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Take time out for nature

“When Papatūānuku thrives, we all thrive.” Join us this Conservation Week which runs from Sep 4 – 12 to ponder on this important message. Take a moment for nature, give your mind a break from all the pressures of lockdowns and Covid-19 and boost your health and wellbeing by feeling connected to the world and all its beauty!


It can be as simple as doing some gardening in your backyard, going for a walk, feeding the birds or just listening to their birdsong, which is even more pronounced now that there is less noise and traffic!

We encourage you to enjoy a fresh perspective on nature and also take the time this week to think about ways we can work together to protect our beautiful wildlife and environment, for the sake of future generations.

And remember let’s all ‘stay safe’ while we celebrate Conservation Week!   

Conservation Week has been held annually since 1969 when the New Zealand Scout Association started it. 

No events will be held at Covid-19 Alert Levels 4 or 3. If parts of New Zealand are in Alert Level 2 for Conservation Week, local events will only be run if they can meet all government requirements. Check the events page or with the event host for updates.