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.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life, but one thing they have in common is the great experience of getting outdoors and doing something worthwhile for New Zealand’s environment.
The vision for the Westland Ilmenite land at Punakaiki is for the development of an ecological corridor that spans from the mountains to sea, reflecting the rich biodiversity of the area that includes the only nesting ground of the vulnerable Westland Petrel.
The new project, named RACE (Restoring Ātiu Creek Ecology) to action, is helping to achieve the vision of Ko te hau o te tangata, ko te hau te whenua – The vitality of the people, the essence of the land.