Community : Supporting local
interests to strengthen our community

Agrilink is proud to support the local community through a number of environmental initiatives. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can seriously help another without helping himself.” -Charles Warner (1873) author and good friend of Mark Twain.
Our community is a vibrant place in a large part thanks to the 1.2 million New Zealanders who contribute their experience, expertise, and enthusiasm into voluntary work. The benefits to the community are enormous and the volunteers also benefit through feeling good about themselves and their achievements, and through strengthening their families by learning and having fun together.

We believe wholeheartedly in contributing our time and expertise into community projects, organisations, and local schools; both through Agrilink as well as personally outside of the business.

Here are just a couple of the projects we’ve been involved in.

Kumeu native bush regeneration

We are currently planting and maintaining more than 5.5 acres (2.0 ha) of regenerating native bush in Kumeu. It’s a challenging, yet highly rewarding project that began in late 2011.


May 2013

July 2016


July 2016

Huapai District School and Trees for Survival

Agrilink has teamed up with Huapai District School and the Trees for Survival environmental education programme to help restore our natural environments. The latest planting report can be found here.

Trees for Survival was started in 1991 by the Rotary Club of Pakuranga and is now run by the TfS Charitable Trust. This environmental and educational programme involves primary through to secondary school students, teaching them about growing and planting native trees and shrubs to restore land that’s under threat.

Each year students grow up to 1000 trees in a specially designed Plant Growing Unit (PGU) or shade house located at their school. When ready, the trees are planted at a site that’s been identified as needing restoration. In doing so, the help to:

  • Control soil erosion.
  • Safeguard water quality and improve stream flow
  • Provide new habitats for native birds as well as other plants and animals.
  • Secure and beautify the landscape
  • Mitigate emissions by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
  • Renew a natural resource.

We believe in connecting people, including customers, employees and partners, to be involved in productive, efficient ways.