Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

A new way to support a clean, green New Zealand


A new way to support a clean, green New Zealand

A non-profit organisation that helps volunteers get involved in conservation projects has recently been launched in Auckland.

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand is a new practical conservation organisation established following consultation with conservation stakeholders including Chris Carter, the Minister of Conservation, the Department of Conservation, Forest and Bird, Auckland Regional Council, the New Zealand Trust for Conservation Volunteers, the QEII Trust, and Landcare Research.

Conservation Volunteers New Zealand's (CVNZ) mission is to welcome volunteers from New Zealand and across the world to assist practical conservation projects to help preserve and improve New Zealand's unique environment.

CVNZ works with local communities, the business community and government departments to bring together additional volunteers to work on priority conservation projects.

CVNZ provides opportunities for people to volunteer every week with on-site training and supervision for volunteers in a team setting. No prior experience is required,
and people from all walks of life will be able to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and learn about their environment.

"This is a fantastic concept and I congratulate those involved in getting the trust off the ground," Chris Carter said.

"Conservation must be a community action if it is to have sufficient impact to halt the decline in New Zealand's biodiversity. The more opportunities there are for the public to get involved in conservation work, the healthier our environment will be."

CVNZ is an independent Trust established by Conservation Volunteers Australia. CVA has been operating in Australia for 24 and every year co-ordinates more than 10,000 volunteers on more than 2,000 projects.

CVNZ is pleased to be working with the Auckland Regional Council and Auckland City on the following conservation projects:

- Creating a new urban oasis, Mutukaroa-Hamlin’s Hill Mutukaroa-Hamlin’s Hill is a 48 hectare grassy knoll with views to the Manukau harbour in the east and Waitemata harbour in the west. Now surrounded by the light industrial complex of Mt Wellington and Sylvia Park, Mutukaroa-Hamlin’s Hill represents an opportunity to create a conservation and recreation oasis in this part of Auckland.

- Restore the Hunua Ranges and help endangered species thrive
CVNZ teams are working on a range of projects in the Hunua Ranges Regional Parkland including the protection of the Hochstetter’s Frog, ecological restoration of the Hunua Falls and the Managatawhiri River as well as tracks in the Hunua Ranges.

CVNZ would like to hear from potential project owners or groups that require the support of volunteers. CVNZ will also be seeking volunteer accommodation in the central Auckland area for residential programmes.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election