The Trust has a three-tiered volunteer structure: Board of Trustees, Operations (Ops) Committee and Fundraising Committee, including over 100 volunteers.
Peter Crane (Acting Chair)
Jim Pendergrast (Founder)
Dave Wills (on leave)
Harry Taylor (on leave)
Sian Bent (on leave)
Administration and Finance Committee
Peter Crane (Chair)
Education, Advocacy and Research Committee
Volunteers, Communication and Database Committee
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we are fortunate to have well over 100 people actively involved who are passionate about conservation and the Trust’s work at Otanewainuku.
Volunteers bring with them a broad range of skills, they have willingness to pass on knowledge and a desire to expand their own skills. Where required we also send key volunteers on training courses from which they can pass on training. Courses include kiwi handling, mountain safety first aid, trapping workshop, fundraising workshop and toxin licensing.
Roles carried out by volunteers include
- Trust board members
- Operations and Fundraising committees
- Trap line operations
- Workdays and bait station operations
- Keeping the freezer full of salted rabbit
- Monitoring flora and fauna
- Kiwi monitoring and surveys
- Administration, secretarial, website and newsletter production.
Over 5000 hours every year and thousands of kilometers traveled. Special thanks to all the children who have fundraised for us!
Back: Jim Pendergrast, Dave Edwards, Mark Dean, Sharon Seager.
Inset: Maartje Houthuyzen.
Front: Dave Wills, Carole Long, Moana Bianchin, Des Heke-Kaiawha.
Founding Trustees 2003
Back: Jim Pendergrast, John Mullany, Dave Wills, Dan Heke, Mark Dean, Sharon Seager.
Front: Moana Bianchin, Neale Blaymires, Glenn Ayo.