About Us

The Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand works with community groups, iwi, councils & government departments, research agencies, industry and educational institutions to share information and carry out projects that support and improve the restoration of coastal environments around New Zealand.

Our vision

“To see the majority of New Zealand’s coast restored and sustainably managed using indigenous species”

Our goals are to:

  • Provide a network for information exchange on sustainable management of coastal environments
  • To facilitate research on New Zealand coastal environments
  • Promote public awareness of proven methods for protection, restoration, conservation and sustainable management of coastal environments

To achieve these goals we:

  • Organise an annual conference and workshops to discuss issues, share information and hear the latest research on coastal environments
  • Run a website where information is free and easily accessible and can host community coast care web pages
  • Commission coastal research projects and offer a student study award
  • Produce technical bulletins and articles detailing best practice methods for on coastal restoration
  • Send out regular newsletters keep members updated with research and other activities

Here are an introduction to the work of the Coastal Restoration Trust and our latest strategy.