Specialising in riparian planting and wetlands restoration, Habitat Restorations Aotearoa are an experienced contractor servicing Otago, Southland and the Waitaki for all of your ecological restoration requirements.

It can be a challenge as a landowner; perhaps you have big ideas but little time? Maybe you have plenty of labour and energy but are not quite sure where to direct it? Balancing your day-to-day roles whilst planning to improve the environmental, economic, recreational, and cultural values of your land, improve water quality and provide habitat for native species… we understand it’s a lot to take on.

We would love to assist you reach your land's full environmental potential and can help by providing a few pointers or taking on the whole project, or a bit of both. 

Native Planting

Revegetation is our pride and joy, we are experienced in converting marginal land to productive land with New Zealand native plants. We're the contractor chosen by many to carry out multi-year, large scale revegetation projects. Whilst we are Otago based (Dunedin) we are willing to travel to take care of your native regeneration project, including:

  • Riparian planting
  • Establishing wetlands
  • Coastal forest restoration
  • Critical source areas
  • Water quality
  • Mahinga kai and wahi taonga sites
  • Erosion control
  • Amenity value
  • Stock and farm shelter
  • Screen planting
  • Resource consent and water plan legislation implementation
  • Biodiversity enhancement
  • Public and private conservation areas
  • QEII covenants
  • Lifestyle blocks and urban areas

Habitat Restorations Aotearoa are riparian planting and native tree planting specialists.

For the success and longevity of your revegetation project we also offer site preparation, follow up plant maintenance, and predator and weed control services.

Weed Control

If you have introduced or noxious weeds on your property and would rather see native vegetation win the battle, Habitat Restorations Aotearoa is the boost you need to get your revegetation project humming. We carry out site preparation and follow up maintenance or can arrange to have your established weeds dealt to. Controlling all the usual offenders: introduced grasses, gorse, broom, willow, wilding pines, Darwin's barbery, hawthorn, glyceria, blackberry, etc. using the most environmentally sensitive and economic method for the job.

  • Scrub cutting
  • Cut and pasting
  • Drill 'n Filling
  • Basal barking
  • Spot spraying
  • Blanket spraying
  • Mechanical clearing
  • Chainsaw felling
  • Mulching

Our rangers are Growsafe certified and carry NZQA unit standards for safe operation of 4WD, LUV and chainsaws. We have proven health and safety measures and are Sitwise Gold accredited.

Predator Control

Land mammals - our ancestors brought them, now it’s our job to eliminate them. Habitat Restorations Aotearoa establish and maintain humane trap networks to target rats, weasels, stoats, ferrets and possums. Pest control is vital to provide our native species with a chance. Want to see more native birds on your property? Predator trapping, it’s a must(elid)!


Setting up your own restoration group and unsure where to start? Or perhaps you're a new community group who has received 'jobs for nature funding' and you've now recruited some rangers. Habitat Restorations Aotearoa can provide your team or individuals with training of the restoration techniques used by us in the field. We can share the tips and tricks we've picked up over the years, saving you time, resources and incidents! All of the services we provide can be taught by our passionate, experienced and well-trained rangers or a consultation can be arranged with the operations manager.

Slope mulching and lifestyle block mowing

lifestyle block mowing Dunedin

Habitat Restorations Aotearoa now offer slope mulching!
Our top of the line Canycom CMX2402 is a rugged and reliable slope and brush mower designed to tackle thick brush, broom, gorse, lupin and more - on slopes up to 25 degrees!

The Canycom 
is also perfect for mowing lifestyle blocks, making light work of dense growth in little time.

Get in touch today to arrange the mowing/mulching of your lifestyle block or overgrown backyard! 

Landscape Architecture

Habitat Restorations Aotearoa offer landscape design for a range of scales, including planting and revegetation plans. We also specialise in providing landscape assessments for consent applications and plan changes.

We have experience providing landscape design and landscape assessments for a range of projects and clients, including industrial, residential, infrastructure, and recreational projects for government and private organisations, as well as for individuals.