Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

QE II National Trust celebrates 40th anniversary


15 November 2017

QE II National Trust celebrates 40th anniversary and reaches 4,400 covenants

QE II National Trust is celebrating our 40th anniversary and our 4,400th covenant with an event hosted by Trust Patron, the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy at Government House.

QE II Chair, James Guild says “we are very proud to be celebrating the 40 years of the National Trust and everything the Trust has achieved. In forty years, the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust has gone from an ambitious and untested concept to a highly successful and venerable nationwide institution. The Trust’s approach to private land protection is now a proven formula of cooperative conservation.”

Landowner interest in protecting special areas of land on their properties shows no signs of slowing down. In the last financial year the National Trust registered 120 covenants covering an area of 2820 ha and approved a further 125 covenants comprising 3788 ha.

QE II National Trust CEO Mike Jebson says “we are on track for a similar result this year and very recently registered our 4,400th covenant over 11 hectares of an important and increasingly rare salt marsh in Otago. Owners of our 4,400th covenant, Gary and Judith Shields, have travelled from Otago to be with us today. Their efforts epitomise the commitment of many of our land owners. They purchased this site with the intention of protecting it.”

Mike Jebson says “we are very proud of our partnership with landowners like Gary and Judith Shields and the network of open space covenants that we have established together.”

With the first forty years of accomplishments to build on, the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust is uniquely placed to launch a new era of private land protection.

James Guild says “we have the proven history, the specialist skills, the groundswell of support and the commitment to help protect our natural and cultural heritage not just for the next forty years, but in perpetuity.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Facebook Announces New Changes: Combating Hate And Extremism

Some of these changes predate the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that attack, and the global response to it in the form of the Christchurch Call to Action, has strongly influenced the recent updates to our policies and their enforcement. More>>

Amazon Confirms: Lord Of The Rings Series To Shoot In NZ

Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. More>>

ALSO:

Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland