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Our Geopark tells the story of our land, our whenua.
It inspires our people and visitors to learn, discover and be connected to our living planet and cultural histories, so together we can care for and contribute to thriving communities.
As a registered charity we rely upon ongoing funding and donations to keep working towards our vision and goals. Please support us and donate online today - so together we can care for and contribute to thriving communities.
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Waitaki Whitestone Geopark Trust
Where we develop a generation of people who care for the planet and its people. This requires understanding the stories of our land, our sky and our ocean.
Understand it. Appreciate it. Protect it for future generations.
Enhance Waitaki’s social identity and increase community pride by providing a unifying platform to share the stories of our land, rich culture and heritage.
Inspire locals and visitors to learn, discover and connect with the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark through educational programmes and by providing engaging experiences and activities, with a focus on youth.
Ensure key geological, cultural, heritage sites and assets are visibly part of the Geopark, well curated, accessible and protected.
Increase community well-being through holistic sustainable development supporting economic growth.