Banded Rail gets Helping Hands

The team at Craigs Investment Partners Nelson recently took a break from the office to help the Battle for the Banded Rail community conservation project. How cool is that! The day was spent connecting with nature and each other, all the while doing some good for the environment. They rolled up their sleeves and got […]

The Predator Free Activator Initiative in Nelson and Tasman

people learning about setting traps

In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussion, local initiatives are crucial  in nurturing community-driven conservation. To strengthen networks of conservation groups, the Predator Free New Zealand Trust (PFNZ) and Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) are piloting a new ‘Predator Free Activator’ role here in Nelson Tasman.   The role itself revolves […]

Tasman Environmental Trust and New Forests partner to protect Whio


Forestry and Farmers are working together to protect one of New Zealand’s most iconic, but most endangered birds – the whio. A new chapter unfolds as Tasman Environmental Trust (TET) and New Forests NZ collaborate through a sponsorship agreement to give the Farmers for Whio project an extra boost. This collaboration promises to amplify efforts […]

Rotarians mark 100 years with 900 plants

Last year Rotary celebrated its hundredth year of activity in the Nelson Tasman region. Having already spent a number of years supporting the Battle for the Banded Rail project, club members thought it would be a good idea to double down on their conservation efforts, using the project to mark the occasion with a grand […]

NMIT’s Trainee Ranger programme is going gangbusters!

Trainee Rangers at work – Wakapuaka Mouri

TET is proud to work with NMIT’s Kaitiaki Whenua / Trainee Ranger programme to help support future conservation custodians of Aotearoa. The Kaitiaki Whenua – Trainee Ranger programme has been operating for 21 years—almost as long as TET itself.  Born out of a response to the 1995 Cave Creek tragedy, the programme was established to help strengthen the […]

NBS is sponsoring predator traps—and keeping TET staff looking great!

TET staff modelling branded clothing gifted by NBS

Nelson Building Society (NBS) is getting behind local conservation efforts this year, generously funding 200 TET predator traps—and something special in the wardrobe line. Howie Timms is General Manager Commercial at NBS. He’s also a keen mountain biker, with a deep appreciation of the natural environment. So with a million-dollar sponsorship budget to allocate this […]

Upper Moutere School planting day at Beuke Bush

A young female student of Upper Moutere School digging holes for planting native plants at Beuke Bush

Our roving reporter recently caught up with Upper Moutere School’s principal, Grant Watson, and 35 keen kids at a restoration planting session at Beuke Bush. Upper Moutere School students don’t muck around. They’ve only been on site for about 45 minutes and already they’ve put 200 plants in the ground. There’s nothing left for the […]

Over 200K pre-used stakes saved from the bonfire and back in action!

Used bamboo stakes ready for recycling by TET

More than 200,000 used bamboo stakes have been saved from going up in smoke and are now enjoying another lease of life, thanks to a nifty recycling agreement between TET and Waimea Nurseries. Battle for the Banded Rail’s Kathryn Brownlie recently organised distribution of the stakes on a crisp Friday morning against a very picturesque […]

Student Volunteer Army plants out at Neimann Creek

Student Volunteer Army volunteers at Neimann Creek

They came, they saw, they planted! When the University of Canterbury’s Student Volunteer Army mobilised at Neimann Creek last month, they didn’t mess around. It’s mid-afternoon on Friday 7 May 2021, mild and cloudy. Around 60 SVA members are piling out of UC vans. They’ve headed north for a weekend of volunteering—starting with a tree-planting […]

T&G: business superheroes pitching in to help the banded rail

T&G staff volunteering to tidy up plantings on the Bronte Peninsula

T&G Global is one of the largest growers of fresh produce in New Zealand. Every year, the company gives its permanent employees the opportunity to volunteer for one day to support a charity or organisation that they’re passionate about (we love these guys already!). For the past couple of years, the Nelson office has coordinated […]