A huge thank you to The Press and Stuff for your incredible support promoting the Te Ahu Pātiki project, and a huge thank you to the nearly 2000 people who have made donations over the last 36 hours as a result … including The Press and Stuff who kicked off the publicity campaign with a $20,000 donation.

As a result of your support our initial fundraising target for the Te Ahu Pātiki purchase has been met! Click here to read The Press and Stuff Buy the Hill report.

We are now continuing to collect to increase the funds that can be put into setting up the new park. Fencing, pest and weed control are expensive – and the more we collect the better a start we can give the Park. Everyone who donates prior to July 1 when we take possession of the land will be a Foundation Sponsor for Te Ahu Pātiki.

Journalist Amber Allott in action

Our special thanks go to The Press and Stuff owner Sinead Boucher, The Press editor Kamala Hayman, Strategist Colleen O’Hanlon, Reporter Amber Allott and Cameraman Alden Williams and everyone else working behind the scenes. Click here to read Amber’s story and see Alden’s video.

Cameraman Alden Williams created a wonderful video despite the vagaries of wind and cloud

Enjoy this lovely set of images taken by our very own Cynthia Roberts on our walk with The Press last week and with representatives from our partners in this project, Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and Orton Bradley Park. We had a great day out and what a great result!

We're bowled over that The Press celebrated its 160th birthday by supporting us with their Buy the Hill - Te Ahu Pātiki maunga campaign.