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Posted By: Holly
#New Zealand,#Conservation,#Australasia,#Community Aid and Development
Every other week we worked on restoring the coast of Punakaiki, and the weeks in between we traveled to different locations close by. As we drove we had remarkable views of luscious trees, mountains, and the ocean. I wish I never had to look away. The work itself consisted of a combination of weeding, planting trees, clearing paths, planting flax, potting, and setting up traps depending on the site. The work was sometimes very repetitive and could be tedious, but the enthusiastic team leader and amiable volunteers ensured that it was never boring.
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Posted By: Nichole W.
#New Zealand,#Conservation,#Australasia,#Community Aid and Development
I spent five weeks in Punakaiki, at the New Zealand Conservation Experience project both as my first experience outside of the United States and as my internship. It was kind of nerve-racking at first because of being somewhere totally new and not knowing exactly what to expect, but in the end, it was totally worth it!
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Posted By: Wade W.
#New Zealand,#Conservation,#Australasia,#Community Aid and Development
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone that loves the environment and traveling, and wants to make a difference!
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