Frostburg State University & University of Florida students have off-set the entire carbon footprint of their program, including travel to & from New Zealand, by assisting in our native rainforest restoration project.
500 trees in an afternoon, amazing effort!
A big thank you to the NC State University students who helped in the restoration of our New Zealand wetland habitat.
"Best day ever"
Virginia Tech & SUNY Brockport students help extend New Zealand elementary students' understanding of their local environment by taking them on a sand dune restoration day.
Great work by University of Wisconsin Osh Kosh students on a Challenge New Zealand Leadership Program! Helping restore native wetland areas & on-going planting.
An awesome day at Arataki School!
Virginia Tech & SUNY Brockport students here on a Service Learning program.
Great work by Arizona State University students!
Restoring native rainforest here in New Zealand. 450 trees in the ground in an afternoon!
Making a big difference!
A big thank you to the Radford University students who helped in the restoration of our New Zealand rainforest. Propagating & planting out our precious Karamu plants.
A lovely day to save the world!
Clemson University & East Carolina University Students joined forces with some of our local New Zealand students to re-plant our sand dunes.
A Blast From the Past!
In 2006 Brian joined us on an International Student Volunteer program. And while on holiday in NZ this month, he caught up with us to see how his trees were doing.
Brian's plantings are now known as the 'Sea of Flax' & are enjoyed every day by locals along a public track that winds through the Kopurererua Valley (a 20 year project covering 830 acres).
Thanks again Brian & all of you who came in 2006 & helped with the 'Sea of Flax' project. And if any of you are ever in the area we would love to hear from you too.
Thanks to efforts of people like you over the last 15 years we have planted over a quarter of a million trees into project sites like Kopurererua Valley.
Excellence in the Environment Award
We would like to thank our local tourism industry for recognizing the work we do by awarding us the Excellence in the Environment Award, in this years Tourism Awards. We are very proud of all our environmental initiatives and it’s great to know that our local industry is behind the work we do.
We would also like to congratulate the other winners & nominees.
We've planted our 240,000th tree!
Thanks to the help of so many students over the years we've achieved another milestone!
The Kahikatea was planted by Gerson & Jackie in Sanctuary Park’s wetland last week. (Kahikateas grow to over 70m tall with trunks more than 2m in diameter, so it’s going to be a great focal point!)
Thanks again to everyone who has worked with Kuaka to make this all possible.
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