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Community Notices

This page provides up-to-date notices about ecological restoration in New Zealand.

Mini BioBlitz - Invercargill

BioBlitz poster Saturday 14 October, 10 am – 4.30 pm Free event for all ages Join us for a fun-filled day exploring the secret world of Sandy Point. A BioBlitz is a scientific treasure hunt and race against time. The goal is to count as many species (insects, plants, lichens, birds etc) as possible during the event. We’ll have experts on hand to help you identify your finds and guide you around the area. You can record your finds on the iNaturalist app, so download it from the app store before the...
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WWF-New Zealand Conservation Innovation Awards are coming soon

WWF-New Zealand is seeking game-changers for our communities to protect and restore Aotearoa’s unique environment. We want your bright ideas. A $25,000 award could help turn your idea into reality! By harnessing New Zealanders' unmatched creativity...

Have you done riparian planting or fencing?

Many hundreds of Kiwis have invested time and energy into restoring New Zealand streams by riparian fencing or planting. NIWA has begun a project to understand more about the investment Kiwis have made so we can help build better support for...

Kiwis asked to make kererū count!

The Great Kererū Count (GKC) has taken flight, with New Zealanders across the country being asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn’t – found. Join the Count at www...

Conservation Week 2017 - Love my backyard

Conservation Week in 2017 runs from 14–22 October Conservation Week 2017 encourages you to “love your backyard” through getting involved in activities and events either in your own backyard or in our big New Zealand backyard. There are heaps of...

Get funding for your restoration project in Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment

Greater Wellington Regional Council is looking for passionate conservation groups to apply for the Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour Catchment Restoration Fund. Applications are open from 1 September – 30 September and can support up to three years of...

Biodiversity Monitoring Guide for the Auckland Community

A ‘Biodiversity Monitoring Guide’ is being developed for the Auckland community. The Guide will help users decide which terrestrial, freshwater and saline wetland monitoring methods provide the best fit to their project(s). A team* with broad...

WAI NZ Riverwatch PledgeMe campaign is now underway

Water quality is vitally important to our flora and fauna. Without it we risk our own wellbeing along with every other species in Aotearoa New Zealand. Please support the RiverWatch PledgeMe campaign so that the quality of our rivers can be tested...

Join the Trees That Count movement

Are you a community restoration group or landowner dedicating your time and efforts to planting native trees? Trees That Count want you to help them in their ambitious plan to restore and enhance our environment by recording your planting efforts...

Auckland Council Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant (REHN) funding round for 2017/18 is open

The Auckland Council Regional Environment and Natural Heritage Grant (REHN) funding round for 2017/18 is open from 1 August 2017. Grants focus on the protection, restoration and/or enhancement of Auckland’s regionally significant natural heritage...

Call for abstracts for New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) 8th Biennial Conference

New Zealand Association for Environmental Education (NZAEE) 8th Biennial Conference: An Ecosystem for Environmental Education Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 April 2018 Wellington Girls College, Wellington, New Zealand Are you pioneering collaborative...

Wellington region’s Restoration Workshop series 2017

Many of you have expressed interest that you would like to learn more about topics such as Handling injured birds , Monitoring your native planting , Keeping your volunteers safe, Pest animal monitoring, Lizards, Bird identification, and Weed...

Internship programme funding available

Community groups looking for outside help to upskill can apply for funding to do so, says Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Alfred Ngaro. The Community Internship Programme has $231,000 available to community groups wanting to bring in outside...