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About The Trust

The Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust was set up in 2003 as a charitable trust, with the following objectives:

  • To facilitate the habitat restoration of the Marlborough Sounds for the purposes of native biodiversity conservation and/or protection of landscape amenity values and/or enhancement of recreational opportunities.
  • To assist with education to ensure that the Marlborough Sounds are respected and protected for future generations.
Dolphinsin the Marlborough Sounds  (photo Cawthron Inst)

Office Holders of the Marlborough Sounds Restoration Trust are:

Chairman – John Hellstrom
Treasurer – David Oddie
Trustees –  Bev Doole, Peter Jerram, Eric Jorgensen, Andrew Macalister, Rob Mounsey

The Department of Conservation's Conservation Services Manager (Picton) and the Marlborough District Council's Environmental Science and Monitoring Manager are ex officio members of the Trust.

The Trust is incorporated under the Charitable Trusts Act 1957, and is a registered charitable entity in terms of the Charities Act 2005. Information about the Trust is publicly available on the Charities Register.

The Trust is also considered a donee organisation for tax purposes, such that any gifts of money it receives from individuals and certain companies qualify for tax advantages.


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