The 2021/22 volunteer season is now complete. 

We are currently planning the 2022/23 season and will post details on this page as soon as they are confirmed. 

We look forward to seeing you again in spring! 

Volunteering with Wilding Free Mackenzie


Volunteering with Wilding Free Mackenzie is a wonderful way to contribute to wilding pine control in the Mackenzie Basin. The volunteer season runs between October and April every year with a number of community volunteer events held at a range of locations. Our community events are for all ages and abilities, so everyone is welcome. 

Schools, corporates and other groups

If you would like to have a private volunteering event for your sports team, work place or other group please contact our community coordinator who will work with you to organise an event specifically for you and your group.


Upper Ohau River community volunteer event Nov 2021

With the help of the weather gods holding back the rain we were able to go ahead with the community volunteer event in the Upper Ohau river on 28 November. The Upper Ohau river provided a refreshing change from the usual tussock dryland we have worked in previously. It is a really neat location with an interesting mix of native scrub vegetation on the border between the Ohau and Twizel ecological districts. We had a small turn out on the day which was largely a result of having to postpone the event several times due to wet weather. But we still managed to successfully drop wilding pines across ten hectares of land. Big thanks to Meridian Energy and Land Information New Zealand for having us on your land!!

Here are a few snaps from the day...

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