We are deeply grateful to these people who provide the necessary funds to keep Million Metres running :
Auckland Council is the territorial authority for the region bounded by Wellsford in the north and Tuakau in the south, and including the Hauraki Gulf islands. An important aim for the Council is to make Auckland one of the world’s most liveable cities, as it will be beneficial to Auckland’s communities, and also its natural capital. Through conservation activities including land and water conservation and restoration of biodiversity, Auckland’s communities will benefit from improved water quality, both in its waterways and in its three harbours that waterways flow into – the Waitemata, Manukau and Kaipara.
Auckland Council is delighted to be working with the Million Metres Streams project and will bring both urban and rural stream restoration projects from a number of catchments.
With a vision to enhance the lives of all of the people of our region, Foundation North holds in trust for the communities of Auckland and Northland an endowment, or pūtea, of over a billion dollars. This comes from the sale of the community’s shares in what was previously the Auckland Savings Bank. That endowment allows us to make around $35m in grants each year to not-for-profit groups and community initiatives in Auckland and Northland.
Since it was founded as the community trust for Auckland and Northland in 1988, the Foundation has returned around a billion dollars in grants to our region.
Ministry for the Environment was established under the Environment Act 1986. Our purpose is – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata – to make Aotearoa /New Zealand the most liveable place in the world.
To make New Zealand the most liveable place in the world, we need our environment to prosper. Our job as an organisation is second to none; we work with New Zealanders to create change and we are at the cutting edge of policy. We inspire, we listen, we engage, we invest, we provide the evidence, we make connections, and we monitor the system to see what’s working. We drive constant improvement across the environmental and natural resources systems.
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® 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 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.
There are about 2 billion branded cola drinks consumed every day – over a million a minute. But the West African people who discovered the magical properties of the cola nut don’t make a penny back from the world’s most popular fizzy drink. We thought it was time someone did something about that. So we made Karma Cola.
We made Karma Cola to taste good and be good. Be good for the land, good for the people who grow the ingredients, and as good for you as fizzy drinks can be – so you can feel good about drinking them. We set up the Karma Cola Foundation to help ensure that happens, and money from every beverage in the Karma Drinks range sold helps a village in Sierra Leone.
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 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!
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.
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 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.
Brookfields Lawyers have generously donated legal advice to the Million Metres Streams Project.
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