Kauri 2000 is your chance to help recreate one of New Zealand's major natural assets - the kauri forests of the Coromandel Peninsula.
The kauri, Agathis australis, is New Zealand's largest and most famous native tree
The kauri holds a special place in the Peninsula's history
If you would like to help the work of the Kauri 2000 Trust - here is how:
Magnificent forests once dominated our landscape, but sadly, after nearly two centuries of exploitation, only a handful of mature trees survive as lonely individuals or as small isolated stands, protected by the rugged hills.
Kauri 2000 evolved
out of a project to mark the start of the new millennium with
a goal to plant 2000 kauri. To date the Trust has planted over
36,000 kauri on the Coromandel Peninsula and continues to plant
kauri throughout the Coromandel. 2009 marked the Trust's 10th
“I am enthusiastic about the aims of the Kauri 2000 Trust and honored to be its Patron. What a simple, sensible idea, to plant kauri – lots of them! What a great way to end two centuries of neglect and destruction of our natural heritage by starting to make amends by re-planting.”
Dame Catherine Tizard, Patron, The Kauri 2000 Trust
Watch the video " I AM KAURI"
Short Film made by students of the Short Filmmaking Course in Whitianga New Zealand.