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2021 Spring Plantouts complete!

Te Ara Kākāriki would like to thank all those who came to plant with us for making each plantout enjoyable and helping us to install 8,500 native seedlings at 14 Greendots.

So many people make each day happen, from the new and the returning volunteers, the landowners who prepared and will maintain the plants, the businesses who brought their employees for staff planting days, the bus monitors, the ecologist helpers and the Rustic Bakery and Travlon buses.

Of course we can’t forget our fantastic funders who enable us do this great work.

Ngā mihi

Read about our last plantout day on our news tab.

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

This Spring we will host four public planting days at a selection of greendot sites.

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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