Bushy Park Trust

Trust & Vision

Bequeathed to Forest & Bird by the late GF Moore in 1962, Bushy Park has been diligently cared for by a local trust made up of volunteers.

The Bushy Park Trust was established in 1994, and is administered by a core of volunteers.

Objectives of the Trust are:

  • The preservation and enhancement of the 90ha forest by ridding it of all predators.
  • The enhancement of native bird life and the introduction of rare and endangered species once found there.
  • To provide the opportunity for public education, recreation and enjoyment of the Homestead and forest.
  • To provide in the Homestead a facility of accommodation and entertainment.
  • To provide an education programme for students.


The Bushy Park Trust AGMs are held annually, usually in September/October of each year.

Bushy Park Trust AGM 12th October 2019 notice

Bushy Park Sanctuary Trustees

Chairperson Kevin Ross Former CEO of Whanganui District Council and conservationist
Board Member Wilf Emmett Founder of Emmetts Construction and conservationist
Board Member Rosemary Rippon Administrator, businesswoman, conservationist
Board Member Alan Taylor Farmer, Whanganui District Councillor, nominee from Whanganui District Council
Board Member - job-share, Education Committee Kevin Booth/ Robin Paul Teachers, educators, and conservationists
Board Member Leaara Kauika-Stevens Ngaa Rauru Kiitahi Kaihaapai Secretariat & Administration
Secretary Debbie Adam

secretary and conservationist

Board member Alex McLeod  Ngaa Rauru representative
Board member Keith Beautrais Forest and Bird representative
Board member Nicola Patrick  



Bushy Park Newsletter

The August 2014 Bushy Park newsletter has been added. (PDF - 711 kb)
For previous copies, click here.

News from The Bush

Hihi/Stitchbird translocation:
A new publication is available for download. The report into the Translocation of the Stitchbird can be downloaded by clicking here. (PDF: 4.1MB). Updates on the Hihi translocation can be viewed on our new page by clicking here.
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  Homestead: Phone (06) 342-9879 info@bushyparksanctuary.org.nz