Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau fully funded and giving virtual tours

3 Apr 2020 by The Million Metres team

Thank you to everyone who got behind our mission to restore Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau, Sinclair Wetlands a stunning wetland just out of Dunedin. At the end of last winter, Million Metres teamed up with Glen Riley, kaitiaki at the wetlands and Speight's to launch this fundraiser. We kicked it off with an epic planting day with 60+ Dunedin locals getting stuck in and planting hundreds of native seedlings at the wetland. Speight's got behind this project and put up half the funds needed - so every dollar donated has been matched by Speights. What a bunch of legends!

It was an exciting race to the finish line with some very generous donors from the local community stepping in to help reach the goal. A fantastic $47,300 has been raised. It is clear that aroha and support for this project lives at the very heart of the Otago community. 

These funds raised will now help Glen and volunteers to plant thousands of native seedlings. The team at Million Metres will be keeping you updated on how the project is progressing and revised planting day strategies over the coming year in light of the COVID-19 virus.

If you have been lucky enough to visit Sinclair Wetlands, you will know the visit starts with a tour. But now with the gates closed and everyone keeping safe by staying home, Glen has found an excellent way to keep us all connected with the project. He will take you on a virtual tour! 

All you have to do is visit the Te Nohoaka o Tukiauau - Sinclair Wetlands Facebook page. From the comfort of your bubble, you can join Glen as he reflects on the project’s progress including some of the mahi and stories over the years.

It is a fantastic opportunity to learn about restoring native biodiversity in Aotearoa and gain valuable insight into the project. You might even spot a few people you know among the video clips.