September 2018

The 2018 planting area looking south

September 2018

Looking east over the stock dam - the 2018 planting area on the lower right, the proposed 2019 planting area on the upper left.

Volunteers planting above the Ships' Graveyard during August 2018
Peninsula Tramping Club and EOS Ecology

A great planting day in August 2018

PGG Wrightson

PGG Wrightson kindly donated 2000 Combi Guards in 2018. We started using plant protectors in 2016, and they have dramatically improved the survival rate of the trees.

University of Florida students potting up silver tussock seedlings in July 2018

The potting mix we use for the silver tussock propagation is kindly donated by Daltons.

Stock dam valley, looking towards snow on Te Ahu Patiki

You can adopt a penguin box to help fund our efforts to protect korara

Otamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust

KawakawaLogoSince 1997 dedicated volunteers have worked to restore the native ecology of Otamahua or Quail Island. The Trust has eradicated most pests (except for mice) from the island and planted thousands of trees as part of an eco-restoration project in partnership with the Department of Conservation and Ngati Wheke of Rapaki.

Volunteer groups contribute more than 5,600 hours annually, weeding, planting and monitoring traps. As the plantings mature, the island is slowly being transformed. Native bird numbers have increased as trees mature and provide more nesting sites and a more varied food source.

The Trust needs to raise $100,000 annually for its on-going replanting and pest eradication programmes. Please help by becoming a member and making a donation via the links below.


Thanks to everyone who made the 2018 planting season in August a success. We planted 3000 trees over 9 days, with the help of over 160 volunteers, bringing the total number of trees planted to over 95000.

Thanks to our sponsors  - Rata Foundation, Tutto Bene and Formaggio's Italian restaurants, Christchurch City Council, Lyttelton Port of Christchurch, Trees that Count, Black Cat Cruises, PGG Wrightson, Terra Lana, Boffa Miskell, Daltons, and Rotary Sunrise.


Beach at SW point
Northern cliffs
2014 planting
Kathmandu volunteers
Arriving at the wharf
Tussock planting

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