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Predator Free Allandale: protecting Living Springs together

28 September 2023
Predator Control

In a world where preserving our natural ecosystems is so important, Living Springs has taken significant strides towards achieving this goal through the Kaimahi for Nature project. At the heart of this initiative lies a crucial mission: predator control and the eventual elimination of these threats.This blog explores the origins of Predator Free Allandale, a…


Camping has big opportunities

09 June 2023

Recently our Kids Camp Director, Bex Joseph, returned from Europe where she attended the Christian Camping International (CCI) conference. Bex attended the conference as part of CCI’s global leadership program for emerging leaders, which is led by John McAuley from Muskoka Woods, Canada and Chris Mitchell from Lighthouse Leadership in Australia. This program is about…


We need you!

04 May 2023
Livingsprings Blog Filler

The past year has been a massive one for our Kaimahi for nature crew. Creating an Eco-sanctuary is so much more than just planting some trees and setting some traps. In the past year the team built a tunnel house to grow native seedlings. They weeded over 270 ha’s of land.  Over 8km of tracks…


Come work with us: job vacancy!

16 August 2022
Livingsprings Blog Filler

12 months, Full Time Allandale Living Springs is seeking a passionate Conservation Field Worker as part of the Helping Hands programme working with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke Inc and Conservation Volunteers NZ to deploy a workforce dedicated to the ecological restoration of the Whakaraupō catchment. The successful applicant will be part of a team…


Turn 50 cents into $50,000!

27 July 2022

Win with Living Springs! We’ve partnered with the Peak Foundation and the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand for this exciting lottery initiative. Follow the link below and support Living Springs. Tickets are 50 cents, so get in quick before they’re all gone. The organisation supported by the winning ticket number will also get a $5,000…


Community Planting Days

02 June 2022

Planting Season is here and we need your help! We have 16,000 plants to get in the ground this year alone. Come and join us in June and July to help plant and meet some of the team that are working towards our vision of becoming an eco-sanctuary. There are three days booked for June…


Kaimahi Team Collab

30 May 2022
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Our Kaimahi for Nature team consists of two teams in the Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour. One is based at Rāpaki and the other is based at Living Springs. The teams work to share knowledge and learn from each other throughout the project. There are regular team days where the teams work together. Planting season is now here,…


Meridian Donates 1425 Native Plants

12 May 2022

A massive thanks to Meridian Energy and Christchurch Foundation for the continued support of Living Springs, specifically in helping us with our mission to become an eco-sanctuary. Last week we were given 1425 native plants to be planted as part of our conservation efforts. Living Springs will be retiring several areas from livestock grazing and…


Living Springs awarded grant to restore enviroment

16 February 2022
Websitekamahi Resized

Living Springs is honoured to officially announce our new environmental partnership with Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke and Conservation Volunteers NZ. Whakaraupō – He Rau Ringa e Oti ai (the Helping Hands programme)  He Rau Ringa e Oti ai is a well-known whakataukī that loosely translates as “Many hands make light work” which sums up…


Our Mountain Bike Tracks are Open Again!

27 January 2022
MTB Drone Shot

A massive thank you to the Christchurch Singletrack Club and the large number of volunteers who have worked hard rebuilding and re-establishing the track ready for everyone. The track includes the uphill climb “Totara Valley” (previously known as “The Pines”) which features our Forever Forest established by Christchurch Foundation and Meridian. The Forever Forest aims to…

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