Wildlife Trust Future in Doubt

June 6, 2018

A lack of development funds and losing its home have raised question marks over Wildlife Foxton Trust's future.

 

The trust was started nearly five years ago to build a multimillion-dollar tourism and wildlife centre on the Manawatu River loop in central Foxton.

 

Trust chairman John Girling says it has pinned its hopes on getting government funding to build the centre.

 

The plans for the riverside centre now appeared to have been scuppered. The trust's landlord wants it out of the prime riverside Harbour St section it has operated from since its start-up in late 2013.

 

The trust has recently asked Horowhenua District Council to let it move into a council property.

 

The trust has asked HDC if it could lease the Holben Pavilion at Foxton Beach.

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