Volunteers Launch Re-Vegetation Project

Posted by Travel News in Travel Tips & Advice
Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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New Zealand is known for its scenic landscapes and gloriously green wilderness areas, and an increasing number of local tourism operators are taking steps to ensure Aotearoa retains its natural native beauty.

Volunteers kicked off Dart River Jet’s re-vegetation project near Glenorchy with a bang recently – planting a thousand native seedlings to launch a long-term project dedicated to re-vegetating wilderness areas in which Dart River Jet operates.

Ngai Tahu Tourism regional general manager David Kennedy said the project formed an important part of the company’s dedication to the environment in which it works. 

“One of Ngai Tahu Tourism’s core values is ‘Kaitiakitanga’,” he said.  “This is about nurturing and protecting the natural environment in which we operate.”

Ngāi Tahu Tourism is one of New Zealand’s premier tourism operators and the parent company of an extensive portfolio of iconic adventure and eco-tourism businesses, including Shotover Jet in Queenstown, Glacier Hot Pools in Franz Josef, Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park in Rotorua, and Hukafalls Jet in Taupo.

To give the new seedlings the best chance the area has been included in the recent Routeburn–Dart DoC predator control programme.  Traps have been spread through the bush and fencing improved to protect the area from farm animals, particularly cattle.  

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