10 years after Geoff Davidson and John Staniland surveyed the property at 111 Bethells Road to see if it could be suitable for purchase, the Matuku Reserve Trust Board bought it to become Matuku Link. Fast forward another five years and Geoff Davidson is standing down as trustee of the trust.

Matuku Link wouldn’t be here without his positive attitude and knowledge. He is standing down confident it has a solid foundation and he can spend even more time on other conservation projects like Native Forest Restoration Trust, which he also jointly founded and which gave a large chunk of the funding to buy our Matuku Link property.

We will miss him, his knowledge, hard work (chainsaw hero!), insightful comments and especially his sense of humour!

Thank you Geoff!

We will give him a well-deserved thank you and send off as soon as we’re allowed to gather again. 

Annalily & the remaining trustees John Sumich, John Staniland and Chad Wilkie