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Ways to Support Us

Take Action for Freshwater!

There are many ways in which you could protect your local waterways including riparian planting and stock exclusion. 

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Dr Roger Grace Memorial Fund 1945-2019   

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Roger was an absolute champion for our marine environment. He dedicated his life to marine conservation and tirelessly shared his wealth of knowledge with others. Roger was a trustee of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust from 2002 – 2018 and an honoured patron from 2018. Our team loved spending time with Roger and I don’t think we are ever going to forget the correct way to eat an artichoke! We miss you terribly but we will ensure your legacy makes waves for a long time to come.

A memorial fund has been established and is administered by the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust. The page to donate directly can be found here.

A special committee is under establishment to decide on the use of these funds, made up of a Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust representative, a member of the Grace family and other environmental organisations Roger has worked with. Queries to be directed to Samara Nicholas - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteering is the perfect way to give back to your community.  We have had thousands of volunteers contribute to the mahi of Whitebait Connection.  If you would like to know more about volunteering opportunities, please click here.


Please support us by sponsoring us or making a donation. By doing so, you are actively supporting Whitebait Connection in inspiring our next generation of New Zealanders to be kaitiaki of our freshwater and the surrounding environment. There are many ways in which you can sponsor us including:

  • Adopting a school - contributing the full cost for the delivery of our Whitebait Connection programme to a school of your choice.
  • Community events - contributing partial or full costs of a community event run by Whitebait Connection e.g. community planting day, stream awareness day, spotlighting event.
  • Supporting crucial running costs - contributing towards crucial administration costs for the day-to-day operation of the Whitebait Connection organisation.

We can also tailor sponsorship packages to suit your needs, whether as an individual or business.  If you are interested in sponsoring us or donating, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Support our Sponsors

With the generous support of our sponsors, including 2PlusMTF FinanceThe Chocolate Fish Company and NZ Native Fauna, we are able to continue our work towards healthier waterways. Please support our sponsors to support us.


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