Tihei Mauriora! E mihi ana ki a koutou katoa.
Ko Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park te kaupapa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tātou katoa.
We are Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park and we are a local rōpū, or group, passionate about our taiao, our environment and passionate about native plant regeneration in Ōtautahi, Christchurch.
Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park are responsible for 12 sites across Ōtautahi, Christchurch.
We aim to have Working Bees within the community to engage local support. Predominantly, our mahi or work is in the Ōtākaro Avon River Corridor in areas which have a high density of native plants. Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park also care for two CCC parks and occasionally we are able to plant native species within these sites.
This is very rewarding work, which requires monthly meetings - usually Tuesday evenings. There are other commitments within the group, such as attendance at certain events throughout the year (as stallholders, sharing information at festivals, community events, Council events etc) as well as aspirations for taking responsibility for a Working Bee. We are seeking those with a preference for more long term commitment.
Contact us if you would be interested in joining our AOFP Committee. So that we can get to know you better, please describe your motivation for wanting to join AOFP, your interests, past experience (if at all), and your ability to commit to our Committee responsibilities.
We'd love to welcome new members to join us and be part of our amazing conservation work!
Me mahi tahi tātou mo te oranga o te katoa!
'We should work together for the wellbeing of all!'
Administration, conservation/ecology knowledge and experience, marketing experience is advantageous, but not necessary! We are happy to tautoko you learning about this sector and finding areas where you may flourish.
If you are wanting to ensure positive changes for our taiao, whenua and ecology - able to see tangible impact, this is an opportunity for you!
Able to spend time with like-minded individuals.
Willing to grow and learn, self-development!
As mentioned, commitment for our rōpū requires monthly meetings - usually Tuesday evenings. There are other commitments also, such as attendance at certain events throughout the year (representing Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park by sharing our information and perspective at festivals, or community events, or Council events and the subsequent networking that comes from this) as well as aspirations for taking responsibility for a Working Bee.
We are seeking those with a preference for more long term commitment to Avon-Ōtākaro Forest Park.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Applicants for this role are required to undergo Police vetting.
You can find out more about this process on the Police website:
We have a responsibility to uphold a standard of accountability to the community in which we serve. We are inclusive, and would prefer for disclosures being made without a background check. With the right level of care and support in place for those where this may potentially be an issue, we would consider each application on an individual basis. Trust is earned, but it shouldn't be a barrier to those wanting to grow - we support positive changes and self-development.