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World Environment Day 2022 Planting Challenge a huge success

This winter, CVNZ ran our seventh annual Corporate Tree Planting Challenge to celebrate World Environment Day and it was (mostly) a huge success.

Heavy rains and flooding meant our Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington events were postponed but we got there eventually. Our Christchurch event took place on 10th June, 6th July in Auckland and 10th August in Wellington. With the Wellington event still to take place, our corporate volunteers have so far achieved amazing results with a 5,544 trees planted in Auckland and Christchurch in just a couple of hours.

The competition was fierce around New Zealand, with 10 teams competing to plant the greatest number of native grasses, shrubs and trees that they could, within a two hour period. 

In Auckland, our corporate teams from 2 Degrees, AMP, Go Well Consulting, HP, Concentrix, Accenture and HSBC planted an incredible 4,100 trees at Brookby Wildlife Habitat as part of the Papakura Stream Restoration Project. A new record for the most trees we’ve ever planted in a single event even though it was a difficult site and a wet and muddy day. 

In Christchurch, teams from Advanced Landscapes and Switched On competed for the trophy and planted a total of 1,444 plants at Dallington Landing.

This amazing contribution from our corporate supporters will go a long way towards improving the environmental health of these parks, reserves and waterways. Native trees filter contaminants before they reach our waterways, as well as provide shade, food and habitat for our native species. The participation of these teams has also assisted us in raising funds so that we can continue to do this important work. We had such a great time at this year’s event and can’t wait to have everyone back again next year.

And the winners are….

Congratulations to the following teams who took away the winning title for their site by providing both quality and quantity in their planting:

  • Auckland – Go Well Consulting
  • Wellington – TBC
  • Christchurch – Switched On

 

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand extends warm thanks to 2 Degrees, AMP, Accenture, Concentrix, Go Well Consulting, HSBC, HP, Switched On, Advanced Landscapes and Able Tech for their participation in this year’s challenge.

If your team are interested in getting involved in future events please contact us at [email protected]