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Stoneleigh Wines support our conservation mahi

Volunteers doing invasive weed control in Wellington with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand
‘Nature This One’s On Us’

In 2022 and 2023, CVNZ was lucky to be part of Stoneleigh Wine’s ‘Nature This One’s On Us’ campaign. Stoneleigh launched this campaign to support biodiversity projects across Aotearoa New Zealand. They had a donation pool of NZ$500,000 to split between three chosen charities. 

To choose which charities to donate to, Stoneleigh reached out to the public to help decide. We were very fortunate to be one of the chosen charities alongside The Marlborough Falcon Conservation Trust and The Native Forest Restoration Trust.

Thanks for choosing us!

After the results were counted, we were delighted to receive an incredible  $206,656. We will use the funds to expand two of our largest waterways protection projects – the Papakura Stream Restoration Project and the Ōtakaro Avon River Corridor. And the funding will help us build two new native plant nurseries to supply plants for the two projects. In late 2023, we will start building the nurseries, to grow plants in 2024 for the 2025 planting season and beyond.

A huge thanks to Stoneleigh Wines and our supporters who voted for us! We couldn’t do the work we do without your support and generosity.

Click the links above to read more about these projects.