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Winter news

Grab a cuppa and read the latest news from Te Kākano:

Winter newsletter

Aug. 2022

September was a very month for us!

We organised several events for the Conservation week (planting and maintenance sessions with schools and the community), ran many educational sessions - part of our "Educate for nature" programme - and continued the work on the stage of our nursery development.

All this work is led by our 3 part-time contractors, but nothing could happen without the fantastic volunteer force behind Te Kākano!

So thank you to everyone who attends our events and nursery and planting sessions! Thank you to everyone who is involved with Te Kākano! :)

The photos are showing: top left - planting & maintenance session at Glendhu Wetland Wildlife refuge during Conservation week, bottom left - building of the deck by Pete, one of our very skilled volunteers, right - education session at the nursery with the WanaExcel preschool.

Sept 2022

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Conservation Week - 5th to 11th September 2022

We are working on some events for the Conservation week. Stay tune! more details to come.

All the events will be free and all are welcome!


Education & engagement

We have now launched the exciting Educate for nature project! Jo Guest is our new education Manager and will be leading this project, thanks to further funding received from the Sargood Bequest.

We have already welcomed two groups at the nursery, the Wānaka preschool and the local homeschooling group. They learnt about how to process and sow kōwhai seeds.

We are also restarting the lunch & learn sessions. Bring your lunch to the nursery and learn about native plants. We will have different speakers sharing their knowledge and skills.

The first session will be on the 27th April at the nursery, from 12pm to 1pm. Arne Cleland will teach us how to propagate native plants from cuttings. If you would like to take part in this workshop, secure your space by emailing us here.

If you would like more information, get in touch with us.

April 2022

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The NZ mountain film & book festival supports Te Kākano

The NZ mountain film & book festival has been supporting Te Kākano for many years.

They donate $50 per Kiwi speaker and $200 per international speaker. They also have "native trees on their menu"! When people order a drink or some food, they also have the option to sponsor a tree for $3.30.

For more information about the festival, visit their website:

We are so grateful for their support, so thank you!

June 2022

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