School Holiday Program & Conservation Club

Conservation club
Together, let us create a movement where people, young and old, cannot help but feel motivated to do more!

What, When and Where
Every Friday after school from 3.30-5.00pm. Starting 21st July (term 3) with the Akaroa Sports Pavilion being our main base.

A variety of activities ranging from beach clean-ups, Arts/crafts, cooking and baking, tree planting, growing food and then harvesting and preserving it, fundraising markets, field trips - to name a few. Learn new skills such as woodwork, weaving, knitting, and sewing. Introduction to map and compass reading, knot tying and orienteering, team building and wood carving, with many guest speakers/teachers throughout the year.
This will be a FREE conservation club for any children aged 7+ years. 0–7-year-olds are welcome too but must be accompanied by a caregiver over the age of 16.

Our Goals
We want to create an opportunity for Tamariki and their Whanau to become Kaitiaki of the land and the sea that surrounds it. In turn, this will help all its inhabitants.
We will have a space where children can witness change and growth happening for the better – for them, our future communities and our stunning wildlife, fauna, and flora.
We cannot do this alone, so if you would like to join the club, we would love to have you onboard!

To find out about the activities that will take place each trimester you can download the program here.

For any questions or to book your child(ren) call us on 021 246 9556.

School holiday program – Kororā Kiatiaki.

Every school holidays we try to organise conservation trips to Pōhatu for young people from 8 -15 years old.
We get our hands dirty with action based conservation days, from planting native trees, track building, weed control, building nest boxes, predator control, monitoring and colony maintenance. We make it a fun time, learning as we go and sharing with the kids our knowledge, birdwatching, plant identification, regenerative farming, fresh water testing, fun stories, games and end the day with a bit of beach art in the blue heart of the wildside - Pōhatu Marine Reserve.

Pōhatu is the perfect outdoor learning space for young minds, seeing how everything is connected from the land to the sea and that people can live and have livelihoods while protecting the natural environment.  Being part of it, not apart from it.

Our goal is to inspire the kids to love the natural environment, take pride in conservation and advocate for our taonga species that need a helping hand.
The kids leave us knowing they are Kororā Kaitiaki.

We change up our programme depending on weather conditions. Most of the time is outside work but if the weather is nasty, we have exciting indoor conservation based learning activities - with board games, art and crafts and stories.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we announce dates.
$15 per child, reserve your child seat now, places are limited.
$35 per child for children over 15 years old to join a sea-kayaking safari.

Call Joey on 0210 866 2140 or email her at
Sponsored by Pōhatu Penguins.