Author Archives: Elizabeth Guthrey

Interest in Native Planting is Rising

Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust has noticed an increase in landowners wanting to plant natives on their property. As well as a lot of people deciding to continue planting year after year as they realise the benefits of it … Continue reading

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Diana Isaac Cup winner announced at Friends of Te Ara Kākāriki Meeting – 26 July 2018

More than 50 guests showed up to the Friends of Te Ara Kākāriki Meeting at Lincoln University. They came to hear the latest updates of the trust, learn about WWF’s recent campaigns from keynote speaker Libby Harrison, and to witness … Continue reading

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Te Ara Kākāriki educates locals about Native Plants

Sunday 15th April 2018 A young ecology student, Tim Logan had the opportunity to showcase his native restoration planting at the first of four sites at an annual Plantout Tour last Sunday. The tour is organized each year by Te … Continue reading

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Kids Discovery Plantout Days 2017

I hea koe i te ao o te kowhai?     Where were you when the kowhai bloomed? The first school to return to planting in their local environment this year was West Melton primary, at Kowhai Reserve. They were … Continue reading

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Community Planting Days September 2017

Thank you to all the volunteers this season ! Photo above: featuring Plantout on Early Valley Road  Sept 30th.  We are well on our way to planting over 10,000 native plants this season ! Over 300 volunteers from the Community, and … Continue reading

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Plantout Tour Highlights from April 9th

Starting a native planting project on your farm is a lot easier with the right advice and support from the community. Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust hosted our annual Plantout tour on Sunday April 9th in two locations across … Continue reading

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Kids Discovery Monitoring Days

From March to June this year, Lou Drage (TAK) and Matt Stanford (Enviroschools) have been taking small groups of students from our Kids Discovery Plantout schools out for monitoring sessions. Under this wooden disk, Glentunnel school found the following species; … Continue reading

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Stackwoods Bend Crowdfunder Success

Thank you everyone who supported our first ever crowd funding campaign for this Stackwoods Bend restoration project. We raised $9,000 with all of your support. We will now commence planting at this site in rainy Spring – date set for … Continue reading

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Remedial work to come for Port Hills

There have been many discussions amongst local councils and ecologists about how to remediate the burnt hills, what to do now, and what to do later. A big concern is the risk of erosion from the first rains we get … Continue reading

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