Working hard in the Trounson Kauri Park Nursery
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Join a DOC ranger for a day and help to preserve our beautiful natural environment and carry out conservation work.

In addition to participating in a conservation activity, volunteering in the Kauri Coast has an educational component.

Educational activities may include guided walks, a talk from our knowledgeable rangers or members of a local community group, trap demonstrations or even meeting a kiwi.

What to expect

As a volunteer you'll be helping with activities like planting, weeding, pest control, track work or site maintenance.

Examples of past activities:

  • planting on a local farmer's property to conserve a globally endangered bird
  • cleaning up Bayley's Beach
  • releasing baby kauri trees from choking weeds and getting to meet a kiwi.

Transport: Transport to and from sites is provided.

Fitness required: Activities are usually suitable for a range of fitness levels and skills. We encourage people of all ages to join us!

How to apply

To register your interest, contact the team using the details below.


Karen Joyce-Paki
Community Ranger
Phone: +64 9 439 3466

Te Tai Kauri / Kauri Coast Office
Phone:   0800 275 362
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Address:   150 Colville Road
Postal Address:   150 Colville Road
Dargaville 0377
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