ONLY WHEN WE UNDERSTAND CAN WE CARE. ONLY WHEN WE CARE WILL WE HELP. WITHOUT OUR HELP THE KIWI IS LOST.

About us

In 1980 a group was formed who were interested in preservation and displaying animals and plants of particular significance to New Zealand under the banner of the Willowbank Wildlife Trust. In 1991 the Trust Deed was amended and became known as the New Zealand Conservation Trust [NZCT] in1994.
Her Royal Highness Princess Anne is Patron of the Trust and formally opened the Kiwi Nocturnal House in 1995 as well as the Public Kiwi Viewing Centre in 2008.      
The New Zealand Conservation Trust is a non-profit organisation certified under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957.

The Trust is bound by a formal Deed of Trust.

The Trust is based at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch and has a lease on a one hectare predator-free area and various other facilities for Kiwi breeding and display.


Objectives of the Trust

The New Zealand Conservation Trust works to protect and advocate for our unique taonga (native species) through conservation, education and collaboration.

Our Vision
  • To increase awareness of the plight of our national icon, the Kiwi, and create a network of motivated New Zealanders to actively contribute towards maintaining and enhancing our native environment and species
  • To contribute to various native species breeding programmes
  • To expand the education and advocacy programme
  • To protect native species through trapping programmes and work towards New Zealand becoming Predator Free in 2050
​​​​​​​HRH Princess Anne opens the kiwi breeding centre
 
 
   
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LOCATION
60 Hussey Road
Northwood
Christchurch
8051
New Zealand


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CONTACT US
+64 3 359 6226 ext 704
conservationtrust@willowbank.co.nz




Charities Registration Number: 21020