Introduction

17 – 21 October 2022: Volunteer tasks will include tree trimming, weeding, planting, garden maintenance and tidying, as well as propagating native plants.

Project number: 5
Location: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Dates

6 volunteers for 5 days

Monday 17 October to Friday 21 October 2022

Description

Tucked away on the north shore of Halfmoon Bay with views into Bragg Bay, Butterfield Beach and beyond are the picturesque gardens of Moturau Moana. Originally the site of Noeline Baker’s Dutch colonial home, the property was gifted to the New Zealand Government in the 1940s. Miss Baker was awarded the Loder Cup in 1949 for her keen interest in New Zealand’s native plants and for making the gardens available to the public.

Although the homestead burnt down in 1967, the local community board still maintains the gardens with DOC’s assistance, helping the Stewart Island/Rakiura community to retain an important visitor site.

Tasks will include tree trimming, weeding, planting, garden maintenance and tidying, as well as propagating native plants at the Stewart Island Community Native Plant Nursery.

What to expect

Fitness/skill level

Medium fitness level. May involve working in the rain, mud and other coastal conditions, as well as long periods of bending and/or kneeling.

Accommodation

Local shared accommodation – details will be confirmed with the successful applicants.

Pickup/drop-off location and times

Meet at the Rakiura National Park Visitor Centre, Stewart Island/Rakiura at 8:00 am on Monday 17 October. Volunteers will be returned to the same location at around 4:00 pm on Friday 21 October.

Contribution towards food and accommodation

$80 per person.

How to apply

Full details on our volunteer programme and how to apply.

Contact

For questions or other volunteer opportunities in the area, contact:

Southland and Otago Volunteer Coordinator

Murihiku / Invercargill Office
Phone:   +64 3 211 2400
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   invercargill@doc.govt.nz
Address:   7th Floor
CUE on Don
33 Don Street
Invercargill 9810
Postal Address:   PO Box 743
Invercargill 9840
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