Friends of Flora - Sponsors

NZ Lotteries Commission provided significant grants for our kiwi translocations projects and follow up monitoring.

Kiwis for Kiwi. Our kiwi project is an intiative being undertaken with financial support from Kiwis for Kiwi who have supported us since 2012.

Department of Conservation provides support for the kiwi project via its Community Conservation Partnerships Fund in 2014 and 2015 plus general support for FOF via its Community Fund

Jasmine Social Developments provides financial support for the development and implementation of a strategic management plan for the Salisbury Ecological Management Unit.

Bush and Beyond Guided Walks is a conservation based guiding company in Kahurangi National Park who give regular donations to the Friends of Flora project.

Cobb Mitigation Fund has been a major financial supporter of our predator control and whio projects.

The Resurgence Luxury Eco-Lodge is one of the world's leading eco-lodges according to National Geographic Traveler Magazine. Owners Peter Adams and Clare de Carteret-Bisson are keen members of Friends of Flora and give regular donations to the Friends of Flora project.

Reid Helicopters Nelson has 3 generations of experience operating helicopters in Nelson and the surrounding national parks. Toby Reid provides expert helicopter support for our kiwi translocations in difficult terrains at a reduced cost to FoF.

We do Websites is a local web designer who give us free web site design & hosting and has developed a volunteer management system for us.

World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and The Tindall Foundation have supported Friends of Flora since 2007 through grants and professional support, including a grant for translocation for great spotted kiwi

BirdLife International Community Conservation Fund has provided support for the kiwi project.

Ewing Poultry Limited, Hope. Ewings have donated eggs to bait our stoat traps since 2001 - many thanks to them for their ongoing generosity.

Pic's Peanut Butter have donated waster peanut butter for use in our rat traps and Footprint Tracking Tunnels.

Other supporters include:

Perry Foundation
Greenwood Trust
Forest and Bird (Nelson/Tasman Branch)
Tasman District Council
Canterbury Community Trust
Keith Laugesen Charitable Trust
T-Gear Trust
National Parks & Conservation Foundation
Lion Foundation
Local Community and wider public

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Blake Ambassador's blog

The Blake Ambassadors is a programme run by the Sir Peter Blake Trust that sends young people to work on environmental and heritage projects. Natalie de Burgh, is currently working in your Flora project area. She is recording her experiences on a blog: Click here


April 2016

12 kiwis translocated from South Gouland to the Flora area.

February 2016

Ecological surveys of the Salisbury Ecological Management Unit with joint DOC/FOF teams

Mar & April 2013

12 kiwis translocated from New Creek with another 8 kiwi released from the Upper Roaring Lion in April. See the pictures on our facebook page

Dec 2012

Our first kiwi chick is born.

Mar 2012

National Radio Interview with Maryann Ewers & Bill Rooke, founders of FoF.

Feb 2012

Man prosecuted for taking his dog into the Flora area, endangering the kiwi.

Feb 2011

10 years of Friends of Flora celebrated.

October 2010

Helen Clark, becomes Patron of Friends of Flora.

May 2010

Friends of Flora and DOC Motueka release 12 adult kiwi into the Flora. Read the monthly updates.


Friends of Flora and DOC Motueka release whio into the Flora. Read annual whio survey data.

Feb 2001

Friends of Flora was founded.