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Due to Covid-19 restrictions our GREENDOT TOUR has been cancelled and the STACKWOODS BEND PLANTOUT has been postponed until Spring.  Please check back at a later date for news on our Friends of Te Ara kākāriki meeting coming up in July.

About us

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust is an incorporated Charitable Trust with the goal of increasing biodiversity in Canterbury.

Our mission is to create a ‘Greenway’ – a corridor of native biodiversity Greendots between the Waimakiriri and Rakaia rivers, linking the mountains to the sea and Te Waihora / Lake Ellesmere.

We run three programmes:

The Greendot Programme

Working with private and public landowners we can provide restoration planning, plants, advice, volunteer planters and monitoring for landowners in the Selwyn District. Our focus is on planting the right tree at each unique site and educating the community while increasing biodiversity and creating stepping stones in the Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway. Read more…

The Kids Discovery Plantout Programme

This programme is a successful collaboration between Te Ara Kākāriki, Enviroschools and Lincoln University. Currently working with 14 Selwyn schools, we provide an opportunity for students to learn about native biodiversity through hands on experience in adopting a  a native ecosystem close to the student’s school. Through planting and monitoring days the students take on a role of kaitiakitanga or guardianship for their special place and together contribute to restoring the native ecosystems across the Canterbury Plains. Read more…

The Annual Canterbury Plantouts

We currently host three public planting days at a selection of greendot sites each Spring.

For our two larger plantouts, buses transport participants from points around Christchurch and outer suburbs to multiple Greendot sites for a full day of planting. For these days lunch, snacks and drinks are provided. We also host a shorter self drive day. Find out about this Spring’s events here.

We also host a small number of weekday plantings with corporate or staff groups. Find out how your team can take part here.

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