Haere mai! Welcome!

Welcome to the Rotokare Scenic Reserve Trust!

We are a community-led conservation-based charitable trust in the heart of Taranaki! As the kaitiaki of the beautiful Lake Rotokare and its environs, our primary focus is to achieve the highest level of restoration, protection, and enhancement of Rotokare's indigenous ecosystem. Our wetland and lowland forests are home to hundreds of native plants and threatened wildlife species including kiwi, hihi/stitchbird, tieke/saddleback, popokatea/whitehead, and toutouwai/North Island robins.

Join us on our journey to discover and protect our wildlife, recognise the special people involved in our efforts, celebrate our achievements, and share our vision for the future!

Recent News

Rotokare kiwi released in Kaitake Range
09 April 2021

Rotokare kiwi released in Kaitake Range

In a landmark event, a vanguard of six adult kiwi, born and raised at Rotokare, were released near P...
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A Tribute to Simon Collins (25/02/1973 - 20/03/2021)
29 March 2021

A Tribute to Simon Collins (25/02/1973 - 20/03/2021)

It is with great sadness that we relay the passing of Rotokare's Sanctuary Manager, Simon Collins, o...
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Kiwi move out of Rotokare for the first time!
10 June 2020

Kiwi move out of Rotokare for the first time!

On Sunday 7th June 2020, we witnessed an epic event ten years in the making -- with kiwi being moved...
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More hihi released at Rotokare!
15 April 2018

More hihi released at Rotokare!

Following the introduction and successful breeding of hihi/stitchbird last year, Rotokare was proud...
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