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Port Hills volunteer maintenance day

20/02/2021 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join Christchurch City Council Rangers for planting and maintenance days across the seasons in our unique and stunning Port Hills.

Volunteers plant native trees each winter and maintain them in spring and autumn to reduce competition from grass.

Maintenance is the most critical part of ecological restoration success. Without regular maintenance for the first three years, plants wouldn’t survive due to grass competition.

What to bring

  • Weather appropriate clothing – layers, rain jacket, hat
  • Sturdy footwear for hill work
  • Gardening gloves
  • Hedge clippers (if you have your own but these will also be provided)
  • Water bottle and a snack

Where to meet – Autumn maintenance

20 Feb – Mount Ada:
From Dyer’s Pass Road, turn west at Sign of the Kiwi onto Summit Road. Continue for approximately 3km to the parking site at Hoon Hay. Please meet at the carpark at Hoon Hay Saddle.

27 Feb – Dry Bush:
Park at the top of Huntsbury Avenue, and walk up Huntsbury Track to Dry Bush. Or park on the Summit Road and walk down Huntsbury Track to Dry Bush. There is no parking on the track.

6 Mar – Bowenvale Reserve (Huntsbury):
Please meet at 20 Swanton Drive, Huntsbury. Park on the street close to this location, but please keep access ways clear for residents.

13 Mar – Latters Spur:  
Meet at the car park behind Victoria Park Visitor Centre just before 1pm. We will walk from here to the site as a group.


For more information email or contact our park ranger Fiona on 027 506 1425 or


Mt Ada


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