Kapiti Island Project

Revenue Generation Strategy will create world-class tourism on Kapiti Island

Protecting and providing access to our unique New Zealand environment is one of Giblin Group’s favourite types of projects. Why? Because its about creating thriving communities for not only today but also for our children and our grandchildren. We really care about our community and the environment is a key part of this.

The Department of Conservation brought Giblin Group on board to create a Revenue Generation Strategy for the Kapiti Island Project. This is a project that really resonated with Giblin Group’s values – it aims to give the public a greater appreciation of the outstanding conservation asset that is Kapiti Island. Kapiti Island is an iconic landmark for all New Zealanders – for its physical presence, its historical significance and its premier role in conservation.

The roll-out of this project can be split into two strands; firstly, the creation of a world-class tourism operation on the Island, which will in turn attract greater numbers of visitors thereby increasing the profile of the Island; and secondly, education around the conservation programmes and activities that happen on the Island, in order to better inform visitors and enhance their appreciation and experience of Kapiti Island.

The Strategy that was created looked to coordinate and connect across multiple revenue sources to maximise all opportunities to fund the Kapiti Project. This looks at a coordinated approach of a substantial funding mix from corporate sponsorship, strategic partnerships with local government and other organisations, private trust funding, and community fundraising. These elements are built on pillars of authentic community engagement. The support and the backing of the local community are recognised as vital to the success of the project.



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Jonty Hendry - General Manager, BATS Theatre

“Jenni did a fantastic job in helping us to secure critical partnerships and funding support for our internationally significant Len Lye Centre project – what’s more we really enjoyed working with her.”

Barbara McKerrow - Former CEO New Plymouth District Council

“Giblin Group’s knowledge of government practices and procedures on a national and local level is invaluable, and I often find that they are well connected with staff and officials on all levels of Government. Giblin Group scopes their assignments well, provides accurate cost estimates for their services, delivers within the agreed timeframes and always deliver excellent quality work – no project manager can really ask for more!”

Kritzo Venter, Senior Stormwater Engineer, Wanganui District Council

“The work that the Giblin Group completed, in collaboration with our staff, was instrumental in the success the project has had in securing significant funding to this key City initiative. In particular we have found the experience of the Giblin Group to been invaluable in seeking funding from a variety of sources in an increasingly challenging environment.”

Lance Vervoort, General Manager – Community, Hamilton City Council