Project #ReBlossomNZ

Boy and older man planting native trees
Success Story

In 2021, we worked with Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Porirua City Council, Wellington City Council, and Greater Wellington Regional Council
to plant some 8,800 flowering natives, covering more than 5,000m2 of the Porirua stream.

In 2022, we collaborated with Te Ara Hīkoi, Auckland Golf, Auckland Rowing Club, and Panama Road School. Together, with the support of the Department of Conservation and Auckland City Council, we planted more than 9,000 natives to support the restoration of four key environmental sites across Auckland.

In 2023, we are moving our partnership to Waitaha (Canterbury) and joining forces with the Department of Conservation, Forest & Bird Canterbury, Golf New Zealand, Timaru District Council, and Predator Free Canterbury. Together, we will be planting around 9,000 natives at sites in Gleniti, Temuka, Geraldine, Pleasant Point Golf Course, and on Te Ara trail.

Collaborative conservation has made it possible for Project #ReBlossomNZ to plant nearly 28,000 native plants across Aotearoa. WWF and Botanica are proud to play a part in helping the national Predator-Free 2050 movement reach its goal of ridding Aotearoa of destructive predators – possums, rats, and stoats – as well as significantly improving our native habitats.”

Image: Planting with Panama Road School students at Mt Wellington's Auckland Rowing club training grounds on the banks of the Tamaki Estuary (September, 2022).