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New Migrant Conservation Programme for Auckland

CVNZ is thrilled to announce its brand-new Migrant Conservation Programme.

In partnership with the Puketāpapa Local Board this pilot programme will look at ways to connect new migrants to established Aucklanders through conservation projects by reaching out to migrant agencies, English language education providers and other groups working to assist migrant integration into New Zealand society.  The project will inform a future vision to establish a ‘Migrant Integration Through Conservation’ programme in the Puketāpapa Local Board area.

The programme will look at ways to provide migrants and locals who would not otherwise have had the chance to meet, to get together in a fun, relaxed environment and to undertake an activity that will benefit their shared community and seek to improve social connections.

Using the natural environment as a context, participants will learn about the importance of conservation in an urban context, developing basic identification skills and management techniques along the way.  At the same time, they’ll be lending a hand to local conservation groups and improving the health of local bush, stream and park areas.

CVNZ has engaged a new staff member Zoe Qu to lead the programme. Zoe is very excited about the role and has a natural affinity with everyone she meets, so we think she is the perfect fit.  She has a background in Public Administration and is currently doing a Ph.D. in Professional Training in Environmental management, at the University of Auckland.  She is a busy lady!!

If you are interested in finding out more, please send Zoe an email to [email protected] or call us on 0800 56 76 86.