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Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush Fund

Pūtaringamotu Riccarton Bush – Major Enhancement Project

We are backing an important kaitiakitanga project to enhance the ecologically significant lowland native bush at Riccarton Bush.

The Riccarton Bush Trust is charged with protecting and enhancing Pūtaringamotu/Riccarton Bush as well as promoting its natural and cultural heritage. Riccarton Bush is a very special place and with over 75,000 visitors each year.

Areas of the boardwalk are starting to fail, and the concrete paths have become displaced and uneven and are creating a tripping hazard. Our interpretation and signage are dated and there is very little to inform and educate their visitors on the cultural significance of this very special place.

The Trust has just embarked on one of the biggest projects since the predator-proof fence was installed.

The scope of the project is to:

  • Integrate Ngāi Tūāhuriri narratives, values and associations with Pūtaringamotu/Riccarton Bush through design, art, entrance experience and interpretation
  • Upgrade of the track system
  • Develop areas such as the Grove to support larger groups visiting Pūtaringamotu/Riccarton Bush
  • Provide interpretation to educate, engage and encourage participation

Donate now to show your support for this project.

Our four suggested donation levels reflect the natural regeneration process:

Proud Kahikatea towers above all -$50,000+

Protective Pokaka forms part of the canopy -$10,000 - $49,999   

Māhoe fills in the understory and provides nectar, fruit and seed - $1,000 - $9,999

Kōwaowao creeps along the ground and up the trunks of trees & helps camouflage geckos– below $1,000.

We are so grateful for any level of support. 


Governors Bay Jetty

Governors Bay Jetty

For almost 150 years, Governors Bay Jetty has drawn people from far and wide to a magical seascape at the head of the harbour.

Since the earthquakes, the Jetty has sat in disrepair… but not for much longer! With over $1 million raised so far, the Trust will soon sign a construction contract to begin the rebuild in 2022.

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Women in Sport

Women in Sport Fund

Women have a special role in sport. This fund is designed to nurture and inspire women and girl’s participation in sport, by providing funding to support individuals (athletes, coaches, and officials) based in greater Ōtautahi Christchurch, to grow their exposure and success, and then share their stories to younger athletes. Join our fund ambassador Gemma McCaw to play your part.

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