Partners and Supporters


The Trust works closely with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, and the local Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou. We also work with The Lake Waihola Waipori Wetlands Society who manage the large adjacent wetlands system. Rob Kinney of Vision Accountants Ltd, Dunedin acts as the Trust Accountant.


Other stakeholders important to us are: adjoining landowners, QE II National Trust, Clutha District Council, Department of Conservation, Otago Regional Council, Fish & Game, and departments of the University of Otago. The Corrections Department facility at Milton provides a service in the propagation of native plants.

Funding Supporters 

Funding providers that have assisted with grant monies over recent years are: The Ngāi Tahu Mahinga Kai Enhancement Fund, Fonterra, Anadarko, the Mahinerangi Catchment Environmental Enhancement Fund, the Clutha District Council Biodiversity Fund, Speight’s Fund, the Honda Tree Fund, QEII National Trust, Fish and Game, the WWF Habitat Protection Fund, the Otago Regional Council ECOfund, Trees That Count, and Te Ao Turoa (Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu).

Service & Material Providers

We are grateful to businesses who have provided services and materials as gifts or at favourable rates: Cactus Outdoor, Firebrand, Goldpine Dunedin, Placemakers Dunedin, Speedy Signs, Stihl Shop Mosgiel, Gilbert’s Fine Foods.


Numerous school groups, volunteer groups, and voluntourists help enhance the wetlands by planting native sedges, shrubs and trees, weed and pest control, general maintenance and track building and upgrades, most recently: BNZ Bank, Back to Nature Tours, Brooklands Retirement Village, Clutha Development Trust, Conservation Volunteers Coastal Otago, Correspondence/Home Schooling group, Department of Corrections (Periodic Detention), “The Experiment in International Living”, Fairfield School, Farmhand, Gilbert's Fine Foods, Green Island School, Help Exchange, ISV International Student Volunteers, Jane Goodall Project, Milton School, Milton Vintage Car Club, Otago Polytechnic Students, Outram School, Penguin Place, Queen’s High School, Roots and Shoots, Royal Society of New Zealand, Sacred Heart School, Scarfie Army, School Holiday Volunteer Programme, St Brigid’s School, Taieri College, University of Otago Arana College, University of Otago Canoe Club, University of Otago Green Crew, University of Otago Zoology Department, Workaway, Vitalis, Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust, Youth Grow, and people who attend Community Planting days.