Once there were less than 100 Ngutukākā, (also known as kākābeak), left in the wild. Now, thanks to the help of a small group of passionate, dedicated people on the East Coast, over 800 species were planted last year.
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 on how best to grow, care for and protect ngutukākā.
For just $50 - much less than the price of a dozen red roses - you can plant five ngutukākā.
We are aiming to raise $20,000 which would plant 2,000 ngutukākā. Your donation will help plant more of these treasured plants and in return you will receive a beautiful Valentine’s e-card to gift to someone you love.
$20 per month
A regular donation of $20 per month will buy 2 Ngutukākā plants every month. Growing them - from seed to seedling.
Contribute towards coordination activities on the ground, with marae, kura and the community on the East Cape.
Help us to inform, educate people at kura (schools) and marae to plant, grow and nurture Ngutukākā plants.
Your donation will help to:
Grow seedlings and plants
Educate people on how to grow and plant Ngutukākā
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
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