We’ve got more native tree cover than any other urban area in Aotearoa and we’re a biodiversity hot spot, but can we lead the country in being the first to hit 10% green coverage?
New Plymouth District Council’s Te Korowai o Tāne grants will fund not-for-profit and community groups to plant native species on their own properties.
It builds on many examples of flourishing wildlife and planting schemes, like Taranaki Mounga Back to Life and Towards Predator Free 2050.
“One of the big calls in our 10-Year Plan last year was Planting our Place by working with mana whenua to start planting 34 hectares of urban forest across the District over the next 20 years to help bring back native birdsong to our urban areas and make our place greener and healthier for our kids. Te Korowai o Tāne will help us get there,” said NPDC Community Partnerships Lead Callum Williamson.
“We already lead the country in green cover with almost 9% of our urban area in native trees. Pushing it over 10% will help us meet emissions targets as part of our Climate Action Framework and show our Sustainable Lifestyle Capital is leading the country in creating a greener future.”
If you think Te Korowai o Tāne could help your vision for a greener future take root, then find out more on npdc.govt.nz/FundingAndGrants.
Page last updated: 04:15PM Wed 25 May 2022