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 […]
Planning your Summer Holiday and wanting to do something different and meaningful this year? Why not join our Summer Volunteering Getaway to restore habitats, make new friends and be immersed in nature? Enjoy a meaningful getaway in Punakaiki, Christchurch, Wellington or in Auckland while supporting the wonderful conservation efforts being made across Aotearoa. Here are […]
The Conservation Work Skills (CWS) programme was developed by CVNZ in partnership with the Ministry for Social Development (MSD) in 2018 to help unemployed people get back into the workforce. The ethos of the CWS programme is that all New Zealanders should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential. We understand that caring for the […]
Our volunteers come from all walks of life, but one thing they have in common is the great experience of getting outdoors and doing something worthwhile for New Zealand’s environment.
The vision for the Westland Ilmenite land at Punakaiki is for the development of an ecological corridor that spans from the mountains to sea, reflecting the rich biodiversity of the area that includes the only nesting ground of the vulnerable Westland Petrel.