Community Projects

Merumeru Stream in the Puketi Forest - photo courtesy of Puketi Forest TrustOne of the many kauri trees we're helping to protect in the Puketi Forest - photo courtesy of Puketi Forest TrustThe students of Springbank School proudly display the wake they made - image courtesy of Springbank School

At Natural Timber Creations we like to take an active role in the community. Here are a few of the initiatives we’re involved with:

Pest control in the Puketi Forest

As many of you know we’re situated fairly close to the Puketi Forest. Our close proximity and passion for native trees means we’re committed to helping preserve this amazing natural resource for future generations.

We’ve joined the Hectare Sponsorship Programme and our contribution goes towards providing bait and traps for volunteers to lay to control the pests that destroy native birdlife and fauna.

We think it’s a great initiative and at just $50 per hectare a year, a small donation can make a huge difference. If you’d like to find out more click here>>.

Springbank Maori Studies & Cultural Group

Senior students of Springbank School created a scale model of a waka as part of their cultural studies. Since we’re always keen to support better understanding of our heritage and want to encourage anyone who’s keen to learn the skills of working with wood, we were only too happy to donate the Totara log they used for their project. It was a log that was grown on our own farm - we plant a lot of native trees and not long ago we put in a stand of 300 kauri. The finished waka was donated to Rewa Village and can be seen on display at the pa.


Kerikeri Playcentre

Kerikeri Playcentre was in urgent need of new kitchen units to accommodate a dishwasher for increased hygiene.

This is where Natural Timber Creations came to their rescue by offering to give all materials at cost price and labour for free. Kerikeri Playcentre was very grateful as this was a saving of over $1000, and will leave more money to spend on essentials for the kids' learning and safety.

Far North Life Education Trust

It's important to give kids a head start in life as there is never a second chance. Natural Timber Creations donated a kauri coffee table to the Far North Life Education Trust to help them raise funds for new projects.

We were pleased to hear their raffle raised over $2000 to go towards these projects.