Friends of Haehaeata

HNHT is a charitable trust. We do not seek to make any profit from our plants. We do however, need to cover our costs. The 'Friends' scheme was developed to significantly cover the wages of our two part-time staff. These positions (Nursery Manager and Admin/Project Coordinator) are integral to the success of the trust.

This, in turn, means that the Trust and the nursery can provide eco sourced plants at no cost to community groups embarking on environmental restoration projects in our Central Otago area and extending the opportunities that we can support.

The nursery manager oversees the Clyde Railhead Community Eco Nursery. This entails being responsible for growing and maintaining the nursery stock including seed collection, propagation, plant care and distribution and managing volunteers.

The admin/planting projects manager keeps the administration of the Trust under control and crucially liaises with the community to secure and plan projects using our plants, providing education opportunities and promoting locally native habitat restoration.

Our funding to date has come piecemeal from various grants and with the generosity and support of the following local businesses, our 'Friends'  our operational and financial sustainability is greatly assisted.

Thank you for supporting us in the work we do.

               Two Paddocks

                                                                    A family vineyard that specialises in premium quality Pinot Noir wine. 

Trail Journeys

                                                                  The largest and longest serving bike hire business on the Otago Central Rail Trail. 

Three Miners

A family owned vineyard on a 19ha estate situated on the banks of the Clutha river in Earnscleugh between Alexandra and Clyde, Central Otago. 

Olivers Lodge & Stables

Olivers Lodge and Stables offers two distinctive styles of Clyde accommodation and is the ideal stop over for cyclists on the Otago Central Rail Trail. 

Olivers Restaurant & Bar

Fresh, clean flavours are the hallmark of this award-winning restaurant.  Featuring superb local produce and where a "level of uniqueness'' is providing diners with a memorable experience. 

The Lord Clyde

Located in the historic heart of Clyde, it offers sophisticated, luxury accommodation and fascinating history within its 120-year-old stone walls

Stockists of unique homewares, designer goods and our own Folklore branded goods 

Flooring Xtra

The local Alexandra branch of NZ's largest flooring retailer, offering extensive product ranges and flooring installation services. 

Flannery Tait

Flannery Tait - chartered accountants preparing financial statements and tax returns, aiming to make this quick and hassle-free for their clients. 

 Clyde Central offers spacious, affordable and comfortable accommodation. 


With a 80 year history spanning two centuries, this local family business specialises in construction both commercial & residential.

Bodecker Scientific

Bodecker Scientific is an atmospheric research company specialising in stratospheric ozone depletion, stratospheric composition and climate change. 

Bike it Now!

Bike It Now! is Clyde based and can provide you with everything you require for your Cycling needs. They also offer a great range of bike tour packages that will get you out there and cycling the trails in Central Otago and beyond. 


Aurora Energy is New Zealand’s seventh largest electricity network by customer connections, supplying electricity to 91,000 homes, farms and businesses in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. 

Aotea Electric &, Dodd Zone

These are two neighbouring Alexandra businesses joining together to support us.                                           Aotea Electric are local experts in electrical, security & communications .                             Dodd Zone Accounting specialise in taxation, business structure & IRD negotiations.                     

Alexandra Rotary

The local chapter of a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in themselves.

Monte Christo Winery

Monte Christo was the first vineyard in Central Otago and carries many colourful tales from the early gold mining days.  

Would you be our next friend?

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