Helping on Holiday
an initiative where locals and visitors can volunteer a little or a lot of their time and help protect and restore our environment.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
Innovative Waste Kaikōura (IWK) - Our Resource Recovery Centre
Forest & Bird NZ
An independent conservation organisation that protects wildlife on land and in the sea. More info
Energy efficiency initiatives
Preventing energy from being wasted in the community.
Kaikōura Ocean Research Institute (KORI)
KORI is a network of marine researchers and educators who are committed to protecting Kaikōura’s marine environment and the animals that live here. More info
The Kaikōura i-SITE Visitor Centre is signed up as an official refill station as part of RefillNZ. We support reusable water bottle use and therefore reducing plastic pollution.
Love the Lyell Creek Group
To protect and improve waterways around Kaikōura.
Kaikōura Wildlife Rescue
Operates a non-profit facility dedicated to the rescue and treatment of ill and injured New Zealand birds in the area. More info
Banded Dotterel Study South Bay
The Banded Dotterel study at South Bay is working with our community to record, research and raise awareness of the endangered Banded Dotterels in our district.
Te Korowai o Te Tai o Marokura
Standing for local leadership about the use and protection of our marine environment. more info
Kaikōura Marine & Coastal Protection Society
Working to reduce overfishing.
Biodiversity project with Water Zone Committee and ECan
Supporting the expansion of the indigenous biodiversity of the district.
Working with businesses
Kaikōura’s business community is committed to the concept of a sustainable future.
The Recycled Trash Fashion Show
Promoting the ideals of recycling and waste minimisation.
Hutton’s shearwater Charitable Trust
Gaining a greater ecological understanding of the Hutton’s shearwaters through research and protecting the two remaining mountain colonies in Kaikōura. More info