Your participation in this event is restoring Motutapu!
The Partners Life DUAL is no ordinary event. It’s an event developed specifically to make a positive impact in the world we live in.
The event concept a collaboration between Total Sport and the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT). The key objectives of MRT are quite simple, they have a vision to restore the natural and historic heritage of Motutapu. Presently MRT plant around 16,000 native trees annually, and have covered well over 100ha already. By participating in the Partners Life DUAL, you will be directly contributing to the planting campaign undertaken by MRT.
Both Motutapu and Rangitoto islands are completely pest-free which means there are no non-native pest animals such as rats, mice, stoats, possums, feral cats etc. Thanks to past participants of the Partners Life DUAL, we now have kiwi once again on these islands!
Through nursery propagation, tree planting and weed control, the Trust has created a safe habitat for these rare birds. Endangered takahe, whitehead, tieke/saddleback, pateke and shore plovers have been released onto the islands since the celebration of their pest-free status in August 2010. Others have arrived under their own steam such as bellbirds and kakariki.
You can do your bit to ensure the islands remain a safe-haven for these special native species by participating in the event.Your DUAL entry is contributing to this work.
Learn how you can help this project by reading the Dual Biosecurity Notes (309k pdf). To really throw your weight behind the effort to restore Motutapu become a Friend of Motutapu, and make a regular donation.