Our native flora and fauna are a taonga that helps to define us as a nation.  At Horizons, we work in partnership with our communities to protect and enhance our patch of native New Zealand. We are lucky enough to have our own Regional Park in Tōtara Reserve and many other excellent examples of living heritage, like Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge and Manawatū River.

Now is the time to tackle the big questions around its future management. Good progress is being made in some areas, aided by effective new technology and greater public, corporate and philanthropic investment in the environment. Regional councils from around the country have come together and collaborated on a 'think-piece' document proposing five shifts to enhance the way we manage biodiversity in New Zealand. We encourage you to have a read, or watch the video below.

Horizons offers a number of community grants which the public can apply for each year, for projects that enhance and protect our environment. Find out more about Grants and Sponsorship.