Christchurch Tree Planting, Waimakariri | Sustainable Coastlines

Event details

Jul 2021

Remember to bring:

  • 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.
  • 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

Link to our COVID-19 response

As part of our amazing collaboration with the Corona and ECan, we would like to invite you to join us on Saturday the 24th of July for a family planting day alongside the Ōtūkaikino River that flows into the Waimakariri River.

Sustainable Coastlines has been planting alongside Ōtūkaikino te awa since 2017! To date, we have planted 25,500 native trees as a direct action to improve the mauri of Ōtūkaikino te awa. Get involved to give this awa some much-needed aroha!

How to get there:
Head to 590 Coutts Island Road, Christchurch 7670 which you will find off Dickey’s Road. Look out for the blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

We are putting on a bus for any volunteers requiring assistance with transport, please email [email protected] to book a spot!


What does the day involve?
9:45 am – Registration opens at Coutts Island Road – Whites Crossing West Picnic Area, Tea and coffee served.
10:00 am – Opening words from Sustainable Coastlines and Stakeholders.
10:10 am – Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:30 pm – Return to home base for lunch and group photo.
13:00 – Resume planting for those staying. 
– Event finishes

Any questions – contact Caitlyn at [email protected]


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