Whether it’s getting your hands in the soil to plant a tree or making a financial contribution we’d love your support! Teaming with wildlife, a natural investment in Project Island Song...

Become a friend Donate Adopt a rat trap Adopt a tree Volunteer Corporate membership Leave a gift in your will

Become a friend

Become a friend of Project Island Song and you can be part of the restoration. Whether it’s getting your hands in the soil to plant a tree or making a financial contribution we’d love your support!

Becoming a friend will entitle you to:

  • Receive priority invites to special events and planting days
  • Receive our newsletter, Island Song Quarterly.
  • Receive news bulletins, On the Ground with Project Island Song 


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Volunteer for wildlife conservation work


Great news, we can continue volunteering at all settings in the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system). As of 11.59pm on 4th April you will not need to show a vaccine pass to take part in volunteering, however, to keep you safe, we will require all volunteers to bring facemasks to each activity. We ask that you also stay home if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19, are isolating or have a household member isolating.

Helping us to bring back the birdsong to the islands of Ipipiri, note by note.

Without the commitment of our strong volunteer base Project Island Song would not have achieved what is has done to date. As we look to the future we are aware how important that volunteer component is to our ongoing success. 

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Adopt a tree





We are delighted to offer a new way to be part of Project Island Song – and a great gift idea. Each year we plant a great many trees, from primary plants that are known as “colonising plants”, such as kanuka, Manuka and cabbage tree through to the great canopy trees that make up the ancient forests, such as kauri, totara and rimu.







Adopt a rat trap

Adopting a rat trap is a practical way to help us to keep the islands pest free. An annual donation of $50 per year will pay for a year’s servicing of one of the 450 trap stations we have on the mainland to protect the islands: you will receive an electronic certificate with the trap’s GPS coordinates and you can also monitor your trap catches online.


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Leave a gift in your will

Close your eyes and imagine the Bay of Islands you want to see. With a gift to Project Island Song in your will, we can help your vision come true…


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Corporate membership

You can become a corporate member for just $275 a year! 

Project Island Song is an ecological restoration project in the islands of Ipipiri in the eastern Bay of Islands. They are coming alive with birdsong, regenerating forests and increasing biodiversity.

Becoming a Corporate Member of Project Island Song means you will be contributing to the restoration and ongoing sustainability of the project. This helps to ensure locals and visitors alike can enjoy a unique year-round experience of Northland's subtropical climate, spectacular scenery and natural heritage.

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