Your invitied to the next Community Planting Day

It's time to get your green on again Taupo! 

Community planting days continue!
21 September 2013 - Otumuheke Thermal Stream

This time in conjunction with Waikato Regional Council and Patuiwi Reserve Trust. Head to the Otumuheke Thermal Stream on 21st September from 11am to help us with the regeneration of Taupo's native forest for local wildlife and residents alike. Access is past Spa Hotel on Spa Road. Waikato Regional Council has sponsored the plants – just bring your spade, gloves, gummies and enthusiasm then enjoy BBQ and hot drinks.

Thanks to the green teams from; Waikato Regional Council, The Radio Network, Taupo Native Plant Nursery and Farmlands.

Help required!

We need some volunteers to help us with set up, pack up, BBQ and to provide advice and assistance on the day.  We need you on site from 10.15am for briefing and set up so if you reckon you are a bit of a green thumb and are enthusiastic about this project contact Nina on 027 628 8008 or

Great start to target of 250,000 plants in 5 years

With the help of the community and local organisations, Greening Taupo has made a great start to its target of 250,000 plants in 5 years - since launch in July 2013, Greening Taupo has been involved with getting over 20,000 plants in the ground in conjunction with Contact Engery, Bike Taupo and Department of Conservation / Living Legends.  Plus there are another 6000 plants scheduled to be planted within the next 2 weeks in conjunction with Waikato Regional Council, Patuiwi Reserve Trust, Transpower, Taupo District Council, Bike Taupo, Landcorp and Contact Energy.

Let's work hard together to keep the momentum going!!!


If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact our project coordinator Nina Manning on 027 628 8008 or

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Greening Taupo -  made possible by Project Tongariro

Posted: Mon 16 Sep 2013



You and your familty can get involved in Greening Taupō by participating in one of our Community Planting Days or getting stuck in right in your own backyard.  

who are we?

Greening Taupō has been established to improve the Taupō environment for the people and native wildlife - it's an opportunity to participate in a community conservation initiative.  Find out more or learn about 'the value of trees'


Check out the map for the project area that is nearest to you.  Areas have been identified across Taupō that form ecological corridors that are best suited to allow bird and other native wildlife to flourish.

our partners

Greening Taupō is pleased to have awesome support from the Taupō community.  Other key partners include Taupō District Council, Contact Energy and Wairakei Resort Taupō.  Find out more about our partners or become a partner.