Auckland Tree Planting, Totara Park, ANZ LYW Tour 2021 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Totara Park was the last planting site in our Puhinui Catchment of the ANZ LYW Tour 2021. Much like the Puhinui Reserve planting, Totara Park is council land (old farm land) and was lead by Kara and Auckland Councils Mayor’s Million Trees Programme who paid for the trees. NZ Bio laid out all the trees and made the kai for the hungry volunteers.

Over the course of two days, 660 volunteers from all over Auckland came to roll up their sleeves and plant a lot of trees.

Students from Randwick Park School made up the bulk of the planters on Thursday, who certainly kept the Sustainable Coastlines and Council staff on their toes. Other groups who attended the public planting day on the Saturday include: DHL, local scout groups and Shah Satnam Ji Green S Welfare Force Wing.

This retired farm land is now planted with over 11,000 natives and will create an awesome experience for the mountain biking track that runs through it. Totara, manuka, tī kōuka, makomako, karamu, koromiko, harakeke, rautahi and whauwhaupaku were the main species planted.

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

Event details

Jun 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.
  • 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 as part of our ANZ LYW Tour 2021, and we would like to invite you to join us!!

We will be back at Totara Park by The Gardens on Saturday the 24th of June.

Totara Park is 216 hectare open space that offers many adventures including bushwalking, mountain biking, swimming in open-air pools, playing tennis and many more. Auckland Botanic Gardens are next to this park. Get involved in restoring this beautiful park by planting native plants.

How to get there: Head to the car park at The Gardens, Auckland which you will find at the end of Wairere road. We’ll meet from 9:45 am; look out for the blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

We’ll be starting from 10.00 am and finishing up around 2.30 pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but around noon we’ll all come together for some freshening Phoenix Organics Drinks.

What does the day involve?
9:45 am Registration opens at the car park – tea and coffee served.
10:00 am Opening words from Auckland Council & Sustainable Coastlines.
10:15 am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
12:30 pm Return to home base for a break.
13:00 pm Photo and quick formalities, back to planting for those who wish to stay.
15:00pm(ish) Event finishes

Any questions – contact Dan at [email protected]