NZ Landcare Trust empowers the communities we live and work in to focus on, and improve, the sustainability of our land and water quality.


We partner with farmers, stakeholders, agencies; and community catchment and landcare groups to make a tangible difference in the future of New Zealand’s waterways and landscapes. We are here to help preserve and protect our land, rivers, streams and tributaries for future generations. Learn our history, read our stories and find out more about NZ Landcare Trust.


Throughout the years, the Trust has worked on a range of projects - from large catchment-based projects that deal with complex issues to smaller, landcare groups with a local biodiversity focus.

Across New Zealand, hundreds of farmers and landowners have been encouraged to review and improve their land management practice. They have planted trees, protected waterways, controlled pests and fostered native flora and fauna, in an effort to maintain a productive, sustainable environment. And there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure land and water quality for future generations.