The Puketi Forest Endowment Fund has been set up under the umbrella of Northland Foundation, for the maintenance and restoration of Puketi Forest.
Puketi Forest Trust, through its project ‘Oh Mai Puketi’ (Awaken Puketi), is working to restore and protect Puketi Forest, an ancient kauri forest located near Kerikeri. The Forest contains magnificent stands of kauri, podocarp and hardwood trees and a rich ecological diversity including 370 recorded species of plants, some of which are found nowhere else in the world. A comprehensive trapping network for pest control has been established over 5,500 hectares and significant progress has already been made to improve the health of the forest. This has enabled the return of abundant birdlife and re-introduction of North Island Robin and Kokako. Further re-introductions are planned.
Now donors can provide the ultimate gift – a legacy in their Will to the Puketi Forest Endowment Fund. In partnership with Northland Foundation, people are encouraged to consider a gift which will go on forever. Bequests (a gift through a Will) are invested in perpetuity and the interest distributed every year to Puketi Forest Trust for their ongoing work.