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What We Do

We bring people and nature together to make lasting change

CVNZ has offices in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Ōtautahi Christchurch and Punakaiki. We also work in other locations in Te Ika-a-Māui, as well as in Whakatū Nelson and Ōtepoti Dunedin.

We bring businesses, community groups and individuals together to plant trees, weed native planting sites, clean up rubbish and more. Our mahi brings people and nature together, creating healthier, more resilient communities.

Our mahi is focussed around four campaigns, each of which protects Aotearoa New Zealand’s unique ecosystems and the communities who depend on them.

Our vision is a world where people and nature flourish together. 

Green Futures

Over the centuries, Aotearoa has lost a lot of its original forest cover. Our Green Futures campaign aims to regenerate what was lost through large scale native planting. These plantings will help increase climate resiliency, and protect and restore native biodiversity.

Wild Futures

Aotearoa New Zealand has one of the highest proportion of threatened species in the world. To help our threatened taonga species, our Wild Futures campaign takes practical actions to make a real difference to vulnerable species.

Wetlands, Waterways and Coasts

Our waterways are in trouble and need our help. Our Wetlands, Waterways and Coasts campaign brings communities together to care for the health of our waterways.

Connected Communities

We are all part of the natural world. Our Connected Communities campaign fosters active kaitiakitanga of the natural world. We encourage the communities we work with to develop the skills and behaviours they need to care for the natural world. Connected Communities focuses on education and employment.

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Our ability to run environmental restoration projects is dependant on our volunteers and our partners who support us. This makes it essential for us to work together and we welcome conversations to explore opportunities to partner with you.