The Trust wishes to acknowledge the assistance received from funding agencies and the  wider community for the time, goods and money that allowed the creation of the important predator-proof fence, successful translocations and purchasing of equipment.   Particular thanks to MainPower Trust for long term ongoing funding of this project.

Thank you also to Friends Of Hutton’s Shearwater, raffle prize donors and ticket purchasers, individual donors, merchandise buyers, Kaikoura businesses and our countless volunteers.

Mainpower NZ Ltd

Mainpower are providing ongoing sponsorship to the trust to assist us in our work.

We acknowledge and appreciate this significant commitment to long term funding of our endangered Titi.

Te Rae O Atiu/Kaikōura Peninsula Colony – Site Sponsor

The Tukete Charitable Trust (formally The Kaikoura Charitable Trust) is the owner of the site where the artificial Kaikoura Peninsula/Te Rae O Atiu colony has been established. The Hutton’s Shearwater Charitable Trust is extremely grateful for making the site available to ensure the survival of the species.  The Hutton’s trust acknowledges the Rangatiratanga derived from those who maintain Turangawaewae, and whose ancestors have had their feet in this land for many generations.   We acknowledge the shared kaitiakitanga for this taonga species that breed only here in Kaikoura and for all peoples and species and the wider environment that all people share.  We thank the Tukete trust most profoundly for this most valued ongoing contribution.
Special thanks to Hind Management (Sudima Hotels) for their support of funds and information to staff and clients and for their efforts in altering lighting to minimise impacts.

Predator-Proof Fence Project

  • Lions Club of Kaikoura
  • Kaikoura District Council Biodiversity Fund
  • The Canterbury Community Trust
  • Forest & Bird Protection Society of NZ, Kaikoura and North Canterbury Branches
  • Eureka Trust Pub Charity
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund

Translocation Projects

  • Volunteers – locals and travellers from all over the world.
  • Local food providers – Kaikoura Bakery, Hines Takeaways, Reserve Hut Café, Whale Watch Kaikoura, New World, and local families providing baking.
  • Encounter Foundation – funding provider.
  • The Ron & Edna Greenwood Environmental Trust – funding provider.
  • Department of Conservation.
  • Kaikoura Wilderness Experience/Puhi Peaks

Site Plantings

  • WWF New Zealand.
  • Volunteers for conducting the native planting and path work.

Research Equipment

  • Pacific Development and Conservation Trust – purchase of GPS trackers.
  • The Sargood Bequest – purchase of burrowscope and generator/inverter.
  • MBZ Species Conservation Fund.

Research Funding

  • OSNZ “Birds NZ Research Fund” from the Society for the 2013/14 season.
  • OSNZ “Birds NZ Research Fund” from the Society for the 2014/15 season.
  • MPI for the 2017/18 Post-earthquake research

Crash Landed Hutton’s Shearwaters

  • Collection, processing  and release of hundreds of crash landed Hutton’s shearwater fledglings disoriented by Kaikoura township lights every season. This is enabled every year by: Albatross Encounter, the Department of Conservation, Trustees, and countless volunteers.  Huge thanks to Sabrina Luecht for her efforts with injured birds.

Project Coordinator Role

  • The Department of Conservation Community Fund enabled the three year funding of a part-time Project Coordinator, for which the Trust was extremely grateful.   We are back to being volunteers again now.


  • Sustainable Travel Network – bookings.

Local Businesses


  • Whalewatch
  • Puhi Peaks
  • Encounter Kaikoura Foundation
  • Kaikoura Helicopters
  • Kaikoura Bakery
  • Hines Takeaways
  • New World Kaikoura
  • Reserve Hutt Cafe

Local Organisations

  • Kaikoura District Council
  • Te Runanga O Kaikōura
  • Kaikoura Lions Club
  • Seaward Lions Club of Kaikōura

Other Businesses

  • Sistema Plastics
  • Reid Technology

Other Organisations

  • Environment Canterbury
  • Department of Conservation
  • Lottery Environment and Heritage Fund
  • Forest and Bird
  • WWF
  • Wildlife Management International Limited
  • MBZ Species Conservation Trust
  • Parrot Dog Brewery
  • The Sargood Bequest
  • Pub Charities Trust
  • Lion Foundation
  • Air Rescue Services Trust
  • Rata Foundation
  • Pacific Development Fund
  • Eureka Trust


  • Geoff Harrow, who not only founded the Trust but has been a significant benefactor. Thanks, Geoff!