Within Wellington City, a large expanse of
hillside, valley, stream and parkland that encompasses Trelissick Park
and Ngaio Gorge is being restored by community volunteers to create a
beautiful wilderness area. Groups involved in this restoration include
the Highland Park Progressive Association, Ngaio Crofton Downs
Residents’ Association, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society,
Wellington Botanical Society and the Wadestown Residents’ Association.
Wellington City Council provides support with pest
control, supply of native plants, track and bridge work, erecting
signage and information boards and stream bank strengthening.
Greater Wellington Regional Council also provide
support with pest control.
Working Bee Programme - next
Monthly - usually first Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
& second Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Meet at indicated
Park entrance (entrance number in red
2 July 1:30 p.m., Hanover Street entrance 1
18 July 9:30 a.m., Ngaio Gorge Road (lay-by) entrance 5 Note - this work bee has been deferred from 11 June and will be on the 18th
6 August 1:30 p.m., Trelissick Crescent (opposite #19) entrance 3
15 August 9:30 a.m., Hanover Street entrance 1
click on following link for entrance locations Trelissick Park Map
click on following for 2017 Work Bee dates and locations 2017 Work Bee brochure
Note: Sunday finish time is 3.30 and Tuesday
finish time is 12 noon.
If the weather is wet the working bee will be
transferred to the same day in the following week. Please wear good
footwear and bring general gardening tools with you such as gloves,
loppers, grubbers, shears, pruning saws...hand tools only please.
Contact: Peter Reimann 04 938 9602 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information on place and confirmation of dates and to get on
the working bee mailing list.
Safety and health information for all volunteers:
Volunteer Health and Safety
Information (August 2015)
Adopt a Spot Scheme
This scheme is designed to encourage people to
adopt their own spot within the park to look after. This can be done at
any time convenient to them rather than having to work in with a
working bee schedule. You can choose both the size and location of your
click on following for some Adopt a Spot information Adopt a Spot information
See below map for locations of some current
future Adopt-a-Spots! Hover your cursor over spots
for more detailed information (may be browser dependent).
Adopt a Spot locations (2015
The adopt-a-spot coordinator is Peter Reimann at
938 9602 or at email@example.com
Spotee Guidelines (August 2015
- 2010 Greater Wellington Regional
Council/Department of Conservation/Wellington Hawke’s Bay Conservation
Board Encore Awards – Winner, Community Partnerships Award.
- 2006 Department of Conservation/Greater
Wellington Regional Council – Winner “Weedbuster’s Award 06”
for overall excellence
- 2005 Community Trust of Wellington – Winner
of “Heritage & Environmental Category, Wellington Section”
of Regional Awards
- 2005 Wellington Civic Trust – Certificate as a
“Nominee for the Main Award”
- 2003 Wellington Civic Trust – Certificate as a “Nominee
for the Main Award”
- 2003 Department of Conservation/Wellington
Conservation Board – “Meritorious Award for Adopt-a-Spot Scheme”
- 1999 Wellington City Council – “Absolutely
- 1999 Department of Conservation/Wellington
Regional Environmental Agency Winner – “Conservation Award”