Cranford Basin Planting
Mairehau, Canterbury

Mairehau, Canterbury
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Departs from:
103 Philpotts Rd, Mairehau. Searching for 63 Philpotts Rd will give more accurate directions
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We are working in conjunction with Christchurch City Council to plant a forest of 40,000 kahikatea trees in a wetland area that will provide stormwater retention services as well as enhancing urban biodiversity. Matariki Tu Rakau is part of the One Billion Trees programme, helping people to plant living memorials that honour members of their communities. Matariki Tu Rakau was launched on 25 April 2018 to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Weekend Plantings:  10am-1pm

Weekday plantings: 9:30am-2:30pm - registrations are appreciated this helps us to decide whether a planting will go ahead. 

Meeting point: 103 Philpotts Rd, Mairehau. Park on the street and walk in, or drive in and park off the track. For more accurate directions, put #63 into your GPS.

Bring: Your own gardening gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, a water bottle, snacks and lunch and a sunhat. As part of our health and safety requirements, CVNZ requires volunteers to wear long sleeves and trousers as protection from the sun and vegetation.

We’ll supply tools, but you are welcome to bring your own planting spade.

We'd love to see you there, so please register below, or contact Donna ( or 021 457 568).

COVID-19: We will be following the advice from government and local council on all Covid-19 restrictions. 

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the   office on +64 0800 127890 or email