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What We Do

 

We believe that everyone can make a difference to the health of our environment and society. Through our projects, volunteers can get involved by planting and caring for native trees, eradicating pests and weeds, protecting threatened species, and helping to make our natural spaces accessible to everyone. Our projects focus on restoring our wild places and protecting this beautiful natural environment we are lucky enough to call home. Here are just some of our achievements since 2006:

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Latest News

Help bring Kahikatea back to Cranford Basin – Christchurch

Want to help create a living legacy for our city? Conservation Volunteers New Zealand will be planting 37, 000 kahikatea in Cranford Basin this winter, and we need your help! These seedlings will grow up to become the largest forest of kahikatea in Ōtautahi Christchurch since pre-European times. Help plant this forest and be part […]
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Life after Conservation Work Skills

The Conservation Work Skills (CWS) programme is a partnership between CVNZ and the Ministry of Social Development that gives keen locals the opportunity to gain first hand experience in the conservation sector. Through tree planting, restoration projects, weed control, predator control, nursery work, community projects big and small, track construction and maintenance, participants are exposed […]
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Join us on World Environment Day for our Corporate Tree Planting Challenge 2021

Conservation Volunteers is excited to offer you the opportunity to participate in our World Environment Day Corporate Tree Planting Challenge on Friday 4th June! We have identified locations in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch as well as across Australia that need some extra restoration care. Teams will have two hours to plant as many trees as they can, competing […]
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We’re back & Our Impacts – 2020

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) is back for another epic year in 2021. We’re very proud of our achievements in 2020 despite it being a very challenging year for all. We built on lots of great projects such as our Conservation Work Skills Programme, Wasp Wipeout and Hoschtetter’s Frog Recovery, and added new restoration sites including at Sanders Reserve […]
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Wasp Wipeout

Wasp Wipeout is a collaborative partnership between Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ), the Department of Conservation, Stuff media, the Tasman Environment Trust and Councils with the aim of reducing Vespula Wasp populations and to spread awareness of the threats caused by these species. Vespula Wasps The German wasp (vespula Germanica) and common wasp (vespula vulgaris) have been described as […]
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Have your say on the Papakura Stream

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is currently working on an environmental initiative, The Papakura Stream Landowner Engagement Survey, and we would love to invite landowners and businesses situated along the streamside and in the catchment to have their say. The purpose of this survey is to engage with residents, mana whenua, businesses, landowners and industry along […]
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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.