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Trustees Sought for the Landscape Foundation

Posted 19 03 2024

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Call for expressions of interest

The Landscape Foundation is a small not-for-profit charity allied to, but separate from,  Tuia Pito Ora. It is operated by not less than five and up to 12 Trustees. Its purpose is to draw attention to landscape change by exploring options for managing our landscapes using the very best techniques and knowledge, and explore ways of effectively recognising our roles as cultures affecting, and being influenced by, landscape/whenua.

The Foundation is registered with the Charities Commission and can be found on the following website: Our charities commission number is:  CC31765.

Our current trustees are:

Alayna Renata – Chair, Sam Bourne, Di Menzies, Jan Woodhouse and Jackie Bowring - all Landscape Architects; Sarah Flynn- Ecologist; Anthony Hoete- Architect; Carolyn Hill - lecturer in environmental planning and conservation architect; and Marcus Fletcher – planner.

We have four ambassadors:Frank Boffa – Landscape Architect Founder of Boffa Miskell and one of the founders of the landscape architecture profession in Aotearoa NZ; Dame Anne Salmond – Anthropologist, Author and Environmentalist; Kevin Prime -  Environment Court Commissioner and kaumatua; and Desna Whaanga Schollum - artist, design leader and past chair of Ngā Aho.

 Trustees are:

·         Writing a children’s book with a focus on environmental degradation and repair

·         Recording authors talking about the chapters they wrote in the 2021 book Kia Whakanui te Whenua

·         Organising the reprint and sale including publicity of the Foundation’s book Kia Whakanuia te Whenua

·         Organising other material for the website and other social media outlets


We seek three additional trustees and we are specifically looking for people who are passionate about landscape, and who have ideas and knowledge about the following areas:

·         social media – need to be able to run our social media output and manage our sites.

·         finance – need to  organise finances which includes a limited amount of banking and organising annual returns to the Charities Commission.

·         fundraising- identifying potential supporters and raising funds to support projects etc.

·         the rural landscape – I.e the 95% of land outside the confines of the urban boundary that produces our food and fibre and creates habitat for our flora and fauna.

These areas of interest are not mutually exclusive and we also anticipate that new trustees will play a full part in all of the Trusts endeavours.

We currently meet on a monthly basis via Microsoft Meets at 4.30pm on a week night.

Would you  like to join us?

This is our invitation to you to send an expression of interest including a brief CV and what skills you might bring to the Trust to: