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  • Job Opportunity (part-time)

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust seek to employ someone to assist the current coordinator during the busy planting season. The role will be involve organising a large planting event, hosting two weekend planting events and assisting the coordinator with day-to-day tasks. ( a contract of 140 hours over July – September)

See our Trade Me ad for more information and send an application form along with your CV to [email protected]   Download Application form_2021

  • Apply for 2022 Planting Assistance HERE (closes May 30)

Successful applicants can receive the following:

      • A restoration plan written by an ecologist, including a plant list and guide to establishing a Greendot
      • Be included in the Canterbury Plantouts where volunteers will plant up to 1,000 plants at your property
      • Receive one of five $1,000 plant grants

Read more about becoming a greendot HERE

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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