Te Kākahu Kahukura


Te Kākahu Kahukura is a large scale collaboration of landowners, residents, organisations and agencies whose vision is to see the Southern Port Hills area become a thriving and resilient indigenous forest supporting native flora and fauna by 2050; a taonga for Ōtautahi. Natural regeneration, restoration planting, targeted enrichment planting of podocarps, and collaborative animal and plant pest control are all important parts of the programme.

7 April 2022 – Click HERE to read the Press article about the project.

3 April 2022MoU Signing – Living Springs hosted the Te Kākahu Kahukura MoU signing, with 18 partner organisation, including the Rod Donald Trust, being signatories to this exciting initiative.

Signatories to the MoU:

Christchurch City Council  Otamahua | Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust  Selwyn District Council  Environment Canterbury Summit Road Society  Predator Free Port Hills  Pest Free Banks Peninsula  Conservation Volunteers CHCH  Rāpaki – Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke  Department of Conservation Canterbury  Rod Donald Banks Peninsula Trust  QEII National Trust  Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū Banks Peninsula Geopark, Aotearoa New Zealand  Christchurch Foundation  Te Ara Kākāriki – Greenway Canterbury  Brailsford Limited, Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust  Living Springs  Whaka-Ora Healthy Harbour 


Māui Stuart from Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke was MC for the event.

ECAN councillor Lam Pham speaks at the event, with Maury Leyland (landowner), Penny Carnaby (BPCT) and Māui Stuart (Te Hapū o Ngāti Wheke) watching on.