How can I help?

We want you to partner with us, as one of only 50 local businesses, to help raise $300,000 per year for five years.

Partners will have the opportunity to be actively involved in saving a critically endangered species, announcing your commitment to conservation to your local community. Partnering with Flight Path is a great way to gain exposure and new customers.

There are two ways to get involved:

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Sponsorship Partners

Sponsorship Partners have the opportunity to sponsor an orange-fronted kākāriki and follow their life cycle from birth to release into the wild. As a sponsorship Partner, you can promote your partnership with flight path and use the programme's branding within the Canterbury region for each year of your five-year commitment.

The annual sponsorship fee is $6,000 + GST per year, for five years.

In exchange for your valued support, we are offering:

  • A sponsorship marketing opportunity to gain exposure for your business, attract customers, engage your staff and support a great cause.

  • Opportunity to purchase up to four additional seats on a release flight at the partner price of $500 per seat (excl GST). A fantastic way to reward staff or impress some new clients! A portion of each ticket cost goes directly back to Flight Path.

  • A welcome pack with access to merchandise and marketing resources of the orange-fronted kākāriki.

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Fundraising Partners

Create your own fundraising event or activities - keep it simple or get creative! Not only are you raising vital funds for the orange-fronted kākāriki, it's also a great way to have fun with your team and actively engage your customers and the wider community. As a fundraising partner, you can promote your partnership with Flight Path and use the programme's branding within a three-month period (longer periods to be approved by the Christchurch Helicopters Programme Coordinator).

If you reach our $10,000 target within the agreed time frame, you'll be eligible to nominate one person to receive the prize of:

  • One of a kind flying experience (one seat) to release a young orange-fronted kākāriki into the Hawdon or Poulter valley in Arthurs Pass National park, or South Branch Hurunui in Lake Sumner Forest Park. An experience, you will not find elsewhere, as helicopters are only permitted to fly in the area for conservation management purposes.

How will the funds we raise be used?

Each year Flight Path aims to raise $300,000 and a total of $1,500,000 over 5 years

These funds will be distributed accordingly to the following areas of conservation work:

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Field Work

Advancing innovative pest control solutions and installing them in the most effective places.

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Predator Control

Advancing innovative pest control solutions and installing them in the most effective places.

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Lab Work

Genetic analysis to advise optimal pairings which will in turn, maximise genetic diversity in the species.

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Research

Increase research to improve the use of technology in species monitoring and ultimately, their survival long term.

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Christchurch Helicopters would like to acknowledge the support of the National Parks and Conservation Foundation in administering the funds for Flight Path.

The National Parks and Conservation Foundation is a charitable trust that facilitates opportunities for individuals and businesses to contribute towards conserving New Zealand's natural heritage.

NPCF holds and invests donated funds and provides independent assurance to donors that the funds are spent on positive conservation outcomes. In the case of Flight Path, NPCF's role ensures complete separation of Flight Path's project funds from the business of Christchurch Helicopters and other Department of Conservation funding.

Our Partners

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Thank you to our partners for their ongoing support and commitment to the Flight Path Programme.

  • Valley Ultra

  • Mainpower

  • Pak'n Save Riccarton

  • The George

  • Avon City Ford

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