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Corporate restoration

Corporate restoration

Updated 20 May 2015 3:43pm

Take a day and create a legacy

Take a break from your desk, do some team-building and help out the environment at the same time.

Corporate restoration days in the regional parks are a great opportunity to spend time outside your workplace and get to know the other people in your team or wider business. Plus you'll be able to come back later and enjoy the "fruits" of your labours. Or at least watch the birds doing so.

Activities include planting native trees,  "releasing" plants from competition (a great stress-buster!) and a guided walk with the park ranger.

How does it work?

The first step is to complete the inquiry form to the right of this page. We will need to know: 

  • what day and date(s) would suit you. We can arrange for weekdays or weekends - whatever suits
  • where you are based, and would like to go
  • how many people will be involved. Group sizes can range from around 10 to 80 people

We will identify a suitable site, activities and dates, and confirm these with you. We can provide photos and a summary of what needs to be done, to help inspire your team.

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact or call (04) 830 4041.

Who does what?

  • Our park rangers and staff supervise and assist with the planting. We also provide morning tea and can organise to have a gas BBQ available to your group. And of course we provide the plants! Plus we have spare spades and gloves
  • You bring food for lunch. If you would like to use our BBQ facilities please also bring oils and sauces, cooking utensils, dishes, plates and cutlery
  • Your staff provide the muscle. They need to wear warm clothes, bring a rain jacket and hat, and a spade and gardening gloves if they have them. Some staff will be needed to help prepare lunch

Sample itinerary for a corporate restoration day

9:30am Meet at the park 
9:45am Introduction by the Park Ranger including brief health and safety and project talk
10:00am Walk to location and start work 
11:45am Morning tea break
1:15pm Lunch
2:00pm All done and home time! 

Great effort this month....thanks very much. 

Thanks to Whitireia Polytech Outdoor Adventure and Tourism students and Kiwibank who contributed to restoration projects in Queen Elizabeth, and Whitireia Parks.

These enthusiatic and environmentally conscious organisations provided us with a great bunch of people who had a great day out of the office helping beautify the Wellington Regions Parks.