Greening Taupo

 

We value the contribution that Greening Taupo make to Wairakei Tourist Park as another of our significant strategic partners.

Greening Taupō is an opportunity for Taupō residents and businesses to participate in a community conservation initiative

‘Building healthy neighbourhoods by increasing the greenery in our community and promoting green urban development is good for people, business and the environment.’

The concept for Greening Taupō arose as a result of vision and discussions between Project Tongariro, the Department of Conservation and Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary who believed that a collaborative organisation could take conservation to the next level in the Taupō community. The goal is to replicate the intensive conservation work occurring within the Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary into the surrounding community.  The objective of Greening Taupō is to improve the Taupō environment for people and native wildlife and will involve undertaking restoration planting and pest control to create ecological corridors and increase the number of native birds. Particular attention will be focused on access routes to and from Taupō that will also help create a sense of arrival for Taupō.