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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

Free Trees for Backyard Planting

Please note: (Due to overwhelming demand,  we are no longer accepting requests for free trees. We are all out)           CVNZ has teamed up with Mondelēz New Zealand to give away 1,500 free native trees and shrubs to households in Auckland (available now) and Christchurch (available soon) to help attract native birds […]
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Join Us this Planting Season!

Community Planting Days are back! 🌳⁠ We had planned for this winter to be our biggest planting season yet. CVNZ is committed to planting tens of thousands of native trees around New Zealand but now, due to Covid -19 changes, we need your help more than ever to get these trees in the ground. Many of […]
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NZ Earth Overshoot Day

Tomorrow – Tuesday 5 May is Earth Overshoot Day for New Zealand! What on Earth does that mean? It means that if everyone on our planet, all 7.8 billion of us, consumed and used resources (Ecological Footprint) at the same rate that we do in New Zealand; then on 5 May this year we would […]
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Today – Wednesday 22 April is Earth Day. It’s the 50th anniversary of the annual Earth Days starting way back in 1970! That beginning sparked the passage in the “U.S. of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts, and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency”. When I think about the 1970s – […]
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Edible Weeds Part 1: Dandelion

While we’re at home, it’s fun to slow down and explore what’s around us. Some of the plants we think of as weeds are edible and can be a great addition to our diets! At this time of year, one of the most common wild plants we see around are dandelions (Taraxacum officinale). These have […]
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Conservation in the Big Slow Down – What would you like to see from us?

Wow! Doesn’t life feel different when each day is a day spent at home rather than at the office, at school or university, or out volunteering? Even though we can’t be out there together tree planting or controlling weeds, there’s still lots to do towards conservation in New Zealand. Our vision here at Conservation Volunteers […]
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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.