Bridgestone Reserve (Papanui Bush)
Papanui, Christchurch

Papanui, Christchurch
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Departs from:
Bridgestone Reserve, next to Tony's Tyre Service, 48 Langdons Rd and Papanui High school. Opposite Mitre 10 Papanui
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The restoration of Papanui Bush is a community project between a number of different groups, notably the Christchurch City Council and Papanui Rotary Club. 

The aim is to develop an area in the Papanui community to enhance drainage and the ecosystem to provide an amenity to carry out passive recreation, restore cultural heritage, and encourage native birds back into what once was part of the Papanui Bush.  

This area was once a well established track to the Kaiapoi Pa. The name Papanui is thought to mean “a platform in a tree from which birds were snared”. The vision is to create a forest remnant similar to that which once dominated the area, with plantings of kahikatea, matai and totara among others. 

Come along and be part of this project and learn more about the history of Papanui Bush and the area. 

We'll be working alongside members of the Papanui Rotary club to release plantings within the reserve. 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm

Bring: Your own gardening gloves, sturdy boots or shoes, a water bottle and sunhat. Please wear long sleeves and trousers as protection from the sun and vegetation.

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

We'd love to see you there, so please register below. Contact Donna at or 021 457 568 for more information. 

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