wildbase recovery patron

His Excellency Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae

GNZM, Governor-General of New Zealand

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery will not only provide appropriate rehabilitative care for our wildlife, it will also provide visitors with the rare opportunity to see creatures like kiwi, takahē and tuatara and to understand the many dangers they currently face. In this way, New Zealanders will be more aware of the steps we can all take to serve the cause of conservation in New Zealand.

I hope New Zealanders will get behind the Trust and support its efforts to make Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery a reality. In this way, they can help to ensure a more secure future for our precious living taonga, the endangered and rare fauna of New Zealand.



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