Connecting with our communities
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Supporting our communities

With more than 70 forests throughout New Zealand, we’re a part of many different local communities. Lending our support to help improve the regions in which we work is very important to us and we’ve had the privilege of helping out some iconic Kiwi communities.


Helping protect kiwi

Omataroa Kiwi Project takes a unique approach to kiwi conservation and we’re proud to be supporting them in their crucial work.

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Hawkes Bay

Rare discovery in Hawkes Bay

The accidental discovery of a critically endangered native plant and its ongoing protection will contribute significantly to boosting numbers.

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Pauanui Walkway

Pauanui walkway a delight for locals and tourists

A new walking track and cycleway linking Pauanui and Tairua delights locals and visitors.

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Guiding Stars

Guiding stars

Ancient fallen logs have been transformed into a traditional navigation tool – a ‘Star Compass’ which provides not only guidance for waka but a stunning piece of sculpture.

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School Safety

School safety programme trucks on

Rayonier Matariki Forests has partnered with many schools around New Zealand to deliver a programme to keep kids safe around logging trucks.

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Supporting India

Supporting children in need

Rayonier Matariki Forests’ export team has been visiting and supporting a children’s orphanage in Southern India.

Rayonier Matariki Forests is proud to support Sowbhagya Illam Children's Home in Gandhigram, Nadu in India. For the past few years we have visited the orphanage to bring gifts for the children and also provided funds to improve the facility with the construction of bathrooms, pathways and an indoor play room. The orphanage cares for around 170 children ranging from two to seventeen years old.