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Calling all Lions - Living Legends lives on

Living Legends is a community conservation project that was set up in 2011 to commemorate New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup. Last year we planted 83,000 trees across New Zealand; this year we have more than 45,000 trees to plant so once again we need your help. Our target is to plant 170,000 before the end of 2015.

This year, public planting events will take place across the same 17 locations as last year during August and September.  Let us know that you are coming along to assist us by registering at

Each planting project is dedicated to a regional ‘Rugby Legend’ who was selected in 2011 by their provincial rugby union. These Rugby Legends are people who have made an outstanding contribution to rugby in New Zealand. Come along to a Living Legends event this year and you may be lucky enough to meet your local Rugby Legend!  

There is no doubt that the work on Living Legends so far has been an outstanding success. The majority of sites show over 95% survival of plants and very good growth largely due to the good quality plants from our nurseries and careful planting by our volunteers have ensured we made the best of the wet summer.

Check out our website for a planting event near you and don’t forget to register to let us know you will be coming along; also ensures we have enough sausages on the b-b-q!

All our events start at 9.00 am and you should be finished by around midday.

If you want any further information please email Living Legends.


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