Karori Sanctuary Trust

The Karori Sanctuary Trust, trading as ZEALANDIA, manages ongoing conservation and restoration work at ZEALANDIA sanctuary, works with local organisations and community groups to support local biodiversity, provides educational experiences, and connects people to New Zealand's unique natural heritage. 

The Trust:

  • manages a 225ha conservation estate home, to dozens of native species
  • promotes conservation and advocates for New Zealand’s native wildlife
  • works with local groups to improve biodiversity across the Wellington region
  • partners with leading educational institutions to facilitate world-class environmental research
  • facilitates educational programmes and resources to thousands of young people around the Wellington region.

Board of Trustees

  • Russell Spratt, Board Chair
  • Councillor Teri O’Neill
  • Jo Breese
  • Dr Libby Harrison
  • Paul Atkins
  • Pete Monk
  • Professor Margaret Hyland


Annual reports and statements of intent are available on the ZEALANDIA website.

Quarterly reports 2023-24

Quarterly reports 2022-23