The Co-operative Bank and Forest & Bird form a partnership

18 Sep 2012

The Co-operative Bank's, Bruce McLachlan, and Forest & Bird's Mike Britton

The Co-operative Bank's, Bruce McLachlan, and Forest & Bird's Mike Britton

Forest & Bird is thrilled to announce a community partnership with The Co-operative Bank. On a sunny windless day at Pauatahanui Reserve
north of Wellington, Co-operative Bank Chief Executive Bruce McLachlan and Forest & Bird General Manager Mike Britton planted a young kahikatea tree to commemorate the new partnership.

Bruce McLachlan is postive about the prospects for the partnership, and particularly impressed with the reserve and our Forest & Bird volunteer tour guide, Wanda Tate, "We are very happy to be supporting Forest & Bird and their wonderful community projects. I find it inspirational to meet a person like Wanda who has spent so many hours on this project and turned it from a haphazard dump into a wonderful nature reserve."

Mike Britton is also very pleased with the partnership. "The Co-operative Bank and Forest & Bird are both membership and community-based organisations. I believe this partnership will be a great fit for our members and that they will appreciate the member ownership of the Co-operative Bank."

The Co-operative Bank is offering Forest & Bird members a special banking package, and helping out with appeals. Bank staff may also muck in on Forest & Bird projects.

Mike Britton, Wanda Tate, Bruce McLachlan

Mike Britton, Wanda Tate, Bruce McLachlan