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Anzac Day Planting Event


Tue 25 Apr 2017, 10:30am–1:00pm

Where: Woodend Beach Domain, Woodend Beach Rd, Woodend, Waimakariri

Restrictions: All Ages

Registration Types:

  • Volunteer Registration : Free
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Listed by: Trees That Count

Trees That Count is a new conservation project funded by The Tindall Foundation in collaboration with Pure Advantage and the Department of Conservation. It is managed by Project Crimson. The project aims to create a national movement to plant millions of native trees to mitigate climate change.

For 2017, Trees That Count has set a challenge to New Zealanders to plant 4.7 million trees, one tree for every New Zealander. At the time of sending almost 400,000 trees have been pledged for 2017, now it is about driv-ing momentum to ensure this number grows month on month.

Two thousand native trees will be planted in Tūhaitara Coastal Park in North Canterbury this coming Anzac Day, if sufficient people buy or gift trees at

Trees That Count and Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust need to raise sufficient funds through donations and the Trees That Count tree gifting programme, to make this goal a reality.

The Trust has a 200-year vision for the restoration of the park, which includes areas of major ecological and cultural significance and offers extensive educational and recreational opportunities.

Tūhaitara Coastal Park covers approximately 700ha of land along the coastline from the Waimakariri River mouth to the settlement of Waikuku Beach. Stretching along the coast for 10.5 kilometres, it comprises many natural features of local, regional and national importance.

Tūhaitara Coastal Park was established as an outcome of the Ngāi Tahu Settlement with the Crown, with the lands being gifted by Ngāi Tahu to the people of New Zealand. It is managed by Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust whose trustees are appointed by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and the Waimakariri District Council.

“Anzac Day is a symbolic day for Kiwis; a day to commemorate and honour those who served New Zealand during the war,” says Joris de Bres, spokesperson for Trees That Count. “By bringing volunteers and donors together to plant on this important day of remembrance, we aim to promote the commitment and camaraderie of the ANZACs as we give back to our beautiful country. Our goal is to ensure a positive future for generations to come, with the fostering of new life in every native tree which is planted.”

Trees for the forest can be purchased for $10 through the Trees That Count website either by donation or by gifting a tree to family or friends. People can also sign up to volunteer to plant trees on the day at

On the planting day, please meet at Te Kōhaka o Tūhaitara Trust office at Woodend Domain. Bring a spade if you have one, sturdy boots or shoes, and your own water bottle. Thanks for your help!!