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Join us in our mission to restore our island and create a brighter future for generations to come
Waiheke Resource Trust’s ‘Restore’ projects aim to inspire and empower local individuals and groups to take action and make a positive impact in our community. Our projects involve a variety of initiatives – from tree planting to educational programs based on our motu (island).
Our four main projects reflect what needs to be done for Waiheke’s unique environment to flourish. For each project, we have specialists involved who are working closely with our dedicated team. By working together with a community, our project aims to create a more resilient and sustainable future for Waiheke Island.
Explore our restoration projects
Love Our Wetlands
Love Our Wetlands Waiheke works with the local community and volunteer groups towards the ecological restoration and protection of seven significant wetland habitats on Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Waterways works with the community to restore our awa (streams), connecting people to their local waterways.
Stationed on Waiheke’s most popular beaches each summer, Beach Ambassadors encourage sustainable behaviour and support beach-goers to take personal responsibility by preventing littering, encouraging reusables and the “pack-in, pack out” concept.
Marine Education Initiative
The Marine Education Initiative (MEI) is about inspiring Waiheke students to take action for the protection and conservation of Tikapa Moana.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead – American Author and Arthropologist
Spend a day with us planting trees and learning about the important role that wetland ecosystems play in combating climate change. Create a meaningful legacy with your colleagues and return to watch it grow.
Volunteers and internships
Join one of our amazing projects and help restore our beautiful wetlands, reduce our food waste and support our community. There are plenty of activities to choose from and if you’re more of an indoors person, there’s lots going on in the Kai Conscious kitchen and WRT offices.
Whether you are a visitor to Waiheke or a resident, life can be a little different from living in a city so we share ideas and information to help you live more sustainably and in tune with the island. We have guidance on conservation, reducing and managing waste.