Project Mahitahi Events

Upcoming events 

Community Planting, Waahi Takaaro Golf Course 18 June 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (alternative date if postponed 02 July 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

Join us for a community planting to celebrate Matariki. The planting will be along the new cycleway through the Waahi Takaaro Golf Course, Maitai Valley Road. We will provide spades, food, and some opportunities to learn more about the special plants of the Maitai Valley. Remember to wear comfortable shoes, warm clothing, and if you want to use your own spade then bring it along.

Community Planting, Mahitahi Wetland 20 August 1:00 pm to 3:00pm (alternative date if postponed 27 August 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

This community planting is being delivered in partnership with Multicultural Nelson Tasman and Friends of the Maitai, to celebrate the journeys that people have made to make Whakatū Nelson their home.

There will be 7500 plants planted at the Mahitahi Wetland, adjacent to the Maitai Campground, over the course of this year – let's see how many we can get in on the day! We will provide food, some activities for children, and spades. Bring comfortable shoes, warm clothing, and if you want to use your own spade, then bring that along.

Past events 

Matariki planting at Sunday Hole Picnic Ground


Community planting at Mahitahi Wetland in partnership with Nelson Tasman Multicultural, to commemorate the journeys that many people have made to find a new home in Nelson Whakatū


Nelson College for Girls planting at Nile Street Bridge to commemorate Kate Edger, the first principal of the College, and the first woman in the British Empire to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree

 Cawthron planting at Shakespeare Walk to commemorate the legacy of Thomas Cawthron, and 100 years of science in Nelson Whakatū

Planting with Nelson Soroptimists at Smiths Ford, to mark their 100th anniversary, and as part of a commemoration of botanical history in the Nelson Whakatū region