Parks team to mark World Ranger Day

WORLD Ranger Day is recognised on 31 July, acknowledging the critical work of rangers on the frontline of conservation across the globe.

For us, it’s a chance to celebrate the amazing things that our hardworking rangers do across Aotearoa all year round.

Our plan for World Ranger Day:
Friday 26 July – Money collected through our internal fundraiser will be donated to the Kākāpō Project. The Kākāpō is one of the more colourful creatures in New Zealand forests. It is an endangered national treasure, with the current population sitting at only 147 birds. The Department of Conservation have teamed up with other organisations as well as Ngāi Tahu to get Kākāpō off the endangered list and back to their former natural range.
Saturday 27 July – Council will hold a planting day at the Estuary Walkway from midday until 1pm where we will have a moment’s silence to remember rangers who have died in the line of duty. We welcome you to come along. Meeting at Bond Street carpark. Please bring sturdy footwear and a jacket to keep warm and dry.