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  • Update: Free plant propagation workshops
    We have been busy in February delivering plant propagation workshops to local landowners and communities affected by wilding pines. With the help of horticultural consultant Jo Wakelin, and funding from Wilding Pine Network, 21 lucky people learned how to propagate plants from seed, and are now much better equipped to manage their land in a positive way following the removal of wilding pines.
    Posted: Thursday 3 March 2022
  • Update: Muscle in the Mackenzie
    We saw some serious muscle on Sunday from volunteers in the Upper Ohau riverbed! Thanks team, we appreciate your mahi!
    Posted: Friday 3 December 2021
  • Update: Superb effort by volunteers
    Check out the success of our recent community volunteer event at Lake Tekapo Scientific Reserve. Beautiful weather, a stunning location and a great day out!
    Posted: Tuesday 2 November 2021
  • Update: Tekapo volunteer day success
    Media coverage from Stuff and the Timaru Herald highlighting the superb effort by volunteers over the weekend in the Tekapo Scientific Reserve.
    Posted: Monday 1 November 2021
  • 2021/22 volunteer season has arrived!!
    Come and help protect the beautiful Mackenzie landscape. Chop down some pines and enjoy a sausage after.
    Posted: Monday 4 October 2021
  • The Woodsman Tipping Point video
    Learn more about the Tipping Point Wines project in this 6-part series documenting Al Brown's journey from concept to completion of the Tipping Point range. It focuses on entrepreneurialism while giving back to the natural environment, with Wilding Free Mackenzie featuring in episode 6, The Woodsman.
    Posted: Monday 4 October 2021
  • Tipping Point Wines announcement
    We are delighted to announce the arrival of Tipping Point Wines, a new range of wines developed by New Zealand chef Al Brown and his winemaking friends, that focuses on giving back to the local New Zealand environment. Every purchase of The Woodsman pinot noir helps Wilding Free Mackenzie protect our stunning tussock landscapes through education, collaboration and giving wilding pines the chop!
    Posted: Monday 20 September 2021
  • Article: Are wilding pines useful for fighting climate change?
    Wilding pines are not a valuable tool when it comes to fighting climate change. Like all trees, they do sequester carbon, but their negative impacts on New Zealand's fragile ecosystems far outweigh any benefits they contribute to carbon sequestration.
    Posted: Friday 10 September 2021
  • Article: We are on track to a wilding free Mackenzie
    Understand how the issue of wilding pine invasion has gained traction in recent years, where things are at now, and the role landowners need to play in the fight against wildings
    Posted: Saturday 31 July 2021
  • Update: Thank you to our wonderful volunteers!!
    Our first two volunteering events in the beautiful Mackenzie Basin were a huge success.
    Posted: Monday 31 May 2021
  • Article: What's the problem with wilding pines?
    Learn why wilding pine invasion is such a threat to the economy, our precious native ecosystems and the safety and wellbeing of our communities.
    Posted: Wednesday 31 March 2021