Wild for Taranaki

The largest biodiversity project of its kind, Wild for Taranaki sets the stage for a thriving community.

Wild for Taranaki is the identity of the Taranaki Biodiversity Trust, which was established in 2015 by groups and organisations involved in the protection of native plants, animals and ecosystems in Taranaki. With a vision of eradicating predators and pests from the region by 2050, the Trust has committed to a significant biodiversity project of a scale unseen before in New Zealand.

With a project of this size, and over such a long time frame, there is a need to introduce the plan to the community to gain their support as well as generate the funding necessary to deliver the programmes necessary to see it succeed.

Giblin Group has been engaged to deliver these two significant work streams through the development of a Community Engagement and Communications Strategy as well as a Revenue Generation Strategy.

To date, stakeholder workshops have provided valuable insight and over the next few months we look forward to seeing the results of our combined plans come to fruition around this fantastic project.

“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 Chief Executive

“Giblin Group’s work on the Better Business Case process contributed to the development of a compelling piece of work. This project has created a considerable step change framework for the future of our City.”

Gary Poole - Tauranga City Council Chief Executive

“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