How Million Metres works

With Million Metres it's easy and quick for anyone to help restore the lifeblood to New Zealand waterways. All you have to do is fund a few metres of stream planting, and we'll take care of the rest. 

 

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You decide to help save our streams

You decide to help save our streams

Fantastic - every metre counts towards the million metres goal. Choose the stream project to support (see Open Projects). Your donation qualifies for a tax credit and does not attract GST!

How do you know the project is reputable and in it for the long haul? We only work with credible Field Partners and projects with systems in place to ensure plants are put in the ground, the plantings get after-care, and importantly ensure changes in stream water quality are recorded. All our Field Partners have signed an agreement with us stating that – so you can be sure that the plants you pay for will survive into the future.

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We'll put your money to work growing trees

We'll put your money to work growing trees

You’ll get a thank you email from your project. Once the project is fully funded, money raised will buy the plants.

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The spades hit the ground

The spades hit the ground

Planting takes place between May and September when there's enough moisture in the ground to help new plants get established.  Check back here to see the planting dates for your stream. The planting days are run by stream landowners and community groups in conjunction with our Field Partners.

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We'll keep you updated

We'll keep you updated

Each year, at the end of planting season, we'll send you an update detailing restoration progress, including number of metres planted, photos, and if available, data showing observable changes in restored streams. This information will also be available on the Funded Projects or Completed Projects pages.

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Become the stuff of legend

Become the stuff of legend

By giving money to Million Metres, you're not just funding a few metres of stream bank restoration, you're taking part of something much, much, much bigger.  You'll be playing an important part in a story of how New Zealanders can come together to restore New Zealand's ailing waterways for us and future generations to celebrate and enjoy.  But we can only succeed in saving our waterways when we all take part.