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Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a unique mainland island in the central North Island of New Zealand. Our 3,400 hectare forested ancient volcano stretches from the rolling Waikato lowlands into the clouds above. The mountain is protected by a 47km pest-proof fence which keeps the forest free from mammalian predators, allowing it to regenerate and providing a flourishing pre-human habitat for New Zealand wildlife including many endangered species. Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is owned by the community and operated by the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust. Thanks to the work of the Trust, our sponsors and volunteers, the mountain is now home to many threatened species including kaka, hihi (stitchbird), takahe, giant weta, popokatea (whitehead), kiwi and tuatara, all of which are now thriving in the regenerated lush forest and pest free environment.

Available Roles:
Custodian/Gardener - Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
Cambridge

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Gardening | Working Hours

Take ownership of areas (gardens and paths) surrounding our Manu Tioriori Visitor Centre

Northern and Southern Enclosure Monitors
Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Putaruru

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Conservation | Both/Flexible

Does the thought of a pristine sanctuary environment appeal to you? If so, join our pest monitoring team in our recently opened Northern Enclosure -Hicks Road, Maungatautari or our Southern Enclosure on Tari Road, Pukeatua.

Visitor Centre Hosts
Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Putaruru

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Hosting | Working Hours

Be part of our friendly team, providing a welcoming experience for visitors to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.

Rongoā Rākau Guide
Cambridge, Hamilton, Te Awamutu, Putaruru

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Hosting | Both/Flexible

This role requires you to share your stories and experience of Rongoā Rākau in a beautiful ancient forest environment that protects precious taonga.

Market Stall Assistant
Cambridge

Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust
Conservation | Evenings/Weekends

Help us to raise funds and awareness by assisting with our monthly Cambridge Market Stall...

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