Choose from the morning or afternoon tour, or come along to both.
Ecologist Colin Meurk will guide you around two sites on each tour. The sites include a privately owned site and a public Kids Discovery Plantout site. Find out how to get involved in the Greenway Project as a private landowner or volunteer.
Past and present trustees and coordinators gathered at Joyce Reserve in Glentunnel to celebrate the planting of the 100,000th native seedling in the Te Ara Kākāriki Canterbury Greenway last week.
Glentunnel school students, Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage, Selwyn Mayor Sam Broughton and local leaders joined the trust to plant five Podocarpus tōtara to mark the milestone.
Te Ara Kākāriki began planting native species in Selwyn in 2009 with the aim of restoring biodiversity to Canterbury through the creation of a native Greenway or corridor. The vision is to create a series of Greendots or small forests, linking the mountains to the sea and Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere, providing habitat for indigenous birds and wildlife. Later this year the trust will plant their 100th Greendot site. Continue reading →
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Te Ara Kākāriki Co-Chair Craig Pauling greeted over eighty guests at the friends of Te Ara Kākāriki meeting at Lincoln University on Wednesday evening.
Craig spoke of the journey of Te Ara Kākāriki and reflected on the trust achievements in 2019 including the planting of 20,000 native seedlings with the help of 1,700 volunteers. , He acknowledged the contribution of many to achieving Te Ara Kākāriki’s vision to create a native Greenway, linking the Canterbury foothills to the sea, TeWaihora/Lake Ellesmere and Banks Peninsula. Continue reading →
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions our Greendot Tour has been cancelled and Stackwoods Bend planting day has been postponed. Please check back in May for news on our Friends of Te Ara kākāriki meeting coming up in July.
Join Te Ara Kākāriki on one of our annual Greendot Tours to see what we’ve been up to and how planting native plant species can add to biodiversity. Continue reading →
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Te Ara Kakariki Greenway Canterbury Trust seek a paid intern to assist the current coordinator with day to day running of the trust as well as host weekend planting events in Spring. Continue reading →
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The Te Ara Kākāriki team and their guests were pleased to experience a pleasantly mild morning for the beginning of Sunday’s Plantout Tour. The tour is held annually and provides an opportunity for interested locals to come along and see examples of the trusts work and learn about Canterbury ecology. Continue reading →
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