In recognition of the historic loss of kauri trees through mining and forestry activities around the Waihi area, we started our KauriBank project in 2003.

The aim of the project is to plant one kauri for each person-year spent in the modern mine. This project has seen the provision of thousands of kauri in various groves around Waihi. Each grove of trees planted is counted and entered into a KauriBank register, map and aerial photograph. The database is updated regularly as the growth of each grove of trees is monitored.