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Find information for announced Jobs for Nature projects funded by DOC.

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Kaimai – Mamaku Ranges Forest Restoration

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $19,424,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 204
Project summary: A forest restoration project involving a partnership between the Department of Conservation, iwi/hapū, the Bay of Plenty and Waikato Regional Councils, community conservation groups and organisations such as Forest and Bird across the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty


Korehāhā Whakahau

Recipient: Te Runanga o Ngāti Awa
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Te Runanga o Ngāti Awa leads a Predator Free 2050 project to eradicate possums from 4,700 hectares in the Ngāti Awa rohe.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Mauri Tu Mauri Ora

Recipient: Te Arawa Lakes Trust
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Six iwi-led landscape scale restoration projects, involving wetlands, pest eradication, beehive placement, community initiatives, and water monitoring.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Project Aumangea - Maunga Tarawera Wildling Pine Project

Recipient: Rotorua Raft & Sledge Limited
Crown funding: $355,600
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: This joint effort project by MPI, Regional Council, DOC and Ngāti Rangitihi redeploys local tourism workers to undertake wilding conifer and weed control on Mt. Tarawera.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Project Whakahaumanu -The Okere project workforce

Recipient: Rotorua Raft & Sledge Limited
Crown funding: $220,265
Estimated full time jobs created: 7
Project summary: Adventure tourism company - Kaitiaki Adventures retains and redeploys staff to work on existing environmental projects in an area of cultural significance to local iwi.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Restoration and Enhancement of Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa rohe

Recipient: Tauhara North No.2 Trust
Crown funding: $825,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15
Project summary: Weed control and native planting at five sites in the Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa rohe – Rotokawa and Nga Awa Purua Reserve, Wai-o-Tapu Scenic Reserve, Orakei Korako, Mataarae Marae and Waimahana Marae.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Restoration of the Maungaruahine Heritage Pa

Recipient: Te Kapu o Waitaha
Crown funding: $355,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6
Project summary: Through this project, the partner will eradicate wilding pines and weeds across 17.3 ha of the Maungaruahine Heritage Pa conservation area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Bay of Plenty
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Kahuria Te Waihora Wetland Restoration

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,645,193
Estimated full time jobs created: 31.01
Project summary: This wetland restoration project will remove pest weed species along Te Waihora, a lake of significance with a vast number of bird species and wildlife, and will enhance biodiversity through the planting of eco-sourced native plants.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Canterbury
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Orange Fronted Kākāriki

Recipient: Hiking New Zealand
Crown funding: $1,150,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 15
Project summary: This project will enable a local business impacted by COVID to work in predator and wilding conifer control, including servicing trap lines within Arthurs Pass National Park.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Canterbury


Predator Free Banks Peninsula

Recipient: Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
Crown funding: $916,200
Estimated full time jobs created: 11.5
Project summary: The new funding, through Government company Predator Free 2050 Ltd, will create jobs while enabling large-scale pest removal over parts of Banks Peninsula and Kaitōrete.
Project duration: 18 months
Region: Canterbury
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Raukumara Ranges Restoration

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Crown funding: $34,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 194.7
Project summary: A partnership between Te Whānau-ā-Apanui, Ngāti Porou, and Te Papa Atawhai (DOC) which will strengthen cultural connections with the Raukūmara, involving pest control over 150,000 hectares of land and contribute to habitat and species recovery.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Gisborne/Tairāwhiti


Tairawhiti Agroecology Recovery Project

Recipient: Tairawhiti Environment Centre
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 4
Project summary: A multi-partner catchment restoration and hapū-employment initiative, focused on riparian and hill country restoration, erosion mitigation, cultural revitalisation and community wellbeing.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Gisborne/Tairāwhiti
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Backcountry Trust

Recipient: Backcountry Trust
Crown funding: $1,996,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 28
Project summary: The Backcountry Trust contracts people from the outdoors and construction industries to restore and build huts, provide track maintenance and build bridges.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Nationwide
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Kiwis for kiwi

Recipient: The Kiwi Trust
Crown funding: $17,700,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 195
Project summary: Large-scale predator control projects across Aotearoa that increase habitat available for kiwi and involve iwi, hapū and private landowners.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Nationwide
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Predator Free 2050 Ltd

Recipient: Predator Free 2050 Ltd
Crown funding: $76,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 500
Project summary: The project involves investment in the mobilisation of 15 large-scale landscape projects around New Zealand.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Nationwide
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Predator Free NZ Trust

Recipient: Predator Free NZ Trust
Crown funding: $4,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 76
Project summary: Apprentices undergo training in animal pest management, complete their NZ Certificate in Pest Operations and provide support to local conservation community groups.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN)

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $800,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9.5
Project summary: A platform to connect businesses struggling to keep their staff employed, and provide unemployed workers opportunities into nature-based employment.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN) - Partnering to Plant Stage 2

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 6.7
Project summary: Phase 2 of the Sustainable Business Network programme comprises of all facets of planting, catchment group coordination, and education and skills training.
Project duration: 10 weeks
Region: Nationwide
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Sustainable Business Network (SBN) - Partnering to Plant Stage 3

Recipient: Sustainable Business Network
Crown funding: $1,200,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 16.2
Project summary: Phase 2 of the Sustainable Business Network programme with the 6 trusted project partners from previous stages, 3 new iwi and hapū led projects and extended job duration.
Project duration: 6 months
Region: Nationwide
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Wilding Pine - Forestry Redeployment Extension

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 24
Project summary: Workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic are redeployed into short-term roles that support conservation activities.
Project duration: 6 weeks
Region: Nationwide


Taiaororoa o Waipoua

Recipient: Te Roroa Commercial Development Ltd
Crown funding: $760,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 9
Project summary: Led by the mana whenua Te Roroa iwi, this project will undertake restoration of the Waipoua riverbank, with the removal of pest plants and trees including wilding pine.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Northland
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Te Arai Reserve

Recipient: Te Aupōuri Commercial Development Ltd
Crown funding: $639,900
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.67
Project summary: Protection of the Reserve with boundary fencing to prevent pests from damaging indigenous flora, protect koiwi and prevent vehicles trespassing on sand dunes.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Northland
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Queenstown Workforce Hub

Recipient: Otago Regional Council
Crown funding: $250,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.96
Project summary: Local Council and business establish a business workforce hub providing recruitment to displaced tourism workers into conservation projects within the region.
Project duration: 60 days
Region: Otago


Fiordland Undaria Control Programme

Recipient: Environment Southland
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 36
Project summary: This project seeks to re-deploy and recruit people from the Te Anau community to assist in containing and eliminating Undaria in Fiordland.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland
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Restoring Rakiura project – Stewart Island

Recipient: Stewart Island / Rakiura Community and Environment Trust (SIRCET)
Crown funding: $2,040,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 45.3
Project summary: The project will deliver weed control and intensify and expand existing predator control to secure biodiversity outcomes around Oban/Halfmoon Bay and adjacent areas.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Southland
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Tucker Beach Restoration Project

Recipient: Friends of Tucker Beach
Crown funding: $1,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 14.3
Project summary: Weed control and planting on the braided riverbed systems of Tucker Beach Reserve near Queenstown.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Southland


Weeding Fiordland’s Buffer Zone

Recipient: Environment Southland
Crown funding: $690,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 12
Project summary: This project aims to protect the biodiversity of Fiordland National Park through weeding projects along the park boundary.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Southland


Iwi Colab: Kauri Ora

Recipient: Te Roroa Commercial Development Company
Crown funding: $3,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: A historic collaboration between iwi groups in Northland to tackle Kauri dieback, needs vary but includes prevention, mitigation, education, behaviour change, treatment, restoration and surveillance.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson


Kaimahi for Nature Connected (KNC)

Recipient: Whenua-Iti Trust Incorporated
Crown funding: $980,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 32
Project summary: A programme to increase young people’s connection with nature to run across the upper South Island.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Maitai Ecological Restoration

Recipient: Nelson City Council
Crown funding: $2,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 30
Project summary: Developed in partnership with local iwi, this project undertakes pest, plant and animal management, site preparation and native planting throughout various sites in the region.
Project duration: 2 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Mt. Richmond Wilding Conifers Project

Recipient: Tasman District Council
Crown funding: $620,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8
Project summary: An extension of the MPI-funded Mt Richmond Forest Park Wilding Conifer control, this programme provides ground control teams to target the smaller trees and seedlings.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Ngāti Koata Project Support Roles

Recipient: Ngāti Koata Trust
Crown funding: $53,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 2
Project summary: Ngāti Koata and Ngāti Rārua received funding for two project support personnel, to assist Kotahitanga mō te Taiao regional partnership develop future Jobs for Nature submissions.
Project duration: 4 months
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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Ngāti Koata Project Support Roles - Extended

Recipient: Tasman District Council
Crown funding: $107,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 2
Project summary: An extension of the two current Kotahitanga mō te Taiao project support roles.
Project duration: 8 months
Region: Tasman-Nelson
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THL Waitomo Region Restoration

Recipient: Tourism Holdings Ltd
Crown funding: $500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 10
Project summary: This project is an opportunity to save jobs within the Discover Waitomo business while restoring significant sites in the area.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: Waikato
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DOC/MSD: Conservation Skills and Employment Pilot

Recipient: Greater Wellington Regional Council
Crown funding: $54,846
Estimated full time jobs created: 10
Project summary: This nine-week training programme, delivered under partnership between DOC and MSD, enables job seekers to obtain work experience, skills, fitness, and motivation for work readiness while doing conservation work.
Project duration: 9 weeks
Region: Wellington


Waikanae Waterways Restoration

Recipient: Groundtruth Ltd
Crown funding: $8,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 92.7
Project summary: The new funding builds on the Waikanae ki Uta ki Tai (WKUKT) ‘mountains to sea’ project established in 2019 to restore the river catchment’s health.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Wellington
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Wainuioru Restoration

Recipient: Wainuioru Community River Care Group
Crown funding: $816,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 8.5
Project summary: In the Wairarapa funding will build on the work of the Wainuioru Community River Care Group in improving the health of waterways in the upper reaches of the Wainuioru catchment.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: Wellington
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Predator Free South Westland

Recipient: Predator Free South Westland Limited
Crown funding: $3,000,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 40
Project summary: The wider project will eliminate rats, possums and stoats and create enduring biodiversity legacies across the alpine, backcountry, lowland forests, farmlands, westlands and townships in the South Westland World Heritage Area.
Project duration: 3 years
Region: West Coast
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Punakaiki Wetland Restoration

Recipient: Conservation Volunteers NZ
Crown funding: $3,744,755
Estimated full time jobs created: 52
Project summary: Large-scale restoration of prime conservation area, leveraging nursery facilities to produce eco-sourced plants, expanding into farmland and wetland restoration at Bullock Creek.
Project duration: 4 years
Region: West Coast
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South Westland Conservation & Tourism Support

Recipient: Department of Conservation
Crown funding: $2,500,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 50
Project summary: The work of this project specifically is intended to increase the diversity of recreational opportunities for visitors and build resilience to the impacts of climate change on the region.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: West Coast


West Coast South Island Iwi Project Support Roles

Recipient: Pōkeka Poutini Ngāi Tahu Ltd
Crown funding: $80,000
Estimated full time jobs created: 1
Project summary: A project support role to ensure that Treaty participation is equitable, that values are recognised and provided for in the development of projects.
Project duration: 1 year
Region: West Coast
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