wildbase recovery patron

Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy

GNZM, Governor-General of New Zealand

This sanctuary will provide a vital service by enabling injured wildlife to be rehabilitated before they are released back into their natural habitat. In addition, visitors will have a chance to learn about the many dangers our native species currently face – and the steps that we can all take to support conservation of the endangered and rare fauna of New Zealand.

I wish the Wildbase Recovery Community Trust every success as it works towards making the sanctuary a reality, and urge New Zealanders to support this unique and special project.


Our ambassadors come from an array of environments, from sports fields and corporate settings, to the retelling of our nation’s heritage stories. The one environment that unites them is their shared concern for our endemic species’ conservation, which makes each an ideal ambassador for Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery.

Urzila Carlson


Wildbase Recovery is so vitally important, not just to keep all our weird and wonderful endangered species going, but to preserve them for our future, for our kids. No parent wants to show their child a photo of what we used to have. It is our duty to look after our wildlife and I’m thrilled to be a Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery ambassador.


Ian McKelvie

MP for Rangitikei

Our region is blessed with spectacular landscapes and an abundance of wildlife. Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery is well placed to take on the challenge of conserving our native species and providing a sustainable economic opportunity for future generations.

Sir Graham Henry KNZM


We Kiwis take on big international challenges and work hard to succeed. Let’s take some of that energy and use it on home turf to win the fight for our national wildlife. Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery will deliver world-class treatment and care for our native species. I’m excited to help bring the centre to life.


Jamie Fitzgerald


Through telling New Zealand’s First Crossings pioneering stories I’ve learned that while our history is incredible, we have directly contributed to the endangerment of endemic species. I’m proud to be supporting Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery and their conservation work.

get in touch

Wildbase Recovery Community Trust


P O Box 627
Palmerston North Central
Palmerston North 4440
New Zealand