Lots of work needs to go into preparing the Port Hills for planting this winter and you can help.
Council rangers are hoping to plant over 7,000 plants back into the Port Hills reserves this winter with the help of volunteers.
We need 8,400 protective cages made and we'd love your help. These plastic cages protect the plants from being eaten by hares and stock, so are vital to make sure the plants survive.
Cage-making will be taking place most days (Monday - Saturday) at the Victoria Park ranger headquarters until 13 May. See full list of dates on Eventfinda.
Each cage-making session can take up to 15 volunteers and the work is suitable for children 10 years and over so families are welcome.
All tools are provided.
Victoria Park Ranger headquarters. Park in the public car park behind the Victoria Park Visitor Centre and then walk up to the ranger's headquarters where you will be greeted by a ranger.
Register your place on your preferred date and time via Eventfinda.
The Serve for NZ project is being launched in association with Anzac Day and will promote cage-making as an opportunity for volunteering.
Dates are listed on our Port Hills Reserves volunteer days page for 12 public planting days to replant three burnt restoration sites.
Numbers of volunteers at each planting day will be limited to 80. Registration will open soon also via Eventfinda.