Anzac Drive Reserve Tree Planting | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Jul 2016

What to bring

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to [email protected]

A huge thank you

Our public tree planting at the Anzac Parade Drive was a huge success.

We planted over 1,000 plants along the stream as a Mahinga Kai Exemplar!

A huge thanks to John Skilton of Travis Wetland, Kathryn Bates from the Avon / Otakaro Network and Georgie Hart of Million Metres for pulling this great collaborative event together.  By crowd funding through the Million Metres organisation the Avon / Otakaro Network are able to upscale their activities.  Last year was such a success with schools and community that we upscaled this year and doubled our planting efforts, with two days of planting and a total of over 2000 plants.

Special thanks to Teoti for our Karakia and giving us a moment to breathe and giving us perspective of this special place.

We had over 100 volunteers today, including fantastic help from Shapeshifter who came in for the day to help raise the profile of the event and got our funding campaign over the line!


For the Christchurch portion of this year’s Love your Water program we’re partnering with the Million Metres Streams Project, as we need more funds to make planting day as successful as possible. We need support for this project! Please click here to help crowdfund this project

The Avon-Ōtākaro Network is lovingly overlooking the restoration of Anzac Drive Reserve, as the Mahinga Kai Exemplar, in partnership with Ngāi Tahu, and support from Ngāi Tūāhuriri, Department of Conservation and Christchurch City Council. We invite you to join us for a fun day of tree planting at the Anzac Drive Reserve, near Travis Wetland at 10am on Saturday 30 July 2016.

Last year we had a fantastic time with local schools and community members.  This year we’re planning on putting even more trees in the ground with your help.

Simply meet from 10.00am at Corserland Street on the west side of Anzac Drive Reserve. Look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags. Although LINZ has put a barrier across Norcross Street, you have permission to drive up around the edge to get around it. Alternatively just park on Brooker Ave and walk across the grass to the planting site.

We’ll be starting from 10.00am and continue until around 4.00pm, or whenever we get the trees in the ground. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but don’t miss out on local scones and muffins from around 12 noon and a BBQ provided by the Avon-Ōtākaro Network!

Volunteers, corporate groups and schools are all welcome to come along and get your hands dirty and plant new native trees to help the regeneration of this special reserve. And remember – to make this event possible we need your help to fund this project.


More information

Contact Oliver Vetter on [email protected] or call on 021 025 98301.

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