Kia Ora

New Zealand’s coastal environments are one of the most important and most degraded landscapes in the country. Sand dunes are our natural barrier to the sea. If well looked after, dune systems lessen coastal hazards and erosion, they provide backdrop to our summer holidays, picturesque views, and habitat for those crazy plants and animals adapted to live between two worlds – land and sea.

The Coastal Restoration Trust is a nationwide organisation that brings together the knowledge and experience of communities, iwi, management authorities, industry and science agencies to restore coastal ecosystems. Help us and the already thousands of enthusiastic folks out there protecting our coast!

The Coastal Restoration Trust is an incorporated Charitable Trust formed in 2007 as the Dune Restoration Trust, that continues the work of the Coastal Dune Vegetation Network. Our aim is to support and encourage the development of cost effective practical methods for coastal communities and management authorities to restore coastal ecosystems and their function.


We are a finalist in the 2017 Green Ribbon Awards!

Our nomination ‘Restoring natural form and function to our coastlines to benefit the public and the environmentin the “Protecting our Coasts and Oceans” category has been short-listed as a finalist in this year’s Green Ribbon Awards.

The ceremony and announcement of the winners will be held on 8 June. Our chair Greg and one of our other trustees will be attending.