Planting in Bullock Creek
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Introduction

Reporting from projects is received and assessed on a quarterly basis.

Data across all Jobs for Nature agencies is released through the Jobs for Nature Secretariat at the Ministry for the Environment.

Project achievements as of 25 October 2022

Funding

  • 218 projects approved
  • $194.15 million of funding paid to conservation projects across the country

Project status

  • 195 projects in delivery
  • 10 projects pending completion
  • 10 projects completed
  • 3 projects in contracting

Social gains

  • 4,139 people employed since inception
  • 1,720 people currently employed
  • 2,6 million hours worked
  • 498 people that have completed training
  • 92 people currently in training

Conservation gains

Pest control

  • 816,298 hectares treated for rats and/or mustelids
  • 181,592 hectares treated for possums
  • 80,176 hectares treated for wallabies
  • 157,377 hectares treated for deer
  • 124,198 hectares treated for goats
  • 116,695 hectares treated for other animal pests
  • 60,060 hectares treated for weeds
  • 6,535 hectares treated for wilding conifers

Freshwater

  • 7,834 hectares of riparian planting completed
  • 882,145 plants planted in freshwater restoration projects
  • 222 kilometers of new riparian fencing

Restoration

  • 102 kilometers of tracks created
  • 2,641 kilometers of tracks maintained
  • 211 historic heritage assets maintained
  • 4 million plants produced or propagated

Reporting summary

Many projects are facing challenges and impacts related to COVID-19. Regional lockdowns at the start of the financial year, ongoing worker unavailability due to illness, and labour market performance all have impacted employment outcomes.

Rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, a shortage of skilled fencing and planting contractors, and high rainfall and flooding events have also impacted project delivery.

We are working closely with projects affected to assess whether any additional support or changes to project plans may be required.

Our projects continue to deliver on their agreed milestones and are on track to achieve targets over the lifetime of the programme, resulting in positive environmental, social and cultural outcomes across Aotearoa New Zealand.

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