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Protecting our precious places

Queen Elizabeth II 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



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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 2014

Registered covenants: 3934

Approved covenants: 414

Area registered and approved covenants: 180,845ha

Largest registered covenant: 6564 ha

Largest approved covenant: 53,000ha

Average covenant size: 41ha


Extraordinary covenant proposal announced



Queen Elizabeth II National Trust and Soho Property Limited have 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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Photo courtesy of Stephen Jacquiery, Otago Daily Times

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