New Zealand Coastal Trust
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The New Zealand Coastal Trust was established in June 2008 to promote the preservation and protection of the coastal environment through voluntary mechanisms.

A prime function of the Trust is to facilitate the purchase of coastal land and its preservation in perpetuity.

It will also be a recipient of bequests and gifts of coastal land.

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How you can help

The NZ Coastal Trust is currently raising funds for the protection of the coast. To make a donation, or to find out more, please visit the Make a Donation page on this website.


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The New Zealand Coastal Trust is proud to have supported the production of Caring for Our Coast: An EDS Guide to managing coastal development.

The guide was the winner of the 2013 RMLA (Resource Management Law Association) Publications Award

New Zealand has a long, varied and spectacular coastline. It supports a diverse range of habitats and species and is of enormous environmental, social, cultural and economic importance to New Zealanders. With the growing pressures and threats facing this country’s coastal environment, we are at risk of losing many of these significant values.

This fully updated and expanded Guide to managing New Zealand’s coastal environment sets out how these challenges can be better addressed. It identifies how the strengthened provisions of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 can be proactively implemented to achieve better outcomes for the coast.

The guide describes the valuable lessons learnt over the past decade in the planning and design of coastal developments and offers insights into current best practice in the field. It is an invaluable resource for coastal developers, coastal managers, professional advisors, students, people living in coastal communities and everyone else concerned with better managing and protecting New Zealand’s coastal environment.

You can order a copy online via EDS's website.