current events in Selwyn District promoting Ecology and Biodiversity


Friends of Te Ara Kākāriki Meeting: July 22nd 7pm at Lincoln University.

Guest speaker Nicola Toki will discuss green opportunities for Canterbury in a post Covid world and the role that community groups such as Te Ara Kākāriki can play.

Public Planting Events with Te Ara Kākāriki:

  • Stackwoods Bend/Old Tai Tapu Road: Sunday 23rd of August
  • Plant out day - Lincoln and Tai Tapu: Saturday 5th of September
  • Plant out day - Springfield: Sunday 20th of September
  • West Melton: Saturday 3rd of October

Contact Te Ara Kākāriki for more details about these events.

Conservation Week/Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Tūroa

The dates for this year's Conservation Week are 15-23 August. The Department of Conservation has a number of activities and events with the key focus on learning about nature, taking part in activities online, and in our own backyard.

If you would like to find out more about events and the area or submit your own  please call

Andy Spanton, Biodiversity Coordinator Phone (03) 347-2907 or;

Denise Ford, Biodiversity Officer Phone (03) 347-2788 or;


Community planting