Funds Shortfall

The Trust needs additional annual funds of $800,000 until 2019 to achieve the project. The total shortfall for the 12-year project is $6.5 million.

Past Funders

  • Biodiversity Condition Fund $54,000
  • NZ Lottery Grants Board $250,000

Funds Pledge

Ongoing funding of $5 million has already been pledged of which $2.5 million has been spent.

  • Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) : $300,000 Initial contribution then $115,000 per year
  • Environment Southland (ES) : Initial contribution of $300,000 then $50,000 per year
  • Department of Conservation (DOC) : $193,456 per year

The Trust's ongoing relationships with ES, LINZ and DOC are secured through a formal Statement of Intent.


To complete this 12-year project will cost $8 million. Annual costs, from $290,000 to $1,500,000, will vary with the area to be covered (depending on extent, wilding density, weather and accessibility) and control methods used.