Announcing our new name

Some exciting news….after several years of marketing ourselves as East Taranaki Environment Collective, we have now renamed ourselves the East Taranaki Environment Collective.
Recently our team and Trustees spent the day reviewing our long -term strategy and aspirations for the Trust.  The last year has seen many changes for the Trust but our mission to protect the ecosystem and biodiversity in East Taranaki remains unchanged.

Our strategic plan “Te Whakakotahi” has seen our organisation grow and now encompasses an expanded area of field operations in East Taranaki. This expansion area has allowed the Trust to connect to our current protected area, plus to other new community groups, schools, iwi, projects and farmers, while providing an additional 5,000 hectares of protection for kiwi and native species to survive. – GROWTH, PROTECTION, COMMUNITY, CONNECTION

With the Trust now entering an exciting expansion phase, the Trust is taking a collaborative approach working alongside a number of organisations including the Department of Conservation and several of Taranaki region’s iwi to help establish an East Taranaki Corridor which will run north-south through the region and act as a migratory path and refuge for native species. – COLLABORATION

Funding, financial support, and in kind contribution will continue to provide the opportunities for the Trust to achieve its long term goals.  The Trust has been so fortunate to be surrounded by so many supportive, dedicated and passionate volunteers, funders, supporters and organisations over the years.  Without your help and support our achievements wouldn’t have been possible. – SUPPORT, COMMUNITY, BELIEF

In analysing our mission, values and the direction of the trust the Team and Trustees are excited to announce our new name: East Taranaki Environment Collective.

We feel our new name refresh paints a more accurate picture of our future aspirations and symbolises the importance that we as an organisation place on collaboration while also bringing together the wide range of communities, partners, funders. sponsors and volunteers that believe and support our mission and vision for the future.

So as of today we are excited to announce that East Taranaki Environment Collective will now be called East Taranaki Environment Collective. The East Taranaki Environment Trust which governs us (ie is our legal name) remains unchanged.