Auckland Tree Planting, Puhinui Reserve | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Its always difficult to perfectly plan how many trees will be planted at each planting, and when Auckland Council needed help to plant their final 3,000 trees, along with our sponsor Corona, we leapt into action.

Again this day was a collaboration with Kara and Auckland Council, and supported by Mayor’s Million Trees Programme.

The 3,000 trees were infilling an old planting site planted four years ago, which unfortunately had some inquisitive sheep sneak through a culvert and munch some of our trees a few years back. Most of the trees were canopy trees. The already established manuka and ti kouka trees give protection from the elements to help these larger but more fragile trees have a better chance to grow.

Local group Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing provided an awesome vegan curry and chai tea to reward the 100 hard working volunteers.

Thanks to all those who came out to help on the day, see you at the next one!

Event details

Aug 2021

Remember to bring:

  • Gumboots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, this is critical for Health & Safety considerations.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Keep-cups for tea and coffee.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater and @sustainablecoastlines on social media

We will provide: 

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety documentation and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

Auckland Council is hosting another awesome day of tree planting with the help of Sustainable Coastlines and our sponsor Corona, and we would like to invite you to join us!!

We will be back at Puhinui Reserve on Saturday 14th August, and have 4,000 trees into infill so bring as many people as you can!


How to get there: Head to the end of Prices road, Wiri. We’ll meet from 10.00 am; look out for the Auckland Council and Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

We’ll be starting from 10.00 am and finishing up at either 12noon or 2.30 pm depending on your appetite.

What does the day involve?
9:45 am Registration opens at the end of Prices Road – Tea and coffee served.
10:00 am Opening words from Auckland Council
10:15 am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:00 pm Return to home base for break/finish of the first planting session.
13:00 pm Photo and quick formalities, back to planting for those who wish to stay.
14:00pm(ish) Event finishes

Any questions – contact Dan at [email protected]