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.

Exhibit Group

Exhibit Group has over 30 years’ experience servicing the exhibition, events and trade display industries. It builds high quality displays and signage, provide logistics services, display maintenance and storage. It has provided Million Metres with an events display that will get delivered to events around the country.


If you choose to work with Exhibit Group let them know you found out about them through us. The company will donate 10% of the sale to a Million Metres Project.  


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. 

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

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

Matt Dowdle

Matt Dowdle is an Auckland-based photographer who specialises in lifestyle, landscape and adventure photography. Inspired by the natural beauty of New Zealand, photography has turned into a passionate pursuit of his. In 2016/17 he set out on a personal photography project called Lost Zealand, a 3000km walk stretching from Cape Reinga in the North Island to Bluff in the South Island of New Zealand. It was a 6 month journey that saw him venture up mountains, through forests and into the unknown. 

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattdowdlephotography

Website: https://www.mattdowdle.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.

Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is a national not-for-profit sector organisation comprising approximately 1900 corporate and individual members in New Zealand and overseas. Water New Zealand is the principal voice for the water sector, focusing on the sustainable management and promotion of the water environment and encompassing the 3 waters : drinking water, waste and storm waters.

A core priority for Water New Zealand is sector leadership and advocacy. Water New Zealand makes submissions on behalf of members to Parliament on issues that relate to the water environment.

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.