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Help grow and plant endangered Ngutukākā  - Kākābeak

Once there were only 145 Ngutukākā, the Kākābeak plant, left in the wild, now, thanks to the help of many dedicated people on the East Coast, over 800 species were planted last year.

This project seeks to facilitate the return of threatened Ngutukākā to appropriate landscapes across Te-Ika-a-Maui - the North Island of Aotearoa, to ensure the long term survival of this iconic species.

We need your help to fund more plantings, engage marae and kura / schools, and share the traditions of this taonga species so people can be educated and informed on how best to grow, care for and protect Ngutukākā.

$12 per month

Buys plants

A regular donation of $12 per month will buy 1-2 Ngutukākā plants every month. This includes growing them - from seed to seedling.


$20 per month


Help us shine a light on community solutions for nature and educate members of public about how they can get engaged to make a difference 

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Contribute towards coordination activities on the ground, with marae, kura and the community, to plant, grow and educate people.  

Donate today

Your donation will help to:

  • Buy much needed materials to grow seedlings and plants

  • Buy equipment to transport, dig and manage plant sites

  • Pay for a coordinator to educate and engage kura, marae and members of the public on what needs to be done to save this rare species

Positive impacts:

  • Improved knowledge of rare species

  • Increased education levels

  • Pilot project that is showcasing how people can be engaged with saving precious taonga, which can be applied to other projects and areas

  • Rare specie is saved from extinction

  • Vulnerable habitats are protected


When you donate you help give our most vulnerable species a voice.