Houghton Valley Working Bee
Houghton Bay, Wellington

Houghton Bay, Wellington
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Get in touch for Free Transport - bookings essential. Alternatively, meet us on-site at the dirt carpark below the school, opposite 127 Houghton Bay Rd.
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If you enjoy the outdoors and getting your hands dirty, join us for our upcoming working bee where we will be controlling invasive weeds and making the area into a place where the local school can bring their students to learn about nature!

So get in touch today if you want to help restore New Zealand's biodiversity on Wellington's stunning South Coast.

Houghton Valley was once covered with native bush and full of bird song before it was cleared for farming. Once farming ceased, invasive weeds like gorse have quickly taken over the steep slopes. Reforestation of native plants began in 1970 and is still being done today by the local community, including the students of Houghton Bay School. Students can now learn and play in the forest surrounded by the chattering of Tui and the odd screeching of the kaka.

What to wear/bring: Sturdy boots are essential, long sleeves, and long trousers. Ensure you pack warm clothes such as a beanie, jumper and a rain jacket to protect you against wind and rain. Bring a full water bottle and snacks!

What we provide: fully trained team leader/s, gloves, tools and training.

Free transport to and from Wellington City Centre is available (contact us to arrange a pick-up).


Email wellington@cvnz.org.nz if you have trouble registering and we can book for you.

COVID-19 update

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

We are required to keep a record of your contact details for contact tracing. If you have any concerns about Covid-19 procedures, please get in touch.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Melrose, office on 02187 8185 or email wellington@cvnz.org.nz