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Buy a Brick Fundraising Campaign

We invite you to 'Buy a brick' (symbolically) to help with the restoration and development of the Camp buildings and landscaping

How it works

Your donation will be permanently recognised. 

A Camp Restoration and Development donation record book (Acknowledgement Book) and Camp Restoration and Development donation board (Acknowledgement Board) will be on permanent display at the Camp on completion of the Development.  

The names of all donors will be recorded in the Acknowledgement Book.  Donors contributing $100 or more will be acknowledged as “Red  Donors”.  

The Donation Record Boardwill record:

  • the names of all donors who donate at least $500 as “Bronze Donors”;

  • the names of all donors who donate at least $2,000 as “Silver Donors; and

  • the names of all donors who donate at least $5,000 as “Gold Donors”. 

Gold Donors will also have the option to have their name recorded permanently in a dedicated area of the Camp’s new landscaping. 

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Gold - $5000 or more
Silver- $2000 +

Bronze - $500 +

Red - $100 +


Current stage of Camp Restoration

The Trust has worked with heritage, engineer, architect and visitor consultants on the planning and design work, required for the restoration of existing buildings and site development of the Lawrence Chinese Camp. The site will used for education and cultural experiences for visitors with a museum, gardens, memorials and virtual re-creation of the settlement. 

The final design stage is being worked through with our resource consent documents currently being reviewed by Heritage New Zealand before council consent application. Building consent will closely follow.  


Considerable funding has been raised to get thus far. Buy-a-Brick will make it possible to do the building work.

Please refer to our Buy a Brick Fundraising Campaign document on our DEVELOPMENT page for more details of the restoration progress 

How to donate to the
"Buy a Brick"
Fundraising Campaign

Step 1

Decide on your donation and how you would like to be acknowledged.


No amount is too small.

You may wish to combine with family and friends in order to get the recognition of a higher level such as the donors Acknowledgment

Board or within the landscape plan

Step 2

Make your donation.


Internet banking is preferred as this payment method does not incur fees.

Account: 06-0919-0178269-00

Please add your name as a reference

Alternately, we have a  Givealittle page

Step 3

Contact the Trust


Email us on


We need your details to acknowledge your donation and to issue you a tax receipt

Let us know if you wish to remain anonymous

Thank you for your support!

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