For almost two decades, we have looked to science to influence our decisions, taking cues from the latest technology, the expertise of our dedicated environmental team and the land itself to work towards future-proofing the environment for generations to come.
We want to set the benchmark for responsible land use. In 2004, we got to work establishing an environmental baseline. What state was the land in, and what needed to be done?
We started planting trees — lots of them. We created biodiversity corridors, nurtured wetlands and expanded riparian areas. We kickstarted programmes to eradicate pests and encourage native wildlife. We built our own software to improve water monitoring and efficiency.
It’s our mission to develop the best practices possible.
Stay up-to-date with new and noteworthy environmental initiatives at Wairakei Estate, following along as our dedicated team works to bring our most ambitious projects to life.
No two days are the same for Robin Gerding, Wairakei Estate's busy Conservation Manager. Here she shares her passion for the natural world.
The Tahorakuri Wetland project saw pastoral farming land transformed into a protected area for everyone to enjoy.
How do we kickstart our pursuit towards a predator-free future? We explore what the path to Predator Free 2050 looks like.
We attended the 2022 National Freshwater Conference, engaging with Aotearoa’s leading experts to stay informed and inspired on all things freshwater.
Students, seniors and 5,000 seedlings — the propagation project connects community and conservation for another year.
A new relationship agreement and ecological restoration project with Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa acknowledges shared hopes for a sustainable future.
How does the small action of collecting wild seeds lead to the bigger picture of thriving ecological areas? Discover all the details from our busy day with Ngāti Tahu – Ngāti Whaoa.