Rotary International

imagesTrees for Survival began as a programme and was introduced to New Zealand by Rotary Past District Governor Noel Holyoake.

It was first adopted by the Rotary Club of Pakuranga when 3 schools were established in 1991.

The following Rotary Clubs now support Trees for Survival, either financially, or by providing people to help “hands on” with the programme itself, in a school.

  • Rotary Club of Albany
  • Rotary Club of Auckland
  • Rotary Club of Birkenhead
  • Rotary Club of Botany East Tamaki
  • Rotary Club of Browns Bay
  • Rotary Club of Devonport
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Auckland
  • Rotary Club of Drury
  • Rotary Club of East Cost Bays
  • Rotary Club of Fairfield
  • Rotary Club of Glenfield
  • Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay
  • Rotary Club of Henderson
  • Rotary Club of Howick
  • Rotary Club of Kumeu
  • Rotary Club of New Lynn
  • Rotary Club of Newmarket
  • Rotary Club of Northcote Glenfield
  • Rotary Club of Otahuhu
  • Rotary Club of Paeroa
  • Rotary Club of Pakuranga
  • Rotary Club of Papamoa
  • Rotary Club of Papatoetoe West
  • Rotary Club of Parnell
  • Rotary Club of Penrose
  • Rotary Club of Pohutakawa Coast
  • Rotary Club of Pukekohe
  • Rotary Club of Remuera
  • Rotary Club of Somerville
  • Rotary Club of St John’s
  • Rotary Club of Waitakere City
  • Rotary Club of Waiuku
  • Rotary Club of Warkworth.
  • Rotary Club of Western Springs

If your Service Club ( Lions or Rotary) would like to help, please click here to contact the Trees for Survival Manager.

Trees for Survival works best when the school is subsidised by a support group.

To see the introductory brochure, please click here – About Trees for Survival

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Companies that support us

Trees for Survival is humbled by the support it receives from these dedicated companies:

AccorHotels New Zealand

AccorHotels New Zealand, in partnership with Trees for Survival, are working together to help restore New Zealand’s natural heritage. Every time a guest chooses to reuse their towel during their stay, AccorHotels donates to Trees for Survival. This initiative is part of the AccorHotels global Plant for the Planet programme, planting 1 tree per minute worldwide.

Click here for the AccorHotels website

State Insurance

It’s not easy being green, but State is going there and doing so by encouraging their customers online to save paper and our environment. Going greener still, State has pledged to support Trees for Survival plant more trees and give more children the chance to interact with nature through the Trees for Survival programme.

Click here for the State Insurance website


Since its foundation Trees for Survival has enjoyed the support of the entire team at Multistrut Industries who provide warehousing and an office for the manager. Their continued practical support makes Trees for Survival possible.

Click here for the Multistrut website

Tetra Pak


Tetra Pak is the world’s leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world.  With more than 23,000 employees based in over 80 countries, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business.  Our motto, “PROTECTS WHAT’S GOOD™,” reflects our vision to make food safe and available, everywhere.

Click here for the Tetrapak website

Watercare Services Ltd

“Watercare supplies water to Auckland and treats the region’s wastewater to a high standard. The company also plans and constructs new water and wastewater infrastructure in a cost-efficient and timely manner.”

Click here for the Watercare website

Return to Sender

Return to Sender is New Zealand’s leading designer and manufacturer for contemporary and environmentally focussed caskets.  Using design principles in support of the environment, our caskets are mainly assembled by using interlocking timber fixing and leather; minimum metal fixings are only used to ensure the functionality of the casket isn’t compromised. We use untreated timber from sustainable forests and our finished caskets either showcase the woods natural beauty or are coloured by using waterbased stains and paints.

Since the business was established in 2007 Return to Sender has committed to donating a native tree for every casket we make.  Ten years our own Heritage Tree Programme has now partnered with Trees for Survival as we believe it is not enough to just donate trees, we also need to educate and inspire our children to take responsibility for the future of our beautiful country.

Click here for the Return to Sender website

Winstone Aggregates

In late 2014, Golden Bay Cement and Winstone Aggregates integrated to become GBC Winstone, New Zealand’s largest supplier of cement and aggregates. GBC Winstone remains a business unit of Fletcher Concrete and Infrastructure Limited. The merger of GBC Winstone brings together New Zealand’s largest cement manufacturer with New Zealand’s largest manufacturer and distributor of aggregates and sand to roading, ready mixed concrete, concrete product manufacturers and suppliers to building, construction and civil engineering customers. It also runs cleanfill operations.

Click here for the Winstone Aggregates website


Heirloom is a well known and respected supplier of bathroom products with more than 25 years experience in the New Zealand market. Heirloom delivers “Bathrooms with style”  with leading ranges of bathroom accessories, towel warmers and toilets.

Click here for the Heirloom website

Holyoake Industries

Holyoake Industries is the largest supplier of air distribution equipment in the Asia/Pacific region.  It has manufacturing facilities throughout New Zealand and Australia.

In addition, the Company has investments in forestry and farming with millions of trees under intensive silviculture.

Holyoake Industries has been a keen supporter of Trees for Survival since its inception.

Click here for the Holyoake Industries website

Green Cabs

Green Cabs are NZ’s leading guilt-free transport choice.

As one of the first taxi companies in NZ to introduce hybrid vehicles into the fleet, we have demonstrated our commitment to minimising our environmental impact while delivering affordable, quality service, for nearly ten years. From humble beginnings in Wellington in 2007, we now proudly operate in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.

NZ owned and operated, Green Cabs was founded on the principles of sustainability, affordability and quality – values we uphold to this day. As a result, we offer environmentally-conscientious fares that represent some of the most competitive bang-for-buck rates in the country.

On top of savings for you, we ensure that a portion of every fare taken is donated to two organisations we staunchly support – Trees for Survival and Trees for the Future. Supporting these local and global initiatives in revegetation, sustainability education and conservation for the future, we are proud to be paving a greener path for the future.

Reliable, quality service with an environmental conscience – Green Cabs is proud to be your guilt-free transport partner!

Parkland Products

Established in 1988, Parkland Products is the very best provider of a comprehensive range of world class products and services necessary to achieve quality turf, landscaping and efficient water management.

Click here for the Parkland Products website

G.J. Gardner Homes

At G.J. Gardner Homes, we would love the opportunity to build your new home and make your building experience memorable. Our service promise is based on providing exceptional value, genuine commitment, and building quality homes that stand the test of time. It’s proven to be a successful formula, happy customers have helped us become NZ’s most successful home builders.

To back this up we have a vision which is to have every customer recommend us to their closest friend, and in fact word of mouth is the way that most new customers hear about us. It’s something we are very proud of, that more New Zealanders trust us to build their home than any other builder and this drives our actions every day.

Click here for the GJ Gardner Homes website

NZ Steel

NZ STEEL has been a long time supporter of Trees for Survival particularly in its support of schools in the Franklin area.

NZ STEEL has also provided annual funding to the nationwide programme.

NZ STEEL is playing a vital role in continuing to educate generations of school children about caring for our environment through supporting active, meaningful, hands-on learning as well as supporting local land managers to protect natural waterways.

Click here for the NZ Steel website

Kiwi Experience

Kiwi Experience bus tours provide flexible hop on hop off sightseeing tours and adventure travel throughout New Zealand.  Kiwi Experience supports Trees for Survival in order to educate the youth of today about the importance of restoring natural habitats, ensuring New Zealand’s wild landscapes and rich wildlife are protected for future generations!

Click here for the KiwiExperience website

Grounded Responsible Coffee



This planet is ‘home’ to all of us, meaning we all have a responsibility to keep it healthy. Every day we’re consuming, and all of that consumption has a big impact on the planet, it’s unsustainable. Saving the planet is going to come down to businesses being more sustainable and making more sustainable products available, and to people making more ‘planet friendly’ choices.

Our coffee business is about providing more sustainable options for people, with no compromise on quality, price or convenience. That’s why we’ve made sure Grounded Responsible Coffee not only tastes amazing, but is also 100% fairtrade, 100% organic, certified Climate Neutral, and helping clean up New Zealand’s waterways and restore native flora and fauna. And it’s available at your local supermarket!

Woodchuck USA

WOODCHUCK USA is a custom wood products manufacturer based in Minneapolis MN.
Through our “BUY ONE. PLANT ONE” Program, we plant a tree for EVERY product purchased. Along with every purchase you’ll find a code which can be entered above to learn more about your tree, it’s location, and the impact you’re having on our planet. By purchasing a WOODCHUCK product, you’re part of a community reforesting the world.

Grimmer Motors

Grimmer Motors was established in 1934 and is Hamilton’s oldest and most trusted automotive workshop.

For every new customer we donate funds for one tree to Trees for Survival. We also invite the public to bring old car batteries to us.  These batteries, plus scrap metal are recycled and all funds received are donated to TFS.  Grimmer Motors strives to be a family and eco friendly business and this is our way to support this education and environmental programme.

Other supporting groups/companies include: