Mobil New Zealand's day of tree rescue at the Papakura stream

The Auckland team closed out 2023 with a visit to the Papakura stream for a day of tree rescue with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand.

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Image Mobils Auckland team spent a day caring for newly planted shrubs and trees at the Papakura stream.
Mobil’s Auckland team spent a day caring for newly planted shrubs and trees at the Papakura stream.

Mobil New Zealand’s Auckland team visited the Papakura stream in December for a day of tree rescue with Conservation Volunteers New Zealand (CVNZ).

Work for the day involved returning to previous planting sites to care for some of the more than 88,000 young native trees, shrubs and grasses that have been planted on this project in recent years.

These shrubs were planted by CVNZ along the stream to protect stream banks, water quality and to provide important food and habitat to the creatures that call the area home.

Mobil assembled a team of 12 for this event, and it proved to be a fantastic way to close out a busy year. 

Mobil is proud to be a long-time supporter of CVNZ’s work and over the years, the partnership has resulted in many positive outcomes in addition to volunteer work.

Mobil’s support has assisted with CVNZ’s youth education programme around the longfin eel, educational resources for classrooms and on-site conservation experiences for school children.

“Today’s volunteer day served as a good reminder that there’s nothing like giving back to the community in which we live and work,” said Wayne Ellary, Chair of Mobil Oil New Zealand.

“We have developed a strong relationship with CVNZ over the years and we really enjoy when we’re able to get out into nature to build upon their great work.”

Siobhan O’Grady, CVNZ’s Strategic Partnerships Manager, said, “The Mobil team put in a lot of effort on the volunteer day and the outcome was great!”

“Thanks to the team, these little trees are freed from weeds and given their best chance of survival. We’re very grateful to the Mobil team for all their support.”