Dear volunteers. September 22nd is our largest event of the season. Please share with your friends, family and workmates and don’t forget REGISTRATIONS are essential!

TRANSPORT: Upon registering, you will be able to choose the closest bus pickup location for you in Christchurch District or in Selwyn District. The bus will take you to the sites, and back in the evening.

PLANTING SITES: You will plant at a morning, and afternoon site, so you will experience a range of plants according to the soil, topography and micro climates. Sites are in Hororata and Springfield.

THE DAY: We have ecologists laying plants, there will be a demonstration of how to plant, and opportunities for question and answers about the native plants selected for each site. There will be two concurrent groups, visiting at least two sites over the day

WE PROVIDE: Gloves and spades and food.

FOOD: We will provide morning tea, a filling fresh lunch and afternoon tea. We finish the day with an early dinner and live music. Upon registering, please indicate your dietary needs.

BRING: Please bring your friends and family, sturdy shoes and a sun hat.

REGISTER: Volunteers must register for this event. Follow this link above.

SMALL DONATION: Most of the funds for restoration projects are provided through public funding. This is the one time in the year we ask for a small contribution from volunteers. Please consider giving $10 per adult, and $5 per child to help us cover our costs. Click the yellow donate button – top right to donate.

POSTPONEMENT DATES: Please note, the back up date in case of bad weather will be 29th of September

We need lots of helping hands on these dates, so don’t hesitate to register! 

Registration Link

Why become a volunteer !

With less than 1% of vegetation remaining on the Canterbury Plains, we need you help to plant native greendots. Every year Te Ara Kākāriki plants natives at a number of sites.

Te Ara Kākāriki invites those with an interest in the environment or those that love getting outdoors or those that want to contribute. Get involved. Volunteer to become active agents of change. You can volunteer for one of both of the Canterbury Plantout days in spring.


To get involved in planting natives across the Canterbury plains email office@kakariki.org.nz

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