Social Enterprise

Wai-ora Trust


Wai-ora Forest Landscapes Ltd is a commercial landscape contracting company and native plant nursery that was formed in 1996 from several existing trading departments of the Wai-ora Trust.

Prior to it being incorporated into the company, the Wai-ora nursery had been producing native plants for Canterbury re-vegetation for fifteen years and the contracting department had been involved in landscaping and forestry for five years.

Upon formation of the company, the landscaping and nursery divisions were initially involved with waterway and wetland restoration.

With Wai-ora Trust's historical commitment to restoration of people and the environment, the company was able to take up work in the area with enthusiasm and experience.

For more than fifteen years, the company has expanded and diversified, competing successfully for tendered work and gaining increased credibility in the market place.

The Company contributes a financial dividend to the Wai-ora Trust for its social and mission work.