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. The
Greater Wellington Regional Council also provide
support with pest control.
The following link has information on the major project to fund and
build an additional footbridge across the Kaiwharawhara Stream.
The working bees in near future will focus on planting, track
improvements and rubbish removal in this area. Kaiwharawhara Footbridge information
Working Bee Programme - rest
Sunday 4 October 1:30 p.m.
Waikowhai Street entrance 2
Tuesday 13 October 1:30 p.m.
Trelissick Crescent (opposite #41) entrance 4
Sunday 1 November 1:30 p.m. Ngaio Gorge Road Lower entrance 6
Tuesday 10 November 1:30 p.m. Ngaio Gorge Road Lower entrance 6
Sunday 6 December 1:30 p.m.
Trelissick Crescent (opposite #19) entrance 3
click on following link
entrance locations Trelissick Park Map
click on following for 2020 Work Bee dates and
locations 2020 Work Bee brochure
Note: for 2020 all scheduled work bees
will commence at 1:30 p.m. (and will finish by about 3:30 p.m.)
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
938 9602 or at email@example.com
Spotee Guidelines (August 2015
- 2020 Volunteer Wellington's Corporate
Challenge Mahi Aroha Award "for
ongoing work and for marvellous hosting of volunteer groups - in
particular hosting Treasury and Victoria University last year".
- 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
“Nominee for the Main Award”
- 2003 Wellington Civic Trust – Certificate as
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”