Kim has been actively involved in the restoration of the Abel Tasman National Park since 2009 when he became a trustee of the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust. He has handed on the chairmanship of the Birdsong Trust after 11 years and recently joined the Project Janszoon board in late 2020.
Kim says he has been fortunate to work with a team of such dedicated and enthusiastic conservationists and is particularly proud of the Birdsong Trust’s involvement and resourcing of the project initiated in 2010 to progressively remove wilding pines from the park. He says he could see how much of a threat to the landscape the pines were becoming and their removal was beyond the resources of DOC at that time.
Other highlights have been the return tieke/saddleback to Adele Island and toutouwai/robin back to the Abel Tasman coast, and the focus on reduction of predators over the wider Park area since Project Janszoon became involved in 2012.
As well as his work in conservation Kim is a director of family owned business Mac Hops and has been a long-time director NZ Hops Ltd.