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News Collaboration to bring Tūī back to Christchurch


The iconic sound of Tūī song is set to return to Christchurch backyards with a major habitat restoration programme, launched last week, to establish a corridor of tūī friendly vegetation between the Port Hills and the central city.

The Tūī Corridor project is a partnership between Meridian Energy and The Christchurch Foundation, and the first project to be rolled out under the ‘Stronger, Greener Christchurch’ programme. The programme aims to make greater Christchurch a better place to live through renewable energy and sustainability initiatives.

Having Tūī as regular visitors to the city once again is something all of us can look forward to. The more residents that plant Tūī tucker in their backyards, the more successful the project will be.

Meridian and the Foundation will be planting islands of Tūī vegetation in the CBD within the next few months and identifying future planting sites in consultation with local communities.

This is another step towards building a city at the forefront of New Zealand’s transition toward a greener, more liveable and sustainable future.