Child kayaking on Ahuriri River
Image: DOC


DOC and Toyota New Zealand share a vision to see the people and nature of Aotearoa growing as one.

Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai | Toyota.

Te Papa Atawhai/ Department of Conservation and Toyota New Zealand entered into partnership in 2015.

Through the Toyota Kiwi Guardians programme, DOC and Toyota connect New Zealand children and their whānau with nature so they feel part of it and want to care for it in the future. Connecting children with nature leads to a lifelong engagement with the environment and its health/wellbeing benefits.

Launched in March 2016, Toyota Kiwi Guardians is an accessible, activity-based programme that encourages children and families to go on epic self-guided adventures, undertake backyard conservation actions, and earn rewards. 

There are now over 110 Kiwi Guardians Adventures across New Zealand, and over 15 at-home Actions that kids can do in their own backyard.

For Toyota, this is part of an ongoing commitment to help grow and support the best of Kiwi life.

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