Connecting people with nature conservation in their communities 

Kia ora and welcome to TET

Tasman Environmental Trust’s (TET) vision is to help create and maintain healthy, diverse ecosystems woven through the Nelson Tasman landscape. So we work with local community conservation groups to raise their profile, expand their reach and access specialist skills and resources. We help link individuals to projects, and projects to like-minded organisations.  

With a proven track record of supporting large-scale projects over the long term, Tasman Environmental Trust has built up a web of connections spanning local and central government agencies, iwi and funding organisations. But we’re also here for the micro-groups; those often-invisible volunteers who work so hard to remediate their own, special section of creek, valley or coastline. 

Together we can transform and safeguard the future environmental health of the Nelson Tasman region. Come work with us. Haere mai! Welcome! 

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Support for local conservation
groups in Nelson Tasman 


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Practical, up-to-date resources for your group or school. 

Winner of the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce Environment Business Award 2022

2022 Chamber of Commerce Business Award

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Featured projects


Tēnā koutou to our sponsors 

These organisations are special. They share our vision of thriving local ecosystems, and they’ve proven it with their support. Every one of them has our whole-hearted thanks.


The New Zealand T/GEAR Charitable Trust

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Make your business a conservation champion!

Businesses can support local conservation efforts in many ways that don’t always have to involve money (although we’ll take that too!). Donate some kit, get your team involved in a planting day, or contact us with your ideas.