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Community Notices

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

Wellington Restoration Day 2019

We are excited to confirm the date, location and theme of this year's Restoration Day. Saturday 18 May, 2019 El Rancho, Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast Theme: Caring for our Coasts Full details of the programme and how to register will follow in March. Look forward to seeing you there! Haere mai ki te Kāpiti – Welcome to Restoration Day on the Kāpiti Coast A blog by Department of Conservation Looking over the crest of Pukerua Bay hill, you know where you are. Kāpiti Island’s distinctive silhouette welcomes every northbound traveler. Rising above a sparkling, or surly, Te Rau-o-te-rangi channel, Kāpiti...
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Braided River Seminar 2019

Location: Lincoln University Time: 26 June 2019, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Thanks to funding from Environment Canterbury, BRaid will once again be hosting a free full-day braided rivers’ seminar, where professionals, interested amateurs and volunteers in...

Ornamental to detrimental - Wellington and Rotorua

Professor Philip Hulme speaks on the current and future threats to New Zealand by non-native plants, and the policies and tools that are needed to control these plant invaders. Wellington: 18 February Rotorua: 11 February For more information go the...

Wellington Restoration Day 2019

We are excited to confirm the date, location and theme of this year's Restoration Day. Saturday 18 May, 2019 El Rancho, Waikanae, Kāpiti Coast Theme: Caring for our Coasts Full details of the programme and how to register will follow in March. Look...

Seaweek 2019

Seaweek – Kaupapa Moana 2019 will take place from Saturday 2 to Sunday 10 March 2019. The theme will be “ Tiakina o Tātou Mōana – Care for our Seas”. If you would like to organise an event for Seaweek 2019 or get your school or community group...

Baby bird rescue workshop hosted by Wellington Bird Rehabilitation Trust, 27 January

Part day workshop (10am to 1.30pm) Cost is $70 This 3+ hour workshop will give you the key knowledge to: help decide when to rescue a baby bird; give first aid; and how to keep the bird healthy while you hand-raise it. We will cover the basics of...

Auckland Council Community Coordination and Facilitation Grant Programme applications now open

Auckland Council is pleased to inform you of a new opportunity to support community-led conservation in the Auckland region through a new Community Coordination and Facilitation Grant Programme that is now open. This grant will support community-led...

DOC Community Fund - opening 25 February 2019

This fund supports community-led conservation projects on public and private land. The fund is directed towards practical projects aimed at conserving New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity. Projects are focused on: protecting and restoring our...

Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand conference 2019: Living with dynamic shorelines

This year's Coastal Restoration Trust of New Zealand's conference will be based in Warkworth, Wednesday to Friday 27-29 March. The theme is Living with Dynamic Shorelines. There will be an abundance of information sharing by coastal scientists,...

Auckland Community Ecological Monitoring Guide now live

The first version of the Auckland Community Ecological Monitoring Guide is now available on Knowledge Auckland. The Monitoring Guide is intended to help those involved with monitoring to select the best methods for achieving outcomes with managing,...

NZ Landcare Trust Survey

NZ Landcare Trust is undertaking a short on-line survey for landcare and environmental groups. The survey should only take ten minutes or so. If you are interested click on the survey link below. NZ Landcare Trust Survey

New Zealanders make over 10,000 observations during iNaturalist NZ’s Neighbourhood Nature Nosey for Conservation Week

iNaturalist NZ — Mātaki Taiao ran a nationwide bioblitz, getting New Zealanders off their couches to find as many different species as they could in their neighbourhood. Observations were aggregated regionally to build a picture of urban nature...

Request for untangling bind weed from plants by Te Pahu Landcare group

The Te Pahu landcare group consists of volunteers who hold annual planting days along the Kaniwhaniwha stream, and monthly weeding sessions along the Nikau walkway, among other things. During Conservation Week 2018, we planted some native plants in...