Ruppia megacarpa. Photo: NIWA The coastal lakes of Canterbury used to be important mahinga kai sites for Māori. Some are now the most polluted lakes in the country. NIWA has undertaken significant…
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!
- Come to our annual conference
- Get involved with your local Coast Care group or one of our projects
- Become a supporter, member or sponsor
- Sign up to our twice yearly newsletter here or read our latest newsletter by clicking the link
The Coastal Restoration Trust is an incorporated Charitable Trust formed in 2007 as the Dune Restoration Trust that, in turn, continued 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.