The CUE Haven restoration project would not be possible without the support of a number of organisations. We would like to thank the following:
The Department of Conservation (DoC) – for providing us with funding at the start of our project, through their Biodiversity Advice Fund, to hire a consultant ecologist to prepare a detailed plan for our re-vegetation program. Also, in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014, for generous funding through their Biodiversity Condition Fund towards the cost of the plants for the re-vegetation program.
The Auckland Council has been one of our strongest supporters, providing training, guidance and funding. The Rodney District Council’s Rodney Natural Heritage Fund (NHF) has provided us with funding towards the costs of native plants and plant maintenance in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015 and the Rodney Local Board have continued their support with funding in 2016. Additionally, Rodney District Council’s Rodney Environmental Education Fund provided us grants in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 towards the costs of seedlings to grow in the CUE Haven nursery and to develop environmental educational signs. The Auckland Regional Council Environmental Initiatives Fund (EIF) in conjunction with the Honda Tree Fund has provided funding in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 towards the costs of native plants.
Since the beginning of our project, the Auckland Council Environmental Team has been a great help providing consultation on revegetation matters, water quality, pest control and have also provided us possum bait boxes and baits to assist with our pest management program.
The following companies support CUE Haven by sponsoring products and services:
And thank you to Surround Landscape Architecture and Ascension Surveyors Ltd. for helping to plan and design the viewing lookout platform.
And a very special Thank You to:
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award for selecting CUE Haven as a site where participants in the programme can do the residential requirements of the Gold Award. Since 2013 the students have made an invaluable contribution to CUE Haven and our many thanks to them.
Unitec staff and students, who have been a great source of new ideas and assistance. Since 2010, ecology students studying native bush restoration in the Department of Natural Sciences have made regular field trips and CUE Haven is an approved site for the students to do field work for their practicum. Since 2013, students from Unitec’s Departments of -Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Graphic Design, Business and Communication have assisted with long term projects and Unitec’s partnership with CUE Haven is invaluable and much appreciated.
Trees for Survival – for selecting our property as one of their supported sites. In particular we would like to thank Gail Farrell for her assistance before, during and after the planting days.
The students and teachers from Saint Kentigern School who helped kick start the planting at CUE Haven in 2008 and the other groups of students in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The students and teachers from Avondale College for their planting assistance in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Members of the Shah Satnam Ji Green ‘S’ Welfare Force for their tremendous assistance with the tree planting in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The Warkworth Branch of the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society who help us with nursery work and weeding.
The staff and horticulture students at VisionWest, who have come out to CUE Haven in 2011, 2012 and 2013 and assisted with various tasks as part of their field experience.
Students from Murrays Bay Intermediate School, Ficino School, Silverdale School, Waikowhai Intermediate School, Milford School, Titirangi Rudolf Steiner School, Orewa College, Westlake Boys High School, Westlake Girls High School for their assistance with planting, nursery work and walking track construction.
The Gateway students at Westlake Girls High School for selecting CUE Haven as a site for their environmental projects and providing us with beautiful benches, signs, and weta hotels.
The SFS Centre for Rainforest Studies for sending staff and students out to help with planting and track work.
The teams of Conservation Volunteers and International Student Volunteers who have helped us with our planting in 2008, 2011 and 2012
Rotarians from the Auckland Sunshine Rotary Club for their assistance at St. Kentigern School TFS planting days since 2008.
Rotarians from the Hillsborough/Mt. Roskill Rotary Club for their support and interest in the CUE Haven project through participation in planting days in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and also for assisting with the community mural painting on the nursery.
Members of the Satya Sai group for their continued help and support in 2011 and 2012 by participating in various activities at CUE Haven.
The following companies and organisations who have given their staff time out to assist with community projects and the enthusiastic staff who volunteered to come to CUE Haven and assist with tree planting or track construction:
Suzi Phillips, Ornithologist, for conducting semi-annual bird counts on the property to help us assess the success of our restoration program in bringing back diverse bird species.
The staff at Scrub Growers Ltd. who provide most of our plants and are just as passionate as we are about our project. Your help is invaluable!
And last but not least, our consultant ecologist, Rodney Straka from Scrub Consultants Ltd, for his continued guidance and support in helping us achieve our dream at CUE Haven.