To protect, enhance and restore the Maraetōtara River from the top of the Maraetōtara Valley to its outflow into Hawke Bay at Te Awanga beach.
The Maraetōtara Tree Trust is a partnership between the 2002 formed conservation Trust, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, private and corporate donors and very generous Valley Landowners, who agree to permanently covenant private farmland riparian margins.
Planting native trees offers many benefits for all New Zealanders. We know that it is possible to manage planted indigenous trees to improve biodiversity, protect riparian areas, and improve water quality, to enhance the landscape and store carbon.
We gratefully acknowledge the help of Trees That Count who have funded 12,000 trees over the years 2020-2023! This has provided the public with an opportunity to lend their support to the trust’s work on the restoration of the river.
Winner of the Jeremy Dwyer Award for Excellence from Landmarks for 2019!
PO Box: 975, Hastings 4156
Chair: Richard Stone