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Solid Foundations Recognised at ZEALANDIA

Media Release
24 April 2014

Solid Foundations Recognised at ZEALANDIA


Robbie Tocher mucks in to plant a flax bush during the Foundation Members' Day under the watchful eye of his grandmother, Naomi.

ZEALANDIA's Foundation Members were honoured today at a special event to celebrate 20 years since the first seeds were planted to begin the community driven restoration project.

Chief Executive Officer, Hilary Beaton welcomed and thanked over 200 guests, sharing her commitment to celebrating the successes of the sanctuary.

"With the time, love and commitment of the Foundation Members, the seeds of success have germinated and grown. Endangered species have regained a foothold and the birdsong is returning to Wellington." explained Beaton.

"Although there is still much to do, we felt it timely to honour the Foundation Members' commitment, passion, and contribution to our 500 year vision."

Wellington City Council Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Lavery also commended members on their achievements, telling them "ZEALANDIA will inspire many young environmentalists who will contribute to the city and the country’s sustainability efforts.

"You’ve blazed a new trail for the council too, showing us what can be done if you make it a priority to protect and enhance the city’s unique environment."

This was followed by a ceremonial planting of 20 flaxes, where children and grandchildren were encouraged to muck in, sowing the seeds of conservation into the hearts and minds of future generations.

The day also came with an exciting announcement. The launch of ZEALANDIA Stories - a crowd-sourced project that aims to capture the experiences of those who have been so heavily involved with bringing the birdsong back to Wellington.

FACTS
• This event marked 20 years since Foundation Members sowed the first seeds in the sanctuary.

• The Karori Sanctuary Trust was officially launched by the Prime Minister, Rt. Hon Jim Bolger on 5 July 1995.

• July 4 - 5 2015 will be the 20th anniversary of the foundation of the Karori Sanctuary Trust

• Of some 1000 original foundation members, nearly half are still involved with ZEALANDIA.


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