You may have seen the news circulating on social media, and in the newspaper lately, about the One Giant Chance fundraising campaign, to purchase more land for Te Mata Park. 8.5 hectares of beautiful neighbouring land, for an increasingly busy Park – nearly 1 million visitors each year! It really is a golden opportunity. The land is located in between the Tauroa and Main Gates Car Parks, and we must raise the funds by the end of 2018 in order to secure it.
As part of this project, we wish to invest further in educational opportunities, encouraging schools and youth groups to visit, learn and enjoy nature – giving them an experience to learn more about our cultural and physical environment.
The Park Trust needs to raise $1.5 million – to purchase the bare land, and initiate planned projects; track development, extensive native tree plantings, educational signage, etc. Unfortunately National Lotteries and national gaming trusts don’t fund the purchase of bare land, so we are asking our local community for support.
Check out the links below for more information. We know the trust would be very grateful for your support and long term this will be an amazing resource for families.
Some more information about the campaign is here:
Here is our GiveaLittle page – https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/one-giant-chance-help-protect-and-expand-te-mata
Here is our campaign video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcmJk-eWsd4&t=32s