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Protecting our precious places

QEII National Trust helps private landowners in New Zealand protect special natural and cultural features on their land with open space covenants.

Calling for nominations - Ballance Farm Environment Awards



More information at this link: 

Ballance Farm Environment Awards website


Trust Patron

His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand.


Statistics at 30 June 2013

Registered covenants: 3,803
Approved covenants: 410
Area registered and approved covenants:
125,137 ha
Largest covenant: 6,564 ha
Average covenant size: 29.5 ha

More on annual statistics HERE


Extraordinary covenant proposal announced



Today in Arrowtown, Queen Elizabeth II National Trust and Soho Property Limited announced New Zealand’s largest private land protection agreement ever. At around 53,000 hectares, the land to be protected by  National Trust covenants is equal in size to the combined areas of Paparoa and Abel Tasman national parks. It will protect iconic high country over a large part of Motatapu, Mount Soho,Glencoe and Coronet Peak stations. Read more...



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Issue 86 March 2014 now available online...click here for a copy



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