Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust (RDBPT) is a charitable trust and was created by the Council on 12 July 2010.
The Trust was established to honour the memory of Rod Donald and his commitment to Banks Peninsula. The Trust exists for the benefit of the present and future inhabitants of the Banks Peninsula and visitors to the region.
The Trust’s long term vision is to restore the Banks Peninsula to its traditional status as Te Pataka o Rakaihautu – the storehouse that nourishes. In pursuit of this vision the Trust promotes the sustainable management and conservation of the natural environment of the Banks Peninsula.