SOKK’s achievements have only been possible because of a team of friends and supporters that helps the ECOED Trust to remain financially afloat, turn the ambition into reality and get the message out.
This year, we were grateful for contributions from:
Pan Pac Forest Products
Our thanks to the Pan Pac Forest Products, our key sponsor. They have supported ECOED from the outset, with the building and maintenance of the predator-proof fence at Lake Opouahi.
Pan Pac Environmental Trust
Our thanks also go to the Pan Pac Environmental Trust for its support. This year, the Trust awarded funding to ECOED for pest and predator control.
World Wildlife Fund-NZ and the Tindall Foundation
Our thanks to WWF-NZ, the donation manager for the Tindall Foundation, which has been delivering community funding and support since 2000. WWF-New Zealand believes that providing assistance to communities and schools to take conservation action is vital to conserving biodiversity. The generous support they’ve given us in 2022 will help SOKK fund the retrieval and incubation of kiwi eggs from the Kaweka Forest Park and the raising of the resulting chicks at a Save the Kiwi facility.
We received funds from the NZ Lottery Grants Board to assist with annual operating and maintenance costs of the Save Our Kaweka Kiwi programme.
Save the Kiwi
is a national organisation that works alongside iwi, conservation groups, communities, organisations, and the Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai to reverse the decline of the national kiwi population and create more kiwi-safe habitat all over Aotearoa.
First Light Community Foundation
provided funds for trail cameras used to spot predators in the forest park.
Gwen Malden Trust
The Gwen Malden Trust has granted us money for the purchase of kiwi transmitters.
In the past, we have been supported by:
- Department of Conservation
- East Kaweka Helicopters
- Hawke’s Bay Regional Council
- HB Blue Light and Birthright HB
- Napier i-Site
- Bay Tours and Charters
- Cobden Garden B&B
Previous operations, including the construction of the predator-proof fence at the kiwi crèche, were supported by:
- Andrew Whitney Design
- Bank of New Zealand
- Birdwood Gallery
- Eastern & Central Community Trust
- Ed (Empire Design)
- Endeavour Community Trust
- Farmlands Trading Society Ltd
- Hawke’s Bay Protein
- HB Audit
- Heather Thurston
- Infinity Foundation
- Landcorp Farming Ltd
- M A Wolstencroft Charitable Trust
- Ministry of Health
- Nature Heritage Fund
- NZ Post
- Porter Hire
- Rainbow Springs Kiwi Encounter
- Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society
- Sport Hawke’s Bay
- Strata Group
- Waipawa Timber Supplies Ltd
- Williams & Kettle