School kids and Rock Climbers help raise funds for Te Ahu Pātiki

We are delighted to have raised $236,623.00 toward our funding shortfall of $600,000 since publicly launching the Te Ahu Patiki project at the end of October. A big thank you to everyone who has donated to date. Please keep spreading the word about the purchase of these iconic maunga.

Here are some creative ideas from the Uprising Bouldering Gym and the kids from Somerfield Te Kura school.

Uprising Bouldering Gym made a dollar for dollar pledge for anyone who coded their donation CLIMBER, and then put the word out on their networks. Climber donations have been coming in steadily since and we’re building a relationship for the future so that climbers can enjoy the magnificent Mt Bradley crags and help us protect their native vegetation. Please keep those donations coded CLIMBER coming!

Mt Bradley’s formidable rock face

A huge thanks to the school kids in the Native Aotearoa group at Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo who ran a Garage and Bake Sale fundraiser.

How cool an idea is this? Recycling stuff, sharing the fun and helping nature. Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust’s Te Ahu Patiki project is honoured to have been chosen for this fundraising project.
The busy stall in action – don’t those cakes look yummy!
Its pretty tiring work planning and running a stall!

These kids are out to make a difference.

Thank you Native Aotearoa Group for raising $250 for Te Ahu Patiki! You are making a difference and we look forward to you all enjoying a tramp up these beautiful maunga and knowing you have helped to protect them for everyone forever.