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HealthPost Nature Trust

From nature, for nature

From nature,
for nature

Our sustainability vision is guided by three areas: restore, research, and redefine.  
We’re growing and learning every day too. 

Restore

We’re restoring biodiversity in our spectacular, yet ecologically challenged natural environment. 
restores

Research

Nature always has more to teach us. We’re listening and learning every day.

Redefine

Our Ecosanctuary exists to protect threatened species, so they can call this safe haven home.

Restoring biodiversity

The HealthPost Nature Trust exists to restore biodiversity in our beautiful backyard of Mohua Golden Bay. With your support and together with local partners, we’re creating a wondrous Ecosanctuary where threatened flora and fauna can flourish.

Thank you – your healthy choices help us create a healthier future.  

When you shop with us, you’re making a healthy difference

$430,487

Donated since 2017 to our Nature Trust to restore biodiversity

3 hectare

Predator-proof Ecosanctuary for threatened species

$1 million+

Donated since 2009 to other worthy causes in our community

15,000+

Native trees planted by our team in Golden Bay

When you shop with us, you’re making a healthy difference

$430,487

Donated since 2017 to our Nature Trust to restore biodiversity

3 Hectare

Predator-proof ecosanctuary for threatened species

$1 million+

Donated since 2009 to other worthy causes in our community

14,000+

Native trees planted by our team in Golden Bay

Imagine a dream team of DOC biodiversity experts, local Iwi, and passionate conservation experts and volunteers collaborating to create a wondrous nature sanctuary in an iconic landscape. It is such a privilege for HealthPost to be funding such tangible change.”

- Peter Butler,
HealthPost

Our Nature Trust exists to restore, research, and protect this beautiful place for native species to thrive.

Restore

We’re restoring biodiversity in our spectacular, yet ecologically challenged natural environment. 

Research

Nature always has more to teach us. We’re listening and learning every day.

 

Protect

The Ecosanctuary exists to protect threatened species, so they can call this safe haven home.

1. Restoring biodiversity

Planting trees

Every year the HealthPost team, our local community, and the Department of Conservation get together to plant over 1,000 native trees. So far, we’ve planted 15,000+ trees (and growing), providing shelter and habitat for threatened species to flourish.

Onetahua Restoration Project

We’re partnering with Manawhenua ki Mohua and Tasman Environmental Trust to restore biodiversity at Farewell Spit (the precious, protected tip of the South Island), so that thousands of seabirds can safely thrive again.

2. Researching environmental sustainability 

Ecological research at Te Whare Whakatā 

Our HealthPost Nature Trust field station, Te Whare Whakatā, is a community resource available for ecological research and educational, conservation, and cultural activities. Aptly named “House of Rest” this humble haven offers a sustainable base in our remote corner of Aotearoa.

3. Protecting threatened species

Reintroducing native seabirds

We’re reintroducing seabirds such as Pakahā (Fluttering Shearwater) and Fleshfooted Shearwater to the Wharariki Ecosanctuary. Our team of conservation experts and volunteers support these precious seabirds so they can once again flourish in their natural habitat. 

Guarding against predators

We’ve built a three-hectare predator-proof fence with traplines to protect threatened species in our Ecosanctuary. We continue to review and improve our approach to do our best for nature, in the most natural way possible.

Supporting marine life

We support our team to train as marine medics and work closely with the Department of Conservation and Project Jonah when whales strand at Farewell Spit to assist with refloating. Whale rescues are always an incredible team effort by our whole community. 

Together with your help, we're
making a difference

Restoring biodiversity

The HealthPost Nature Trust exists to restore biodiversity in our beautiful backyard of Mohua Golden Bay. With your support and together with local partners, we’re creating a wondrous Ecosanctuary where threatened flora and fauna can flourish.

Thank you – your healthy choices help us create a healthier future.  

When you shop with us, you’re making a healthy difference

$430,487

Donated since 2017 to our Nature Trust to restore biodiversity

3 Hectare

Predator-proof ecosanctuary for threatened species

$1 million+

Donated since 2009 to other worthy causes in our community

14,000+

Native trees planted by our team in Golden Bay

When you shop with us, you’re making a healthy difference

$430,487

Donated since 2017 to our Nature Trust to restore biodiversity

3 hectare

Predator-proof Ecosanctuary for threatened species

$1 million+

Donated since 2009 to other worthy causes in our community

15,000+

Native trees planted by our team in Golden Bay

Imagine a dream team of DOC biodiversity experts, local Iwi, and passionate conservation experts and volunteers collaborating to create a wondrous nature sanctuary in an iconic landscape. It is such a privilege for HealthPost to be funding such tangible change.”

- Peter Butler,
HealthPost

Our Nature Trust exists to restore, research, and protect this beautiful place for native species to thrive.

Restore

We’re restoring biodiversity in our spectacular, yet ecologically challenged natural environment. 

Research

Nature always has more to teach us. We’re listening and learning every day.

Protect

The Ecosanctuary exists to protect threatened species, so they can call this safe haven home.

1. Restoring biodiversity

Planting trees

Every year the HealthPost team, our local community, and the Department of Conservation get together to plant over 1,000 native trees. So far, we’ve planted 15,000+ trees (and growing), providing shelter and habitat for threatened species to flourish.

Onetahua Restoration Project

We’re partnering with Manawhenua ki Mohua and Tasman Environmental Trust to restore biodiversity at Farewell Spit (the precious, protected tip of the South Island), so that thousands of seabirds can safely thrive again.

2. Researching environmental sustainability 

Ecological research at Te Whare Whakatā 

Our HealthPost Nature Trust field station, Te Whare Whakatā, is a community resource available for ecological research and educational, conservation, and cultural activities. Aptly named “House of Rest” this humble haven offers a sustainable base in our remote corner of Aotearoa.

3. Protecting threatened species

Reintroducing native seabirds

We’re reintroducing seabirds such as Pakahā (Fluttering Shearwater) and Fleshfooted Shearwater to the Wharariki Ecosanctuary. Our team of conservation experts and volunteers support these precious seabirds so they can once again flourish in their natural habitat. 

Guarding against predators

We’ve built a three-hectare predator-proof fence with traplines to protect threatened species in our Ecosanctuary. We continue to review and improve our approach to do our best for nature, in the most natural way possible.

Supporting marine life

We support our team to train as marine medics and work closely with the Department of Conservation and Project Jonah when whales strand at Farewell Spit to assist with refloating. Whale rescues are always an incredible team effort by our whole community. 

3. Protecting threatened species

Reintroducing native seabirds

We’re reintroducing seabirds such as Pakahā (Fluttering Shearwater) and Fleshfooted Shearwater to the Wharariki Ecosanctuary. Our team of conservation experts and volunteers support these precious seabirds so they can once again flourish in their natural habitat. 

Guarding against predators

We’ve built a three-hectare predator-proof fence with traplines to protect threatened species in our Ecosanctuary. We continue to review and improve our approach to do our best for nature, in the most natural way possible.

Supporting marine life

We support our team to train as marine medics and work closely with the Department of Conservation and Project Jonah when whales strand at Farewell Spit to assist with refloating. Whale rescues are always an incredible team effort by our whole community. 

Together with your help, we're
making a difference

Get involved with our Nature Trust

50 pakahā chicks arrive at Wharariki Ecosanctuary

The eagerly anticipated translocation of the first 50 pakahā fluttering shearwater chicks to the Wharariki Ecosanctuary happened without a hitch in January, 2022. It’s what the last four years of planning, fencing, trapping, planting, and making of burrows have all been for – to reintroduce fluttering shearwater and other native species to the mainland where they can flourish in the predator-free habitat.

Is Volunteering Really So Critical To Sustainability?

It’s hard to imagine a world without our community of volunteers. As the largest employer in the small seaside town of Collingwood, Golden Bay, we touch almost every corner of our local community and environment. From our workplace to our local clubs and services, schools and local businesses, farms, and recreation, volunteers play such an important role in our conservation efforts.

We're Committed To Restoring Biodiversity In Our Backyard

Bringing native birds and wildlife back to our Ecosanctuary in Mohua Golden Bay is in our nature. Over 90 bird species have been recorded in the local area, and most have a conservation status of declining or threatened. Together with community volunteers, Department of Conservation, and local iwi, Manawhenua ki Mohua, we’re working hard to restore and protect this ecosystem.

Recent news

PETER BUTLER SHARES HIS TED TALK

Discovering the art of giving – TedXNelson, April 2022.

BLUE CARBON STUDY

Blue carbon study grows along with national recognition – Stuff, May 2022.

COMMENDATION FOR RESTORING NATURE

HealthPost awarded judges commendation for the Restoring Nature Category in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards – Scoop, 2021.