We are working hard to promote permanent native forest to help with the climate and ecological crisis.

The Trust is now the owner of Te Ahu Pātiki – the 500ha of iconic land above Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour shown in our banner image above. It includes the two highest peaks on Banks Peninsula and is being protected so that it can regenerate back to a permanent native forest.

Thank you to the 3064 Foundation Sponsors who have assisted us with the purchase through your generous donations. We are still welcoming donations to help us set up Te Ahu Pātiki park.

 Read more about the project HERE.

Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust has a vision  to develop environmental guardians of the future through improved public walking and biking access, enhancing biodiversity, promoting knowledge and working in partnership with others who share our commitment to Banks Peninsula.

View our stunning FILM to get a taste of the wonderful legacy this Trust has already created for future generations in its first nine years of operating.

Read our Strategic Plan “STRIDING FORWARD” to see our goals for the next decade.

Enjoy our latest newsletter ‘Storehouse Stories’ 2021

Visit our BANKS PENINSULA WALKS website for walking information online.

Stay safe out walking. Plan prepare and equip yourself well.