Kids Greening Taupo

Community Restoration Education Programme

Kids Greening Taupō will provide the district’s schools with an on-going, real-life project that provides all students with the opportunity to connect with their local environment and shape the future of our Place, now.

Kids Greening Taupō is an education and environmental programme that connects schools to an authentic purpose for teaching and learning. The programme is based upon the work of Greening Taupō, a community organisation which aims to increase the native flora and fauna of the town for the benefit of its people, businesses and natural environment. Kids Greening Taupō provides the link between local schools and Greening Taupō, whereby students will be actively involved with projects to increase biodiversity as well as solving environmental problems.

What makes this community collaborative model different and more meaningful than others is the importance placed upon the students as leaders. Essentially, they are put into the ‘driver’s seat’ as active citizens in their own community, rather than waiting for the opportunities that come with adulthood. Through involvement and participation in this programme students of all ages will interact with each other as well as with local industry professionals to take action. Through this collaboration, the young people of Taupō will be empowered to make a difference, bringing greater environmental, social, cultural and economic benefits to the town and all of New Zealand.


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.