First Gas Sponsorship
Saturday is another busy day for the Trust, assisting First Gas volunteers to install their very own trapline on the mountain, further strengthening partnerships on the Pouakai Range.
Connecting staff to nature while helping to restore the biodiversity of the Pouakai Ranges, has seen a win-win partnership form between First Gas and Taranaki Kiwi Trust. First Gas have coupled their staff wellness programme with setting and regularly monitoring nearly 50 stoat traps on the Pouakai Range. This trapline joins a number of others on the range which are managed by other local community groups.
First Gas representative Sue Christian says this support connects staff with a precious part of Taranaki they see everyday. “We encourage our people to get out of the office and support this wonderful partnership. Getting out into our natural environment and taking part in meaningful activities like this, is great for our wellbeing and also helps with work-life balance. Spending time with family, friends and colleagues giving back to our community not only benefits individuals but makes First Gas a better place to work. ” says Sue.
Taranaki Kiwi Trust Chairperson Sue Hardwick-Smith says the additional stoat line will provide extra protection for kiwi, whio and other native species to flourish in the area. “We are another step closer to seeing an abundance of wildlife in the area,” says Sue. “The support from First Gas and its staff are helping make this a reality.”
Taranaki Mounga Project Manager Sean Zieltjes is pleased that another large business is supporting its staff to participate in environmental opportunities on Egmont National Park.
“Collectively every single person is making a positive contribution to the biodiversity on the Mounga,” says Sean.