Kaikoura Island I Motu Kaikoura
An open sanctuary promoting wilderness education, ecosystem restoration and public recreation on an offshore island.
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The Motu Kaikoura Trust is committed to seeing the Motu Kaikoura sanctuary project contribute to the conservation of New Zealand's native plants and animals.

About motu kaikoura  

Motu Kaikoura is a scenic reserve managed by a team of volunteer Trustees.

The island has a wharf and floating pontoon (ARC grant obtained to replace gangway and pontoon) 548 metre licensed airfield, several kilometers of road. Tractor and accessories, trans mule and excavator. (Thanks to Lion Foundation and Pub Charity for their grants) An alternator for power reticulated underground. Both Spark and Vodafone have cell sites on the island.

3G facilities are obtained through the Vodafone site for our use on the island. A radio repeater was commissioned in conjunction with Glenfern and Outdoor Pursuits Centre (now known as Hillary Outdoors) for regular communications and all safety frequencies. Upgraded sewerage system and hot water.  Solar power system being installed. New lodge with all kitchen facilities and lounge built by Women+Architects completed 2018.

Please observe Gulf Islands’ Bio security signage - Bio security is most important.

Check for mice, rats and ants. THANK YOU

About Motu Kaikoura Trust

Legal name of the Charity: Motu Kaikoura Trust Board

Other Name (inc Trading Name): Motu Kaikoura Trust

Registration number: CC30916

Trustees 2018

Rod Miller - Chairperson

Geoff Davidson - Vice-Chairperson

Rosalie Miller - Secretary

Mel Galbraith - Trustee

Mike Lee - Trustee

Harry Doig - Trustee

Lynette Hoey - Trustee

Sue Daly - Trustee

Gemma Parkin - Trustee

Kim Grove - Treasurer (Non-Trustee)