Our purpose is to conserve and interpret the historic bach communities on Rangitoto Island for the benefit of all New Zealanders

About Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust

The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust was founded as a Charitable trust in July 1997 and incorporated in the same year.

The Objectives are:

Research and Interpretation:

Collect, archive, and make accessible to the public, oral histories, photographs, written documents, artifacts, and other relevant materials which contribute to the historical record of the Bach’s and the Bach Communities.

Preservation & Conservation:

The Trust will develop a long-term Conservation Plan for the Bach Communities with due regard to the principles of the Conservation Management Strategy, the Reserves Act, and the meaning and spirit of the Treaty of Waitangi.


The Trust will put in place an appropriate management structure to fulfil its Mission Statement including day-to-day and long-term planning and funding.


Promote general membership and participation in the Trusts activities.


Promote awareness of the special environment, flora, fauna, and geology of the Island and liaise with like-minded groups.

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Our Trustees

Supporting the Trust

Charitable Trust

The Rangitoto Island Historic Conservation Trust is Charities Commission registered – our number is CC28141. All donations over $5 are tax deductible.