nau mai, haere mai

We are an organisation of mainly volunteers that are working to restore, educate and advocate for our unique dryland plant species of Central Otago and the special creatures that depend upon them.

About us

Find out about us, our area and why we are doing what we are doing.

Our nursery

We are eco sourcing seed from our dryland native species and growing them on. Find out more.

Get involved

Central Otago has very little in natural biodiversity areas. There are lots of ways you could help us turn this around.

Plants for Central Otago

Learn about our special species and what grows where.

What we are up to

Here is the latest on what we are up to. Find out more about our projects and community collaborations.

Places to go

Information and photos to help you discover our 'world of difference.'

A 'mostly' monthly email with local plant profile, upcoming events and what we have been doing amongst other things.






We rely on generous donations from the public, sponsorship and grants to ensure our nursery can eco source and propagate native plants along with providing a hub for community involvement and learning. The projects we are involved in will ultimately create areas of native bush providing homes for our native wildlife.

Would you or your business like to 'give back' and support work to improve our environment and natural heritage? Become a friend!

A big thank you to those who have helped us so far

contact us at haehaeata@haehaeata.org.nz