A Rocha Aotearoa New Zealand is part of the A Rocha family of Christian environmental conservation organisations currently active in 22 countries around the world. As a family, we focus on environmental science and research, practical nature conservation, environmental education, creation care and advocacy through a variety of programmes and initiatives.
In Aotearoa New Zealand, we seek to inspire, educate and enable communities to care for our unique environment. A Rocha Aotearoa NZ is actively engaged in practical community conservation work through our network of local group projects and the Karioi Project. These offer opportunities for volunteer involvement across the country. We are also involved in resourcing, empowering and building relationships among all those wanting to integrate creation care and sustainability into the life of the church in Aotearoa NZ through our Eco Church NZ project.
A small group of A Rocha volunteers have been actively involved in creation care in Unsworth Heights since 2010, building on the work of local resident Nicholas Mayne. Their main focus has been growing and planting native plants and pest plant control in Unsworth Reserve; however they also work alongside and support other local volunteers doing planting, pest plant control, and pest animal control in other reserves in Unsworth Heights and Rosedale.”