The Tatarahake Cliffs are protected by Roger Cottle, Nicholas and Patricia Girling-Butcher and Karaka Bay Station Limited with QEII covenants.
With Biodiversity Condition Funding and donations from Project Crimson, Simon Cottle, grandson of original covenantor, Noel Cottle, and Malcolm Piper, QEII Gisborne Regional Representative, have organised community plantings of pohutukawa and other native species on the cliffs.
Their vision is to create a crimson corridor flanking the bush.
Tolaga Bay Area School students are helping with the planting, creating a young local interest in the future of this prominent landscape.
Open SpaceTM Magazine No. 74, November 2008 © QEII National Trust