Join Christchurch City Council Rangers for planting and maintenance days in beautiful Lyttelton and Banks Peninsula.

Several of the parks on Te Pātaka-o-Rākaihautū-Banks Peninsula and Whakaraupō-Lyttleton Harbour are cared for with the help of the local community.

Find out how you can get involved.

Cass Bay Community Planting Day

Join the Cass Bay Community at Steadfast Reserve and lend a hand with this great multi-year planting project to help reduce  sediment runoff into Whakaraupo-Lyttelton Harbour.   Come for an hour or the whole day - all welcome.

  • 10.30am to 3pm, Sunday 24 July.
  • Steadfast Reserve, Governors Bay Road, Cass Bay. 
  • Please park on Bayview Place and walk to Steadfast Reserve.
  • Delicious BBQ lunch provided - please register with for catering purposes. 
  • Some tools and gloves are provided. Bring your own gloves, warm clothes, boots and water bottles.
  • If the weather is not kind a postponement email will be sent to registered volunteers or listen to cancellations on NewstalkZB on Saturday morning. 

Diamond Harbour

Help the Diamond Harbour community turn Morgan's and Sam's Gullies into native forests.

  • Working bees are held on the last Sunday of the month, 10am to 1pm.
  • Meet at Upper Sam's Gully, between Marine Drive and Bay View Road.

Stay up to date by checking the Friends of Morgan's and Sam's Gullies facebook page.(external link)

Garden of Tane

The Garden of Tane is owned by Christchurch City Council and managed locally by a voluntary Reserve Management Committee.

The Committee determines projects in the Garden and carries out working bees from time to time.

Stay up to date with volunteer events by checking the Garden of Tane website(external link)

During autumn, winter and spring, volunteer work is often focused on planting, weeding and mulching. 

In summer, work is mainly weeding, watering and litter removal.

Bring sturdy footwear, a bottle of water, snacks and warm clothes. Some gloves and spades are provided but bring your own if you can.