The Honourable Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation, will be journeying to Martins Bay, Hollyford Valley, on July 16th 2014 to officially launch the Hollyford Conservation Trust.
He will be accompanied by the Director of Partnerships Kay Booth and Southern Regions’ Conservation Services Director Allan Munn.
Trust Chair Ron Anderson says the trust is delighted to be able to host the event alongside Ngai Tahu Tourism (The Hollyford Track) at the Martins Bay Lodge. They are hoping kaumatua from local runaka will be able to attend, and as many of the landholders and supporters of the trust as possible.
The day will include a tour of the lower Hollyford Valley and an historic signing of the partnership between The Hollyford Conservation Trust and The Department of Conservation.