Orari River Protection Group
The Orari River Protection group is a river care and conservation group consisting of volunteers that maintain observation of the Orari River health and all activities on it.
Ted D’Avergne Sculpture Fundraising Committee
In South Canterbury there is the Waihao Forks Hotel. A fundraising group was formed to raise awareness of local Waihao Downs WW2 soldier, Ted d’Auvergne, who left Waimate in 1940 for World War II vowing to return to finish a beer he left at the bar of the Waihao Forks Hotel.
Point Bush Ecological Restoration Trust
The Point Bush Ecosanctuary is a free community asset located in Waimate for all to enjoy.
The mission of this Trust is to establish an EcoSanctuary in Waimate on 90ha of land donated by Mr and Mrs Dennison for the preservation of existing native flora and fauna, as well as the planting and regeneration of a native forest reserve.