The ECOED team

ECOED is a registered charitable trust and accordingly
most of our team are volunteers.

The Governance Board are all volunteers, and have been deliberately chosen to
span the entire Hawke’s Bay region. Our Trustees are independent and do not
represent their organisations.

In addition our Deed requires at least one teacher Trustee to ensure our educational linkage is strong. ECOED is a lean organisation, with part funded positions, a General Manager, Administrator and Pest Maintenance / Caretakers for the Pan Pac Kiwi Crèche, and Wilderness Education Base.

Management of our kiwi programme is carried out in partnership with the Department of Conservation and expert technical advice is provided by Dr John McLennan.

The support of Iwi and the local communities of Puketitiri and Tutira continues to be invaluable. Volunteers donate over 4,000 hours annually to meet the operational demands of our programmes. This level of commitment is essential to our success.