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Meet our hidden heroes – National Volunteer Week celebration

19 June at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


Join us for a fun celebratory gathering of community and conservation groups to plant a tree, connect and share their knowledge.

It’s National Volunteer Week and a chance to shine a light on the people with a passion for urban restoration. Some of our community groups are gathering to share their passion with you!

From 10am join Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ) and Rotary in the Forests of Peace and Remembrance project for planting and mulching. Register to plant via the CVNZ website.

Enjoy live music by Willie McArthur and the Ukelele Group sponsored by City Care. Soup provided by Richmond Community Garden and a free BBQ put on by CCC rangers.

Local community conservation groups are providing displays and kids’ activities such as godwit painting and tracking-tunnel making. Meet the St Johns therapy dogs and other hidden heroes!

Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu National Volunteer Week celebrates the collective contribution of all the volunteers who enrich Aotearoa New Zealand. They grow our people, open minds, open hearts and create joy.

This year’s theme is Time to Shine/He wā pīataata. It’s a time to recognise and celebrate volunteers, a time to shine/pīataata. It’s Matariki, a new year and a fresh start; a time to dream/moemoeā and make plans for the future.

Public parking on Dallington Terrace – the red zone access gate will be open from 9am to 2pm. Reserved accessible parking at 35 Gayhurst Road.

Closest bus stops are The Orbiter on Woodham Road (11-minute walk) and Dallington stop on the 44 Shirley route (nine-minute walk).

In partnership with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand, Rotary, City Care, Volunteering Canterbury, Ōpāwaho Heathcote River Network, Avon-Heathcote Ihutai Estuary Trust, Predator-Free Port Hills, Dallington Residents Association,  Avon-Ōtakaro Forest Park, and Avon-Ōtakaro Network, St Johns and more.

Dog-friendly event.

Cancelled via Council Facebook page if raining. Email for more information.


Dallington Terrace
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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