13 September 2019
The sponsorship will go towards improving the education programme that Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari provides to over 4,500 students and teachers every year.
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland island, where 3400-hectares of native bush is surrounded by a 47km pest-proof fence. It is the largest of its kind in New Zealand.
Lead Educator at Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Tali Jellyman says “we are thrilled to have Mother Earth as a partner to our conservation education programme. The more opportunities we can provide to involve students in experiencing conservation science in action and learning about protecting what is special about New Zealand’s rare and endangered wildlife, the more we’ll be able to ensure its protection for future generations”
Mother Earth Brand Manager Larissa Arnold says the Hamilton-based company is proud to support their local community by partnering with Waikato organisation Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and their education programme.
“We believe in caring about people, communities and the environment. We are proud to sponsor a programme that supports young people to learn about their environment and develop skills to make a positive difference, which fit so well with our own values,” Larissa says.
Based in Hamilton, Mother Earth produces wholesome and delicious food, which has been loved by Kiwis for more than 30 years. This includes lunchbox snacks, nuts and nut mixes, peanut butter and honey. The company is passionate about supporting organisations that have a positive impact on the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
A school competition will be scheduled during term one 2020, where two lucky Waikato classrooms will have the opportunity to be part of a kiwi release experience. More details will be going out to schools soon.