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Protecting our precious places

Queen Elizabeth II National Trust helps private landowners in New Zealand permanently protect special natural and cultural features on their land with open space covenants.

QEII National Trust - a quick introduction

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News: Covenant enquiry leads to rare plant discovery


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National Trust Patron

His Excellency Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand.

OFFICE CLOSED from Monday 26 September to Friday 30 September. All staff and regional representatives are at our annual staff conference during this period. We are having a refurbishment done at our Wellington office while we are away. Emails are working as per usual. We will respond to your email when back in the office on Monday 3 October. Our landline telephones will not be working during the refurbishment period. In the case of an emergency call 021 499 759.

Link for Dr Brian Molloy QEII National Trust Doctoral Scholarship - 2016 invitation for applications

Oral history - Dr Brian Molloy - Listen to clips... full recordings stored at the National Library of New Zealand.

Statistics at 30 June 2015

Registered covenants: 4082
Approved covenants: 390
Area registered and approved covenants: 181,346.9ha
Largest registered covenant: 21,910ha
Largest approved covenant this year: 2350ha
Average covenant size: 40ha

QEII National Trust's YouTube video channel

The National Trust's news and events captured on video.Photo courtesy of Stephen Jacquiery, Otago Daily Times
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