Each year, we identify and undertake habitat restoration projects and grow a volunteer network which fosters a healthy community spirit. We work with local groups, schools, and businesses to support communities in looking after healthy lands and waterways, to create a stronger link between the environment and people. These planting projects create islands of new native bush and enrich existing areas to provide precious habitat for our local wildlife.


Since our inception, we have:

  • Supplied over 30,000 plants to 21 restoration projects

  • Held over 1000 nursery sessions

  • Organised over 140 official planting days

  • Arranged for countless maintenance and watering days

  • Liaised with local schools, encouraging student awareness and participation through visits to the nursery,  school science and planting projects


As well as propagating plants for our own projects, Te Kākano also provides eco-sourced plants for projects run by other local community and not-for-profit organisations.


We are happy to work with groups to discuss how we can best help them achieve their re-vegetation goals and may also consider being joint partners .


If you are interested in sourcing plants from us, please email us for the latest copy of our Project Application Form.



Thanks to the wonderful support of our project sponsors, more than 30,000 plants have gone out to various project sites in and around Wanaka. Our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of them!


Families of Neville Harris & Jennifer Cooper

Errol Plowman



A: Off Mt Aspiring Rd, Lake Wanaka

    PO Box 550, Wanaka 9343

Text: 021 298 1068 (Volunteer sessions, Nursery)

E: (other enquiries)



John & Jill Blennerhassett

Sargood Bequest

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