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Boom Rock Farm Restoration

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This is our journey to take Boom Rock Farm back in time and set things right.

About


Our history


In the Wellington region only 2.3% of the original extent of wetlands remain, and only 16% of forests.

Ohariu Valley was virtually stripped of native forest in the early 1900's, and many of the wetlands drained to create more farmland. 

100 years on, what should we do with our little Ohariu farm if we're not farmers?


Our vision

We want to restore our little piece of New Zealand to its natural state - including returning the land from pasture to plants, and preserving our wetlands and waterway.

We don't use the farm for grazing, so let's get rid of the pasture and replace it with a forest.

We don't need to put stock in the wetlands, so let's protect it so it can regenerate.

Our projects


::  Wetland Fencing  ::

In partnership with the Greater Wellington Regional Council we're going to ring-fence our wetlands - allowing the plants to regenerate, wildlife and birdlife to return, and to protect the stream at the bottom of the farm.

A massive shout-out to Greater Wellington Regional Council who have very generously approved funding for half of the fencing - an amazing contribution of $11,500 !

We're hoping to fund raise the balance here.

::  Pedestrian bridges  ::
 

In addition to protecting the wetlands, we need to provide safe access across the wetlands by building pedestrian bridges. 

With no vehicle access to the wetlands, our bridges are designed with individual lightweight components that can be transported by foot and assembled on site. 

Once installed they will not only provide worker access, but also allow for visitors to view the wetlands from above on open days.

We need to construct six bridges of between 10 - 12m.  The cost of materials per bridge is $4500. 

::  Planting programme  ::

In the background we've already started our planting programme, and will continue to add more native wetland, coastal and bird-friendly species - with every plant needing protection from rabbits and wind.  

Our ethos


We’re working hard to find cost effective ways to make our vision a reality - using salvaged materials, growing our own plants or sourcing them for free or in bulk, using in-house and volunteer labour. 

This is our opportunity to get in ‘gumboots and all’ - lead by example and inspire change for our rural community, our dog community, and guardians of remaining wetlands across New Zealand.

Our supporters


We'll be hosting planting and bridge building events and would love to see you out there. These will be dog / family friendly events and a chance to see the farm. Prepare to get a little muddy on bridge building days!

If you have any native plant seedlings it would be amazing if you could nurture them and bring with you for planting.

In the meantime, please support Boom Rock Farm Restoration by contributing to our wetland fencing and bridging projects, or our planting programme. 

Give and ye shall receive


As we are a registered charity all donations over $5 are tax deductible. We'll automatically send you a tax receipt so you can claim back 33c for every dollar donated when you file you tax return with IRD. 

Our team

Karen

Admin

Graeme

Admin
Today's Balance
$792.34
Estimated Annual Budget
$1,040
Wetland fencing
$11,500

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Financial Contributions

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Restorer Monthly

Show your support with a monthly contribution from $5 per month - funds raised will go towards any of our projects

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$5 NZD / month

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Plant Lover Monthly

Set up a monthly contribution to our planting programme - supporting the purchase of Bird Lover and Riparian plants in bulk + plant protection.

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$5 NZD / month

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One-time contribution
Plant Lover Supporter

Make a one-off contribution towards the bulk purchase of Bird Lover and Riparian native plants + plant protection

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$10 NZD

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Project Sponsor

Make a one-off contribution towards one of our major projects - wetland fencing or pedestrian bridges

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$25 NZD

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Big Spender Sponsor

Splash the cash and make a chunky one-off contribution towards one of our major projects - wetland fencing or pedestrian bridges.

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$250 NZD

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Top financial contributors

1
Rebecca

$200 NZD since Jan 2024

2
Peter & Bernice

$200 NZD since Jan 2024

3
Fiona & Roger

$200 NZD since Jan 2024

4
Karen

$195 NZD since Apr 2023

5
Craig Brooks

$75 NZD since Dec 2023

6
Shannon Wray

$10 NZD since Oct 2023

Boom Rock Farm Restoration is all of us

Our contributors 7

Thank you for supporting Boom Rock Farm Restoration.

Karen

Admin

$195 NZD

Graeme

Admin

Rebecca

$200 NZD

Peter & Bernice

Project Sponsor

$200 NZD

Fiona & Roger

Project Sponsor

$200 NZD

Craig Brooks

Project Sponsor

$75 NZD

Shannon Wray

Plant Lover Supporter

$10 NZD

Budget


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Today’s balance

$792.34 NZD

Total raised

$792.34 NZD

Total disbursed

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Estimated annual budget

$1,039.82 NZD

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News from Boom Rock Farm Restoration

Updates on our activities and progress.

Shout out ... You guys are awesome

Just a quick 'thanks' to a couple of businesses that have come on board with donated planting materials. Mitre 10 Mega in Petone - Thanks heaps for all the untreated sticks from your timber pallets. They make perfect tree planting stakes. A...
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Published on July 15, 2023 by Karen

Planting is underway

We thought it only fitting that some of our oldest family members planted the first trees. Bernice and Peter - both in their 80's - laying down some sweet sweet native trees xo...
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Published on June 25, 2023 by Karen