Our Mission

Improving the Taupō environment for people and native wildlife

Greening Taupō is based around collaboration and involvement as well as buy in from the community to ensure we create a sustainable future for our environment for generations to enjoy. 

In its simplest form, the goal of the Greening Taupō is to attempt to replicate the conservation work occurring within the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary, beyond to the surrounding Taupō area, so that birds that spread out from the sanctuary are not killed by introduced predators and thrive. To achieve this, an increase in native forest habitat and a reduction in predators are fundamental.

Within 5 years the target achievements are:

• Greening Taupō is a well known, financially sustainable entity within the Taupō community

• At least 25 businesses, organisations, schools and community groups undertaking restoration projects facilitated by a local coordinator

• The Taupō community has planted at least 250,000 suitable plants under the Greening Taupō umbrella

• Pest control to enhance native bird survival has been implemented within at least three key areas of native habitat

• Lakeshore kowhai forests are being successfully restored

• Kakariki have been introduced in the Wairakei Golf + Sanctuary and increasing in numbers and spreading out into the wider community


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.