Near Russell in Northland, Antonio Pasquale and Stefania Muraro are protecting the entire catchment of Waitata Bay in perpetuity with QEII open space covenants.
The regenerating coastal forest and shrubland is habitat for North Island brown kiwi and weka.
Antonio Pasquale explained the significant biodiversity and conservation values of the Waitata Bay covenants to QEII directors in July 2007.
Photo below, from left: Antonio Pasquale with Edward Ellison, QEII director, Chris Jenkins , Department of Conservation Northland Conservator, James Hunter, QEII director, Yvonne Sharp, QEII Deputy Chairperson, and Peter Byers.
Open SpaceTM Magazine No.71, November 2007 © QEII National Trust