Funding boost

Four Upper Clutha environmental initiatives have received a share of a $60,000 funding boost from the Lake Wānaka and Love Queenstown Community Funds to support climate conservation and biodiversity action.

Te Kākano Aotearoa, Wānaka Backyard Trapping, Wai Wānaka, Upper Clutha Wilding Tree Group, along with Whakatipu Reforestation Trust, Tāhuna-Glenorchy Dark Skies Group, and the Whakatipu Wildlife Trust, are the seven inaugural recipients of the funding established just over a year ago under the Queenstown Lakes District destination management plan.

A further $15,000 has been invested in a local endowment fund.

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