Successful Funding


We have been successful with funding for stage 1 start up;

This Funding is targeted at removal of Pest Tree species in Victoria Domain and replanting of Native Tree species.

Work commenced on 20th April 2016 , See Video Section for progress


Many Thanks to the below organisations ;


Funding Approved for 2015 -2016 

Rata Foundation                                                                       $15,000
Marlborough District Council                                                  $11,000
Funding Approved for 2016 - 2017 - 2018 
Marlborough District Council                                                  $23,900 ( $71,700) 

Further Funding Sought ; 

 Native Tree Information Trail                                                $15,000

Our local College have committed to organisation of a Native tree trail which will be completed by students as a project. First identify species  planted the photograph and prepare information to be displayed on Large color signs at each specimen. A great education tool for Marlborough to use and the many foreign travelers into Picton.

Planting of the Domain, 09 / 2016 ongoing                             $4,500 per annum 

Planting costs include, purchase of trees, hire of equipment, transportation of refuse and labour, fertilizer costs, tree protection costs, monitoring costs. This part of the project will involve local youth and educators from schools or as individuals.

We will be planning approximately 200 trees per annum with the help of the children.

Individual Tree sponsorship available, a family tree , email Contact Page . 

                      Join Guardians of the Sounds for a sustainable Future  


Individual Donations can be given directly to Totaras for Totaranui;


To Donate for Pest Removal and Planting Native Species click Below ;




                             In the Order ID section enter ;  Totaras Project 




Company and Organisation funding or Sponsorship pleae use Contact Page 

Guardians of the Sounds is a registered Charity and donatins are Tax deductable


Charitable Society of Guardians of the Sounds


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Reg. Charity: CC36951

Contact Direct; 

Paul  Keating

Phone 03 5736412

Mob;   0297770088