What’s On

2023

please email hello@ruamahanga.org.nz for more details
Unless otherwise stated all events will be held at Ruamāhanga farm


Sunday October 22nd
10am to 1pm

Planting Grasses and Sedges in the wetland along with mulching and protecting some of the trees put in over the last few months.
A wide range of tasks suitable for all ages and levels of energy and ability.
Bring spades, grubbers and grass cutting tools if you have them and if not we have plenty to spare. 

Please RSVP to hello@ruamahanga.org.nz so we can plan accordingly and tell you where to find us.

August 13th and 20th
10 – 1pm Ruamāhanga Farm Wetland restoration planting

Experience how the meanderings of the Ruamāhanga river has shaped the land and enjoy a morning planting trees and grasses in an oxbow which was once a bend in the river. Eco sourced plants, refreshments and some tools for small and big people provided. No experience needed, children welcome with adult supervision.

1415 State Highway 53, three miles from Martinborough

Please RSVP to hello@ruamahanga.org.nz and you will receive detailed instructions on how to find us.
Organised by Ruamāhanga Mauri oho and the South Wairarapa Biodiversity Group


15 July 2023 – 27 August 2023

Jenny Keate: Looking Sideways Exhibition

Aratoi – Wairarapa Museum of Art and History
Artist Talk: Saturday, 15 July, 11am

Inspired by her recent residency at Barry Brickell’s regenerating forest at Driving Creek in the Coromandel, Jenny Keate explores the relationship between humans and trees – drawing local inspiration from the Mauri oho native restoration work along the Ruamāhanga.


July 9th 10am to 12.30

Nature Restoration Walk
As above


July 2nd 10am to 1pm

Volunteer Planting Morning followed by lunch

Thanks to funding support from Trees that Count and Greater Wellington Regional Council we will gather and plant a range of eco-sourced trees and wetland plants that would have all once grown in the river flats around the Ruamāhanga river. Along with digging and planting there is also less physical work to do; making tree guards and preparing weed mat


June 11th 10am to 12.30
Nature Restoration Walk

Find a slower rhythm through a combination of nature based qigong, creative writing, storytelling and meditation (weather dependent)