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Give endangered flowers this Valentine's Day

Share the aroha this Valentine’s Day by gifting red, native, endangered flowers to someone you love.


Once there were less than 100 ngutukākā, the kākābeak plant, left in the wild, but now, thanks to a small group of passionate, dedicated people on the East Coast, over 800 species were planted last year. We need your help to grow and plant more!

​For just $50 - much less than the price of a dozen red roses - you can plant five ngutukākā. 

​We are aiming to raise $30,000 which would plant 3,000 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.

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Buys 5 plants

A donation of $50 will buy five Ngutukākā plants . Growing them - from seed to seedling




Help educate more kura (schools) and marae to plant, grow and nurture Ngutukākā plants

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Help grow this planting programme to more Tarawhiti East Cape communities

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

  • Expand this programme to other areas on the East Cape

Positive impacts:

  • Greater connection between people and te taiao, our natural world

  • Improved knowledge of rare species

  • Increased education levels and awareness of kaitiakitanga

  • Pilot project that is showcasing how people can be engaged with saving precious taonga

  • Rare species saved from extinction

  • Vulnerable habitats protected

Help give our most vulnerable species a voice

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