Volunteers weeding in Dunedin

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We are looking for adventurous people to register for Dunedin’s War on Weeds.

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Part of what makes Dunedin special is its unique flora and fauna. We need your help to protect these species and help them flourish.

War on Weeds is a wild adventure targeting special locations throughout Dunedin. It’s about controlling weeds that threaten the survival of native plants and adding to habitat by planting new stock. You could be working in several roles, including leadership, storytelling or as a crew member.

If you’re keen to keep Dunedin safe from troublesome pest plants, create native habitat, make new friends and travel to amazing places, then register your interest today.

Project number:





Ongoing trips, 5–20 volunteers

Fitness/skill level:

Medium to high.


Accommodation is provided only for overnight trips and varies depending on the location – you could be staying in a tent, lodge, backcountry hut or motel.

Pickup/drop-off location and times:

Meet at the DOC Dunedin Office (Level 1, John Wickliffe House, 265 Princes Street) or at the site. This will be confirmed with the participating volunteers.

Contribution towards food and transport:

There is no charge for this activity. However, volunteers will need to provide their own food and drink.

To register/for further information:

Complete the online application form or contact Catherine Hosted for further information: chosted@doc.govt.nz.

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