Our supporters

Sponsorship and in-kind donations from our supporters allow the Million Metres Streams Project to keep our running costs at a minimum, and send 85% of the funds donated straight to the field. A huge thanks to the following people and organisations who have helped make Million Metres possible :

Our Sponsors

We are deeply grateful to these people who provide the necessary funds to keep Million Metres running :

Department of Conservation

DOC is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Its vision is to ensure that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.


DOC has agreed to become a foundation supporter of Million Metres Streams. Its sponsorship agreement helps to cover the cost of staff. 


Alsco is a specialised supplier of Textile Rental Services (Towels, mats, uniforms), First Response Services (First Aid Kits, Defibrillators, Eyewash, Spill Kits and Civil Defence), Washroom Services (Hygiene and Sanitary), and Business Consumables.

It operates throughout New Zealand from 19 branches and marketing centres. Processing, sales, and distribution services are provided from Bluff to Kataia.


Alsco has agreed to become a foundation supporter of Million Metres with a three year commitment. It will help cover the running cost of the project.  Alsco will host information days for staff. Staff will also be volunteering at Million Metres planting days. 

The Body Shop

The Body Shop® International plc is the original, natural and ethical beauty brand, with over 3,000 stores in over 66 countries. The story started in Brighton England, 1976, when founder Dame Anita Roddick began mixing her own products and infusing them with a new idea: that business could be a force for good. Following this vision, for 40 years The Body Shop® has been rule breaking, never faking and change making.

As part of their Enrich Not Exploit™ Commitment, they’ve made it their mission to enrich their products, people and planet. They have always believed that businesses have responsibilities towards the communities in which they operate. The quality of water in New Zealand waterways needs to improve, and the The Body Shop® want their staff and customers throughout the country to have the opportunity to help. For this reason they are donating to Million Metres through products sales.


COR Associates provides expertise in building engineering services and design. It believes that the built environment must enhance the natural world. It strives to embed sustainability into its design solutions.


CORA has agreed to become a foundation supporter of Million Metres Streams for three years. 

In Kind Donors

These people and businesses have generously donated their expertise and resources to the project.


Smartass is cushiony soft, strong toilet tissue for people who care about the environment and like a wisecrack. This totally tree-free TP is not here to save the world but it’s a part of the game. It’s made from 100% renewable, fast-growing sugar cane and bamboo fibres free of bleach, inks, dyes and perfume. So it's kinder to the planet that grew it. 

Smartass has committed to working with Million Metres and for every carton sold will be planting a tree here in New Zealand to improve water quality and enhancing freshwater biodiversity.

Raglan Coconut Yoghurt

Raglan Coconut Yoghurt is a probiotic, dairy-free yoghurt company. It is 100% locally produced in Raglan on the West Coast of New Zealand.

They have set a big goal of raising enough funds to help plant 1,700 trees along NZ’s rivers throughout 2017! You’ll see special fundraiser label popping up on their Big Yoghi jars throughout the year, donating 50 cents from each one you purchase to help fund Million Metres.

Talman Madsen

Talman is a New Zealand based photographer who is passionately in love with this beautiful country. He spends his time travelling to the wild places seeking out scenes that make our jaws drop, all the while documenting it on social media. In 2016 he was awarded the New Zealand Geographic Young Photographer of the Year, he also received a Highly Commended in the Aerial Category.

Through his travels he has managed to amass a large following on social media, it's always been important to him that he was using his influence for good. Upon learning about Million Meters it was only natural that he would team up with us!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talman/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TalmanMadsenPhotography

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TalmanMadsen

Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/talman1

Website: www.talmanmadsen.com

Dr Mike Joy, Massey University

Well known as the scientific champion for New Zealand’s waterways, Dr Joy shared his knowledge, stats and photos for this website.

Robyn Malcolm

Robyn took time out of her busy theatre schedule to record our video voice over.

Brookfields Lawyers

Brookfields Lawyers have generously donated legal advice to the Million Metres Streams Project. 

NZ Trout Fisher

Thanks New Zealand Trout Fisher magazine for helping get the water quality message out there and following our progress.

Kat Jenkins at Multitude

Kat Jenkins of Multitude, NZ's only independent crowdfunding specialist, is generously providing knowledge and advice to the project.

Greenshoot Pacific New Zealand

Specialist sustainability advisors providing strategic services, systems, solutions for events, screen, sport, touring and facilities.

APEX General Limited

Providing services for insurance broking, risk management, risk transfer advice and premium funding for businesses as well as personal insurance.

Morphum Environmental Ltd

Morphum Environmental provides clients with quality solutions that are creative and effective, while promoting a sustainable balance between engineered infrastructure and nature.

Circus Cakes

Cake Circus create cake masterpieces for your special occasions. From cupcakes to tiered cakes, any theme is possible.  

The Morgan Foundation

Like us, the Morgan Foundation wants to protect our waterways for future generations, and they are doing this through their projects My River, and NZ River Awards. They generously made a video for Wellington's Belmont Stream project.