Happy 10th Birthday Rod Donald Trust!

This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Rod Donald Trust when the organisation was formally constituted as a Charitable Trust on July 12th 2010. With a huge list of achievements being accomplished during this time we look forward to the fulfilment of many more projects in the future.

The Trusts projects work to achieve four key pillars – Access, Biodiversity, Knowledge and Partnership, the results of which have led to major successes such as the development of the Te Ara Pātaka walking network and the Rod Donald Tramping Hut.

Working in partnership with other organisations has enabled a new family camping area to be developed in the Josef Langer Reserve, the development of the Purple Peak Curry Reserve, and family accommodation on Ōtamahua/Quail Island. The Trust supports local ecological projects, has worked to secure public access on walking tracks in the district and provides up to date walking information via its Banks Peninsula Walks website and walking brochures. 

The Banks Peninsula Walking Festival continues to be a popular event run by the Trust.
The production of an annual newsletter always provides a good roundup of the work and projects the Trust is undertaking.

The list of achievements goes on and we look forward to the many exciting projects that still lie ahead looking in to the future!