Join the ranger team on Saturday 5 August and help make a difference to your environment and community.

Family volunteering

Located next to Canterbury Agricultural Park, Ngā Puna Wai is a wetland reserve with a lake and recreational tracks.

32 hectares of the reserve is currently being developed into a major sports complex encompassing facilities for a variety of disciplines. 

Due to the development, a number of plants from the site have been transplanted to a revegetation area nearby where they will be well sheltered.

For additional protection, volunteers are needed to infill 200 native plants around the transplants and spread mulch.


Saturday 5 August, 2pm


Meet on the corner of O'Donnell Road and Macfarlane Avenue, please park on the south side of Macfarlane Avenue as Riding for Disabled will be using the north side. Latecomers meet on site. 

Map of Nga Puna Wai. [PDF, 174 KB]

What to bring

  • A spade - there will be a few available to use but please bring your own if you can
  • Gloves
  • Warm clothing - the event will be on rain or shine
  • Light refreshments


To register as a volunteer, contact Urban Ranger Mandy Black by email to