Diana Isaac Cup – Apply now!

Together with Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust , Te Ara Kākāriki invite individuals or community groups who have created a Greendot to apply for this award.

This is a way to celebrate and reward exceptional efforts re-establishing indigenous habitat in the Selwyn District especially those who have involved the community in their projects.

For many years Lady Diana Isaac supported the work of Te Ara Kākāriki and in 2012 she created this award to acknowledge outstanding efforts weaving native plants into the working lands of Selwyn District.

Lady Isaac had a long history of conservation, setting up the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust with her husband Neil Isaac. Through the trust much of their 1,100 hectare McLean’s Island property has been rehabilitated to become an internationally recognised example of quarry restoration and is the site of specialised captive breeding programmes set up to protect and restore populations of endangered and threatened endemic bird, reptile and fish species.

The winners of the Diana Isaac Cup will be presented with the cup at our Friends of Te Ara Kākāriki meeting in July along with $1000 to contribute towards further restoration or pest control at their site. Thank you to the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust for their ongoing support of our planting days and sponsoring this opportunity.

We encourage landowners, community groups or companies who began restoring their site at least three years ago and who used eco-sourced native seedlings to apply for this award.

Click here to apply online Closes May 18th

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