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Restoration project aims to bring Te Muri back to its original glorious biodiversity

Restoration project aims to bring Te Muri back to its original glorious biodiversity

On Tuesday June 7, Greenfleet supporters and stakeholders joined together at Te Muri Park, to commence a vital reforestation project in New Zealand. Planting day volunteers were blessed with a picture perfect day for planting trees, with blue sparkling skies shining down on the green oasis that is Te Muri Park.

Te Muri was purchased by Auckland City Council in 2009 as an addition to its outstanding Regional Parks Network. Only 45 minutes from downtown Auckland, Greenfleet is privileged to be able to partner with Auckland City in enhancing this stunning open space.

The park is a 350-hectare piece of land that was farmed for over 100 years by the original European immigrants. It includes a beautiful coastal beach which sits between two other parks at Wenderholm and Mahurangi West; a perfect spot to commune with nature and enjoy Auckland’s great outdoors.

On the day, volunteers from a range of organisations, including: Europcar New Zealand, Auckland City Council, Fleetcor, Randsclan and Kauri Park Nurseries; worked tirelessly to plant around 350 trees and shrubs. Native species planted on the day included: Pohutukawa, Karaka, Rewarewa, Cabbage Tree, Puriri, Tanekaha and Kahikatea.

Native seedlings at Te Muri Park Planting Day in Auckland

Greenfleet will complete the revegetation project to plant a total of 5,000 native seedlings in the park this year.

Te Muri Park has outstanding remnants of 11 original ecosystems and is home to many rare, threatened or uncommon plants and animals. By restoring native habitat, this project will bring back many endangered native animals to the area.

Greenfleet expanded to New Zealand in 2015, enabling customers from organisations such as Fleetcor and Europcar to take practical action on climate change.

We’re excited to collaborate with conservation organisations and local landholders in New Zealand to enrich biodiversity, build green infrastructure and restore ecosystems.

 Image of Greenfleet supporters at Te Muri Planting Day in Auckland