Creating a native greenway linking the mountains to the sea to increase biodiversity in Canterbury.
Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust is an incorporated Charitable Trust.
Our vision is to create a native greenway (a corridor of native vegetation) that spans the Canterbury Plains linking the mountains to the sea, providing habitat for native fauna.
So far Te Ara Kākāriki have planted over 200,000 native plants through our four programmes.
The Kids Discovery Plantout: Working with schools in Selwyn on public restoration sites.
The Greendot Programme: Providing advice and funding to private landowners and community groups to restore native habitat.
Canterbury Plantout Days: Organised planting events with volunteers on private or public land.
Jobs for Nature: A Department of Conservation programme enabling us to employ full time field workers between June 2022 and June 2024. This has allowed us to plant and maintain about 70,000 seedlings at our two legacy sites Te Pae O Ahuriri in Lincoln and Ōkakaraiti in Springfield as well as assist with smaller Greendots in the Otahuna area.
Te Ara Kākāriki are working with landowners, community groups and volunteers to plant a native Greenway, linking the mountains to the sea between the Rakaia and Waimakariri Rivers.
Kia ora, Thank you for your donation to Te Ara Kākāriki Greenway Canterbury Trust. This year we have made great progress planting thousands of native seedlings through 9 volunteer planting events and 16 Kids Discovery Plantout days, adding many new Greendots to the Canterbury Plains. Your donation will help us to plant even more Greendots in 2024. Ngā mihi nui.
Many thanks for your donation! This will help us get more native trees planted in Canterbury! Our next planting day is on October 3rd in West Melton. You can register to join here: https://www.kakariki.org.nz/
Thank you so much for your generous donation!