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Balmoral Reserve Tree Planting

Tree Planting Event

Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Sat, Sep 5, 2015
Balmoral Reserve, Whangarei, Northland

Thank You so much for coming to the Whitebait Connection / Love your Water Tree planting at the Balmoral Reserve

What a great day.  Around 20 hardy volunteers braved the weather and got more than 800 native plants in the riparian zone – a HUGE thanks to Kim Jones and the Whitebait Connection team for their organisation of the day.  Thanks also to Jolt Cafe and Phoenix Organics who supplied us with delicious scones, muffins and drinks for the day – they also helped us with the recycling!
We hope to keep partnering with Whitebait Connection in the future, and we’re really looking forward to being involved again next year!
Many thanks and stay in touch!



Time changed to 12 noon! Weather update: We are going to push the start of this planting back to 12 noon – but we’re still on! The worst of the rain should be gone by midday, but please dress accordingly – gum boots and waterproofs will be pretty essential so please come prepared for wet ground and rain. The trees will love it!



As part of our 2015 Love your Water campaign we invite you to join us for a day of tree planting at the Balmoral Reserve on Saturday 5 September 2015. This will be the final planting in a restoration project of over 3km of waterway from the Whangarei Falls to the Balmoral Reserve, run by the Whitebait Connection Team, with support from the Waitaua Catchment Restoration Network, Northland Regional Council, Whangarei District Council, Foundation North and the Department of Conservation!

Simply meet by the bridge on the corner of Vinegar Hill Rd and Balmoral Rd, Tikipunga. There is parking on Balmoral Road and the planting will be signposted from there. We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 4:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but afterwards we’ll all come together for some scones and Phoenix Organics’ Drinks.

Volunteers, corporate groups and schools are all welcome to come along and get your hands dirty, give some love to previous plantings, and help the regeneration of this beautiful stream. To volunteer simply sign-up through the quick form below.

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We’re looking for caring corporates to get behind the project. We need to raise funds to cover essential logistical, health & safety and administrative costs to ensure this project’s success in each region. Sponsorship is, therefore, vital. Check out the opportunities below to see how we can work together.

We offer sponsors:

  • A team building tree planting activity with your staff, led by Sustainable Coastlines, including our multimedia educational presentation to motivate your staff to get involved. We provide equipment, however hard costs may apply for trees and transport.
  • License to Sustainable Coastlines logos for use on web, marketing and other promotional materials during the course of the event.
  • Love Your Water project report with metrics achieved through planting and educational work (great for CSR / sustainability reporting and marketing).
  • Access and permission to use all event images, footage and results.
  • Exposure through logo positioning on:
    • The official regional event page(s) on Sustainable Coastlines website.
    • Regional promotional collateral such as event posters.
    • Announcement and exposure of your organisation’s support to Sustainable Coastlines’ social media networks (combined audience of 12,500).
    • Opportunity to provide marketing material, run competitions and/or provide giveaways during the event. (Materials used in giveaways must be mutually agreed – with responsible packaging etc).
    • Further leveraging opportunities to be discussed.


Sponsorship is available at two levels:

$500: Regional Sponsor
Includes all of the above.

$3,000: Nationwide Sponsor
Includes all of the above and in addition:

  • Logo on 4×1-metre event banner for photo opportunities (used across all regions).
  • Announcement of your support to our mailing list (5,000 subscribers).
  • Mention on event media releases (we have a very large profile in the media – see examples here)
  • Mention of your brand during media interviews wherever possible.



Oliver Vetter on oliver@sustainablecoastlines.org or call 021 0259 8301