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

Conservation Week 2019 has started

Conservation Week is a national celebration that encourages people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it. This year we are celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week, and it is running from 14 – 22 September 2019. See what events are happening over conservation week on the conservation week events page .
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Avis Budget Group will be launching Operation Clean Drive

This Friday (20 Sep) Avis Budget Group will be launching its clean up initiative called Operation Clean Drive. Avis Budget Group is identifying hotspots throughout the country and holding clean up days where the local team will go out and clean up...

Conservation Week 2019 has started

Conservation Week is a national celebration that encourages people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it. This year we are celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week, and it is running from 14 – 22 September 2019. See what events are...

Neighbourhood Nature Nosey

In 2018, for a bit of fun and a bit of science, iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao launched their first Neighbourhood Nature Nosey competition. Their idea was to get everyone outside exploring their gardens and neighbourhoods during Conservation Week. It...

Auckland Regional Environment and Natural Heritage (RENH) grants programme are now open

The programme aims to fund work protecting, restoring or enhancing Auckland’s environment, especially projects with a focus on strategic regional initiatives for natural heritage and environmentally sustainable living. Applications are open from 15...

Restoring our Whenua: Native plant seed raising and ecology - Auckland

Learn how, when and where to collect native seed and how best to grow them with our native plant nursery manager Christine Yates. This is a practical hands on workshop where you will learn some handy tips and tricks to get you started. for more...

NZMCA Greenfund - Now Open For Applications

The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association (NZMCA) have relaunched their Greenfund and are now calling for applications. The fund supports grassroots environmental and conservation projects that offer opportunities for NZMCA member participation (e.g...

Conservation Week 2019: events on and how to list your own events

Conservation Week is a national celebration that encourages people to get involved in nature and help to take care of it. This year we are celebrating 50 years of Conservation Week, and it is running from 14 – 22 September 2019. See what events are...

Talking up a Storm for native species

“[Our species] are our national monuments. They are our Tower of London, our Arc de Triomphe, our pyramids. We don’t have ancient architecture that we swoon over in wonder, but what we do have is something that is far, far older than that. No one...

Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust looking for Gahnia spp. and Chionochloa spp.

The Moths and Butterflies of NZ Trust is about to embark on Stage 2 of the Forest Ringlet Project, to help restore numbers of this endemic butterfly (which not many people know even exists... and it's the only one of its genus). They would like to...

WWF funding rounds open 2 September to 11 October 2019

Please note that the name of the Habitat Protection Fund has been changed to the Community Conservation Fund. This does not affect the objectives and priorities of the fund. Go to the Community Funding Page on the WWF website for more information...

Wellington Restoration Day 2019: videos and slides from the day

Climate Change and Consciousness - Our legacy for the Earth Jenny Rowan Slides (.pdf, 2.9MB) Creating Nature Connections Liana Stupples Video Does Predator Control Benefit Invertebrate Communities? Jim O'Malley Slides (.pdf, 0.2MB) Estuaries the...

New Zealand Biosecurity Awards

Have you been involved in a school or community group project that supported biosecurity in New Zealand? Has your mahi helped to increase Māori capability and capacity in the biosecurity system? Has your organisation developed new systems,...