Port Hills and Banks Peninsula volunteer days

Join Christchurch City Council Rangers for planting and maintenance days across the seasons in our unique and stunning Port Hills and Banks Peninsula parks and reserves.

The volunteer programme restores and maintains native forest in designated areas of the Port Hills. Volunteers plant native trees each winter and maintain them in spring and autumn to reduce competition from grass.

Maintenance is the most critical part of ecological restoration success. Without regular maintenance for the first three years, plants wouldn't survive due to grass competition.

Port Hills Volunteer Days

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On the day, come prepared for all weather and wear sturdy footwear for hill work.  

A limited number of hedge clippers and gloves will be provided by the rangers, but feel free to bring your own. 

For more information, please contact Fiona Fenton on 027 506 1425 or fiona.fenton@ccc.govt.nz.

Banks Peninsula Volunteer Days

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Halswell Quarry Volunteer Days

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What to bring

We recommend:

  • Weather-appropriate clothing and lots of layers - rain jacket, hat etc.
  • Sturdy footwear for rough and uneven ground.
  • Gardening gloves.
  • Hedge clippers if you have them. These will be provided if you don't have your own.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Water bottle and a snack.

Contact us

Bookings are essential.

To confirm your place, contact our park ranger Fiona on 027 506 1425 or fiona.fenton@ccc.govt.nz

For more information email parks.volunteers@ccc.govt.nz