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Last year, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand supported over 100,000 hours of volunteering and planted over 150,000 native trees!

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World Wetland Day – Corporate Volunteer Event

World Wetland Day will be held internationally on Friday the 2nd February 2018. This annual event celebrates the signing of the international Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar on this date in 1971. Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) will celebrate World Wetlands Day with an educational volunteer event in Auckland at Tahuna Torea […]
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Healthy Communities

Conservation Volunteering is not only about caring for the environment – it’s about caring for you and creating healthy communities.  All of our conservation projects offer the chance to get outside, to engage with others and to be active. Conservation volunteering is good for your health Many of us have sedentary lifestyles, too much stress, or suffer […]
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Rio Tinto Partnership

In 2008, Rio Tinto had a vision to create long-term sustainability for the local community of Punakaiki. This idea lead to the Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project (PCRP). The PCRP strives to rehabilitate the site at the foothills of the Paparoa mountain range. After nine years of hard work, the PCRP is still actively contributing to the West […]
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Conservation Week Fundraising Raffle

October was an extremely busy month here at Conservation Volunteers as we geared up for Conservation Week, 14th – 22nd October. Our dedicated volunteers celebrated Conservation Week at Brooky Equestrian River Habitat, Brookby Wildlife Habitat, Selwyn Bush, Waharau Regional Park and Atiu Creek Regional Park with tree planting, nursery activities, track maintenance, removing invasive species and […]
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Thank You Fulton Hogan for volunteering at Ambury Regional Park.

Thanks so much to the Fulton Hogan team who joined us at Ambury Regional Park last Thursday, 12th October. The team of 36 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got stuck in by removing invasive weeds such as thistles and invasive grasses and mulching young trees that had been planted by a school group this […]
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Join us for Conservation Week – October 14th – 22nd

Conservation Week is an annual event across New Zealand to encourage people to protect their native plants and animals. This year, Conservation Week urges you to "love your backyard" through getting engaged with exercises and events either in your own background or in your community.
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Conservation Volunteers respectfully acknowledges tangata whenua, their rich and dynamic culture and their ongoing affinity and cultural obligations within Aotearoa. As a people Māori are intrinsically linked with the natural world and the well-being of natural resources within their region is the basis of their mana. We pay our respect to tangata whenua and their culture, and to elders both past and present.