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CVNZ and AMP partner on the Papakura Stream Restoration Project

We are very proud to announce our new partnership with AMP Wealth Management on our freshwater restoration projects across Aotearoa. This support includes providing funding for at least 2,000 native trees for our Papakura Stream Restoration Project in South Auckland. AMP staff will also lend a well needed helping hand by rolling up their sleeves to help us plant and care for native trees and to remove invasive weeds and rubbish from our waterways. The team kicked off their volunteering by helping us plant over 4,000 trees at Brookby Wildlife Habitat as part of our World Environment Day Tree Planting Challenge.
 
We’re delighted to have AMP Wealth Management come on board and provide the support we need to help address one of New Zealand’s major environmental challenges – the pollution of our waterways. We can’t wait to see how this partnership will evolve in the future.
 

Papakura Stream Restoration Project

The Papakura Stream Restoration Project is a large, multi-stakeholder, catchment wide programme that will restore and protect this important waterway and the habitat for the diverse species that call this area home. The project’s aim is to restore and protect stream banks and water quality, as well as habitat for native species. This restoration will include fencing planting native trees and shrubs, water quality monitoring, plant maintenance, and community engagement. Restoration will take place on both public land, in partnership with Manurewa, Franklin and Papakura Local Boards, and private land, in partnership with farmers and other landowners. This project will also require the support of the local community and the corporate community in the form of volunteering, sponsorship and partnerships. In 2021, the programme kicked off with the planting of 12,000 native trees and installation of 400m of fencing. Thanks to partners such as AMP, this project grew much larger in 2022 with at least 41,000 trees planted in the 2022 planting season.