Neighbours and urban park rangers will hold two volunteer planting days in West Broken Run this winter season.

Niten and Nishil Singh planting at West Broken Run.

Come join the urban park rangers and local community as we turn this neighbourhood park into a place where wildlife and people love to visit.

West Broken Run Reserve is a relatively new park in Wigram. It has the upper limits of the Ōpawaho Heathcote River running through its heart and planting it up will help keep the waterway healthy. We will be planting trees and grasses and spreading mulch.

Both planting days are family-friendly and both qualify for Children's University credits.

Department of Conservation will be joining us on Saturday 20 July to give you a Toyota Kiwi Guardian Toa tiaki rākau – Tree planter certificate and help you go online to claim your medal. Finish with a BBQ sausage to reward your efforts.  

Location: West Broken Run, 257 Wigram Road.

Parking is limited – if you are driving to the events, best to park on side streets and walk to the park.

Bring: Wear sturdy shoes or gumboots and a spade if you have one. Dress for the weather and bring water. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Register your interest by emailing

Planting days

When Time
Sunday 16 June 10am to midday
Saturday 20 July
Special guests, DOC rangers, will be giving out Toyota Kiwi Guardian Toa tiaki rākau – Tree planter certificates
10am to midday