THL team plants native trees as trail run prizes

Tourism Holdings Limited (THL)'s Auckland and Waitomo team recently headed to Waitomo for a day to plant 1500 native trees at Stubbs Farm. These trees were a result of entrants from last year’s Waitomo Trail Run event choosing to have a native tree planted, rather than win a medal.  

Discover Waitomo's Waitomo Trail Run takes entrants through some iconic scenery, ranging from caves, native bush, canyons and glow worms.

The tree planting has worked to heal this incredible land. The landscape of cave and karst is a sanctuary to New Zealand’s endemic flora and fauna.

In partnership with the Department of Conservation, the THL team has been actively contributing to enhancing conservation in their incredible slice of paradise by protecting the waterways and contributing towards the regeneration of plant life and birdlife.

"By planting these native trees, we are working to support ecosystems to thrive in the Waitomo region and growing the beginnings of a native forest," says THL's Sophia Reinen-Hamill. 

"We will offer the choice between planting a tree and earning a medal at the November Trail Run event to continue working towards our goals!"