Yates in the Community

Rainbow Springs Nature Park & Kiwi Encounter – Rotorua

As New Zealand’s native iconic bird the kiwi is an important aspect of our country and culture. Yates supports Rainbow Springs with a supply of Hauraki Gold Peat Moss for the kiwi’s to forage in. As such we have the privilege of having two kiwis named after the Yates product ‘Moss’ and ‘Peat’ The most recent ‘Peat’ was born in November 2009 and has been successfully reared and released back into the forest in the Waimarino region. With over 65 birds onsite the team at Rainbow Springs are very busy!


Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust

Yates NZ Ltd supports the regal Monarch through the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust. Yates encourages the planting of more swan plants which support the lifecycle of the caterpillar, by offering a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Yates Swan Plant seed packets to the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust.


Moturoa Island Restoration

Motuora is being transformed. This Hauraki Gulf island was once a farm but now, with the help of thousands of volunteers, a young forest has been established and a native ecosystem is being rebuilt.
Yates are proud to support their efforts with the supply of potting mix to give their natives the best start.


Trees for Survival

Trees for Survival is a charitable trust that encourages school children to grow and plant native trees. Yates NZ Ltd have been involved in Trees for Survival since its inception and over many years has played a pivotal role in providing the essential potting mix that ensures the trees get off to a good start in an ideal growing medium.


Retina New Zealand

Retina New Zealand is a voluntary organisation and a registered charity. It is a professional group promoting education about causes, treatments and prevention of retinal degenerative disorders. Yates donates 40 cents to Retina NZ for every packet of Cosmos Bright Eyes seeds sold in New Zealand.


Willowbank Wildlife Reserve – Christchurch

Yates New Zealand is helping the kiwis at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve by donating Yates Hauraki Gold peat moss through out the breeding season for the brooder boxes of the newly hatched chicks. Last season the New Zealand Conservation Trust at Willowbank hatched 64 eggs and reared a further 14 chicks taken from the wild, so this donation is considerable and very welcome.


West Coast Wildlife Centre

The West Coast Wildlife Centre in Franz Josef Glacier is home to the Captive Rearing Programme for two of New Zealand’s most precious kiwi – The Rowi and the Haast tokoeka. Both are teetering on the edge of extinction with fewer than 400 individuals left in each species. Yates New Zealand has donated a supply of Hauraki Gold Peat Moss for the kiwi chicks to forage in while in their brooder boxes. With a estimated 60 chicks expected to be hatched, raised and released from the facility this season, the donation is a huge support to this fantastic Programme and a massive help to saving our national icon.