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Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project

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Book in to support and volunteer at our Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand. With your help, we are restoring the Sand Plain Forest and planting 170,000 trees on 75 hectares.

Price

FREE ACTIVITY

Hours

CONTACT US FOR OUR PLANTING DAY SCHEDULE (Office Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm)

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The Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project is run by Conservation Volunteers New Zealand which is a charitable trust.

The project focuses on restoring the Sand Plain Forest which used to span the Barrytown flats, so that there is a mountain to sea forest corridor.

This is particularly important as this area is the only nesting place for the Taiko (Westland Petrel) and amongst a small number of mainland breeding colonies for NZ petrel.

We need your help and everyone is welcome - international travellers and tourists, Kiwis from around New Zealand and West Coasters.

When you book in on one of our Planting Days there’s a range of possible activities you can take part in on our site, including:

• Site induction covering the history of the site and restoration project, as well as the Taiko breeding colony and its national importance
• Touring our site, the Barrytown beach and the adjacent Nikau Scenic Reserve which is a great example of unmodified Sand Plain Forest
• Planting of native trees around our site
• Seed collection and processing
• Potting up seedlings
• Helping out in our nursery where we raise all the trees we plant.

Directions

3916 STATE HIGHWAY 6, PUNAKAIKI, WEST COAST, NEW ZEALAND

We are located 4km south of the Pancake Rocks Blowholes in Punakaiki, at 3916 State Highway 6. Look for our Conservation Volunteers sign and Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project sign.

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