Volunteer Training - Thanks to Auckland Council


Another round of park volunteer training days are coming up in October and November 2021 thanks to Auckland Council. These workshops are designed for reserve volunteers, and we encourage Kaipātiki volunteers to attend to brush up on health and safety, risk management and if wanting to apply herbicide in reserves - attend the Growsafe course.


Spaces are limited so contact Anna Baine (anna.baine@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz) directly to check availability and book into a course.


Lunch and refreshments provided on all courses with the exception of the two practical Growsafe training days.

Restoration Planning and Geo Mapping/GIS workshops - (max 20)

Tuesday 2nd November, 9.30am – 3pm

Takapuna Cricket Club, Onewa Domain, Northcote Rd, Northcote.


This workshop is being delivered by Ben Sheeran from Recreation Solutions and will cover the basics around how to prepare a community restoration plan for your project or site plus guidance around using the council Geo Mapping service (relevant planning overlays, park boundaries, drawing polygons for planting sites).

Growsafe (2 day course) – (max 12 per course)

This 2 day certified course provides essential training for those volunteers that are wanting to use herbicides e.g. spraying, for their weed control activities in parks.


Option 1: 16th and 17th November

Day one theory (16th November 10am – 2.30pm) – Takapuna Cricket Club, Onewa Domain, Northcote Road, Northcote. Theory aspect of Growsafe, delivered by Dean Bowden from Sprayschool.


Day two practical (17th November 10am – 1pm) – Stancich Reserve, Oceanview Road, Northcote. Practical component, knapsack use training and completion of spray diary delivered by NZ Biosecurity Ltd.