaka and Whangamoa catchments.

Recipient: Nelson City Council
Crown funding: $990,628
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.92
Project summary: Restore sites of high ecological and cultural value in the Wakapuaka and Whangamoa catchments, including iwi owned land through weed control, seed collection, plant propagation, cultural health monitoring, and training and employment opportunities.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Creating jobs for eco-restoration in Mohua (Golden Bay)

Recipient: Project De-Vine Environmental Trust
Crown funding: $700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 13.5
Project summary: Undertake weed control to achieve and maintain zero-density for all invasive plants and trees in Mohua / Golden Bay. Project includes setting up a trapping network for stoats, rats, and possums, as well as training courses and health and safety awareness.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Invasive & Noxious Weed Control

Recipient: Brook Waimarama Sanctuary
Crown funding: $416,008
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.3
Project summary: Accelerating the weed control programme which to date has relied solely on volunteer labour. A coordinator and field workers to control, and where possible remove, noxious, unwanted and non-native plants.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Limestone Coast Restoration Project

Recipient: East Coast protection Group
Crown funding: $327,600
Estimated full time jobs created: 6
Project summary: Replant coastal vegetation, remove weed and animal pests and monitor the coast from Marfells Beach to the Waima River (42km) following the 2016 earthquake.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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THL Waitomo Region Restoration

Recipient: Tourism Holdings Ltd
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 10
Project summary: This project is an opportunity to save jobs within the Discover Waitomo business while restoring significant sites in the area.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Waikato
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Maungatautari to Pirongia Ecological Corridor

Recipient: Apakura Rūnanga Trust Board
Crown funding: $250,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 3
Project summary: This project will create an ecological corridor reconnecting Maungatautari to Pirongia along the Mangapiko and Ngāparierua streams to enhance native species present, transform iwi connections to the awa and improve water quality.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Waitomo region restoration to support jobs - Programme extension

Recipient: Tourism Holdings Ltd
Crown funding: $650,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.6
Project summary: The programme extension to a successfully funded project for 2021, which saved 15 jobs, set up a robust operational structure and is completing valuable conservation mahi.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Waikato
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Te Mauri o Waihou

Recipient: Raukawa Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $993,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 13.47
Project summary: Implement a landscape design and biodiversity management plan associated with Te Puna and Te Waihou and a Ranger monitoring and environmental management programme.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Oranga Taiao, Oranga Tūwharetoa

Recipient: Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 11
Project summary: Project will see restoration of more than 10 significant sites in the Taupo catchment, including retiring farming and grazing sites, pest control, fencing, weed control and freshwater restoration.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Waikato
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Ngā wai o Te Nehenehenui

Recipient: Wai Ora River Care Limited
Crown funding: $405,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6.3
Project summary: Wai Ora River Care plans to grow and nurture 41,750 native plants and then undertake the necessary riparian work to plant these within the identified areas within Te Nehenehenui, and then provide further maintenance support for the planted areas.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Waikato
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Waipapa Pikiāriki Project

Recipient: Kaitiaki Pest Control Solutions Ltd
Crown funding: $760,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.94
Project summary: The project will support pest control over native forest in the Pūreora area, consisting of the establishment of a halo around Pikiāriki to increase the efficacy of current pest control, supporting pest control in Waipapa and whio protection in the Ōngārue River.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Waikato
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Lake Rotoaira Forest Biodiversity Management

Recipient: E ora Tāne Pest Management Limited Partnership
Crown funding: $753,200
Estimated full time jobs created: 17.4
Project summary: This project will remove invasive predators from around Lake Rotoaira and extend weed control management in the highly significant Rotoaira Wetlands.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Tūwharetoa - Manaaki Whenua

Recipient: Te Kotahitanga o Ngāti Tūwharetoa
Crown funding: $542,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 10
Project summary: Restoration planting using native species, and pest and weed control of the Opotaka Historic Reserve and Te Pōrere Redoubt in Northern Tongariro National Park.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Restoration of the islands of the Motukawao Group

Recipient: Ngā Motu Aroha Trust
Crown funding: $832,100
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.51
Project summary: Remove animal and plant pests from eleven Māori-owned islands of the Motukawao Group, off the western coast of the Coromandel Peninsula, and translocate species that previously existed on the islands.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Predator Free Franklin & North West Waikato

Recipient: Te Ara Hikoi - Predator Free Franklin
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 18.9436752449061
Project summary: Support landowners to actively manage pest animals within private land covenants in Franklin.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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He Kākana Ora

Recipient: Owhaoko A Trust
Crown funding: $529,970
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.63
Project summary: Extend current work under Kawenata programme to preserve the alpine environment and extend biodiversity research within the Kaweka and Kaimanawa ranges.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Urban gully indigenous biodiversity protection and restoration

Recipient: Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust
Crown funding: $653,359
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.96
Project summary: Native plant and weed control to support restoration of the Mangaiti Gully.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Urban gully indigenous biodiversity protection and restoration

Recipient: Mangaiti Gully Restoration Trust
Crown funding: $653,356
Estimated full time jobs created: 16
Project summary: Native plant and weed control to support restoration of the Mangaiti Gully.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Employing our Rangatahi on the Maunga

Recipient: Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust. T/A Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
Crown funding: $589,416
Estimated full time jobs created: 15.99
Project summary: Expand monitoring and surveillance and repairs to the predator-proof fence at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, and employ and train four full time cadet rangers.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Employing our Rangatahi on the Maunga

Recipient: Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust T/A Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
Crown funding: $589,416
Estimated full time jobs created: 16
Project summary: Expand monitoring and surveillance and repairs to the predator-proof fence at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, and employ and train four full time cadet rangers.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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Te Haumanu O Hei Kauri Dieback

Recipient: Ngāti Hei Holdings Limited
Crown funding: $1,475,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 22.5
Project summary: This project centres around empowering Ngāti Hei, to undertake kaitiaki around on stopping the spread of kauri dieback disease to protect the mauri of the Hukarahi forest and to raise a team of iwi based kaitiaki.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Waikato
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The Hem of Remutaka Coastal Wetland Restoration

Recipient: Conservation Volunteers New Zealand - Remutaka
Crown funding: $1,560,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 19.5
Project summary: This project intention is about restoring threatened coastal and wetland systems; ecological connectivity, improving tracks for hikers and cyclists, fishing and diving activities along the Eastbourne, Parangarahu and Wainuiomata coastlines.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Wellington
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Ngā pari e rua – A rohe wide indigenous biodiversity restoration project

Recipient: Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated
Crown funding: $1,560,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 19.5
Project summary: The project will deliver landscape scale restoration to multiple significant sites around the Porirua basin and deliver cultural awareness training to the public.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Wellington


Kohunui Nursery

Recipient: Kohunui Marae
Crown funding: $145,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 2.1
Project summary: The project will support the establishment of an iwi-owned nursery in the Wairarapa, which will support regional restoration projects.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Wellington
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Wainuioru Restoration

Recipient: Wainuioru Community River Care Group
Crown funding: $816,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.5
Project summary: In the Wairarapa funding will build on the work of the Wainuioru Community River Care Group in improving the health of waterways in the upper reaches of the Wainuioru catchment.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Wellington
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Waikanae Waterways Restoration

Recipient: Groundtruth Ltd
Crown funding: $8,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 92.7
Project summary: The new funding builds on the Waikanae ki Uta ki Tai (WKUKT) ‘mountains to sea’ project established in 2019 to restore the river catchment’s health.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Wellington
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Rabbit control to reduce predation pressure on the tāonga of Pūkaha

Recipient: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre
Crown funding: $699,600
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.97
Project summary: Programme to drive down rabbit numbers in the pastoral buffer zone around the Pūkaha Conservation Reserve to reduce predators and increase protection for kiwi, kokako, kaka and other forest species.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Wellington
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DOC/MSD: Conservation Skills and Employment Pilot

Recipient: Greater Wellington Regional Council
Crown funding: $54,846
Estimated full time jobs created: 10
Project summary: This nine-week training programme, delivered under partnership between DOC and MSD, enables job seekers to obtain work experience, skills, fitness, and motivation for work readiness while doing conservation work.
Project duration: 9 weeks
Region: Wellington


West Coast South Island Iwi Project Support Roles

Recipient: Pōkeka Poutini Ngāi Tahu Ltd
Crown funding: $80,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 1
Project summary: A project support role to ensure that Treaty participation is equitable, that values are recognised and provided for in the development of projects.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: West Coast
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Predator Free South Westland

Recipient: Predator Free South Westland Limited
Crown funding: $3,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 40
Project summary: The wider project will eliminate rats, possums and stoats and create enduring biodiversity legacies across the alpine, backcountry, lowland forests, farmlands, westlands and townships in the South Westland World Heritage Area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: West Coast
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Sustaining the South Westland Community

Recipient: Development West Coast
Crown funding: $1,280,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: An extension of the existing project, the work involves track and hut maintenance, biodiversity monitoring and weed control primarily, with some AI image analysis, data entry and education, and advocacy-related work.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: West Coast
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Weed Free Te Tai Poutini

Recipient: Development West Coast
Crown funding: $3,294,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 56
Project summary: The project will employ workers to deliver terrestrial weed surveillance and control throughout Westland, from the Taramakau River to Barn Bay and from the mountains to the sea.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: West Coast
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Sustainable Wild Whitebait Fishery Project

Recipient: West Coast Regional Council
Crown funding: $1,361,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 17.6
Project summary: The project purpose is to enhance whitebait spawning sites, improve and create adult habitats and identify barriers to the movement of fish.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: West Coast
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South Westland Conservation & Tourism Support

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 50
Project summary: The work of this project specifically is intended to increase the diversity of recreational opportunities for visitors and build resilience to the impacts of climate change on the region.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: West Coast
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Backcountry Trust

Recipient: Backcountry Trust
Crown funding: $1,996,280
Estimated full time jobs created: 26.9
Project summary: The Backcountry Trust contracts people from the outdoors and construction industries to restore and build huts, provide track maintenance and build bridges.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: West Coast
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Punakaiki Wetland Restoration

Recipient: Conservation Volunteers NZ
Crown funding: $3,744,755
Estimated full time jobs created: 52
Project summary: Large-scale restoration of prime conservation area, leveraging nursery facilities to produce eco-sourced plants, expanding into farmland and wetland restoration at Bullock Creek.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: West Coast
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Arahura Strategic Waterway

Recipient: Māwhera Incorporation
Crown funding: $3,002,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 44
Project summary: This freshwater restoration project will restore and enhance waterways in the Arahura catchment on the West Coast.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: West Coast
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He Kākano Native Tree Nursery and Restoration Team

Recipient: Whiriwhiria Charitable Trust
Crown funding: $498,276
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: Establish a nursery that employs local rangatahi Māori to plant in the Ngāti Waewae rohe.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: West Coast
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