Celebrity chef helps to plant rata for namesake restaurant
On Friday 11 October, celebrity chef Josh Emett from Queenstown’s Rātā restaurant joined Project Crimson and the local volunteers from the Wakatipu Reforestation Trust to plant 180 native trees, including southern rātās, on the Kelvin Heights Peninsula.
Pupils Passion for Environment Brings Rewards
Four winning schools have been selected to receive a Treemendous School Makeover in 2014 – a joint initiative between the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust.
Kiwi communities join former All Blacks to plant 170,000 trees
Rugby and tree planting may seem an unlikely combination, but over the past three years they have come together in a spectacular way: the Living Legends project. 17 “Rugby Legends” including Sir Colin Meads, Sir Brian Lochore and Todd Blackadder have joined over 8,000 New Zealanders to plant 170,000 native trees throughout New Zealand.
Children help turn Waiu Park red
Visitors to Waiu Park in Wainuiomata will be seeing red in the coming years, when the newly planted rata
trees explode with colour – following Project Crimson’s most recent community planting day in the Wellington region.
2014 Treemendous finalists announced
It was no easy task judging the 2014 Treemendous School Makeovers! We had some fantastic applications from schools all across the country. We usually select 10 schools to go into the final round but this year was such a toughy we put 12 through!
Whangamata Area School creates a Treemendous space for students
More than 75 members of the Whangamata community came out in force on Saturday 6 July to help with Whangamata Area School’s Treemendous School Makeover.
Treemendous outdoor classroom for Oakura school
More than 300 members of the Oakura community gathered their gardening gloves and battled the rain to support Oakura School’s Treemendous School Makeover on Sunday 15 June, resulting in one of the best turnouts in the five year history of the Treemendous programme.
Thousands of trees planted in group community effort
Project Crimson, staff from Loyalty New Zealand (the company that runs Fly Buys) and the Wellington City Council joined forces on Tuesday 18 June, to undertake the planting of 4,280 native trees at Seton Nossiter Park.
Porirua School creates treasured garden space for students
More than 80 people from the Porirua community rallied together to support Porirua School with their Treemendous School Makeover on Saturday 18 May.
Halfway Bush creates blooming education space for students
More than 130 people from the Dunedin community were out in force on Saturday to help out with Halfway Bush School’s Treemendous School Makeover.
Project Crimson visits Rotoroa Island
Project Crimson Trustees enjoyed a night on Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf last week - following their final meeting of the year.
Richard Bowles makes it to the finish line!
Adventure runner Richard Bowles has just become the first runner to complete the 3054km Te Araroa Trail, which spans the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff.
Rātā welcomes Te Araroa trail runner to Queenstown
On Monday 10th December, ultra-marathon runner Richard Bowles ran into Queenstown and was a guest at Josh Emett’s restaurant Rātā as part of the Project Crimson fundraising efforts.
Green goals a reality for schools
Four winning schools have been selected to receive a Treemendous School Makeover in 2013 – a joint initiative between the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust.
Mazda workhorses help native icons blossom
Mazda New Zealand has reaffirmed its ongoing support of one of New Zealand’s most well known charities, donating two of its hard working new BT-50s to the Project Crimson Trust.
Te Araroa Trail runner plants ratas with Project Crimson
When a man makes molehills out of mountains, runs daily marathons for weeks on end, and enjoys every minute of the rugged adventure, you might be tempted to call him crazy. Or you might just call him Richard Bowles.
Queenstown's Rata restaurant raises profile of Project Crimson
Rata is more than just a name for the prominent new Queenstown restaurant owned by New Zealand Masterchef judge Josh Emett and business partner Fleur Caulton. The pair are passionate about the conservation of the rata tree which is reflected in their endorsement for the work of the Project Crimson Trust.
Running for red
New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail is about to be run for the first time, but it’s an Australian who is taking up the challenge! And it's all set to help raise funds for Project Crimson.
Dress with ‘Pride’ this summer - and keep New Zealand blooming Crimson
Can fashion really help the environment? Project Crimson and fashion designer and eco-advocate Laurie Foon of Starfish believe it can and have created a line of unique and stylish eco friendly tshirts since their partnership began in 2008, the profits of which go back into putting more pohutukawa and rata into New Zealand soil.
Kiwis help plant over 100,000 trees as a legacy to Rugby World Cup
Thousands of New Zealanders have now helped to plant over 100,000 native trees as part of the Living Legends project.
Project Crimson named a Conservation Champion
Project Crimson was delighted to be named a Conservation Champion by the Department of Conservation in July of this year for our work in Reporua.
Kids create Treemendous Kakabeak nursery
The Tutira community came out in force on Saturday 30 June to help transform many areas of Tutira school grounds as part of the Treemendous School Makeover project.
Otaua School creates a Treemendous space for students
More than 140 people from the Otaua community were out in force on Saturday to help out with Otaua School’s Treemendous School Makeover.
Project Crimson a finalist in Green Ribbon Awards
Project Crimson is excited to have been named one of three finalists in the 2012 Green Ribbon Awards, in the Biodiversity Category.
Nuhaka School plants a Treemendous walkway
Over 150 students, teachers and members of the Nuhaka community were out in force on Saturday 28 April to turn an area of land adjacent to Nuhaka School into a native garden.
Omarama Makeover sets the bar for 2012
The Omarama School makeover kicked the 2012 Treemendous makeovers off in special style - with almost 100 people turning up to help despite the school having only 26 students!
Treemendous School Makeover winners named
Four New Zealand schools have been selected to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust.
Dress with ‘Pride’ this Summer
Dress with ‘Pride’ this summer and keep New Zealand’s native trees blooming.
Ata Rangi and Project Crimson serve up a special course for Wellington on a Plate
Project Crimson and Ata Rangi are set to show off their exceptional partnership in August when they swap cutlery for spades during New Zealand’s premier culinary festival
Rapaura School plants a Treemendous new garden
Over 100 students, teachers and members of the Blenheim school community were out in force over the weekend to dig in for Rapaura School’s Treemendous School Makeover.
Westshore Primary School's Treemendous Makeover
Over 120 students, teachers and members of the wider school community were out in force over the weekend to dig in for Westshore School’s Treemendous School Makeover.
Outdoor learning for Spotswood Primary
Spotswood Primary’s 324 pupils can now reap the benefits of learning in their outdoor classroom following a Treemendous School Makeover.
Living Legends launch
Living Legends, a community conservation initiative uniting rugby and conservation in 2011, was officially launched in Christchurch last week.
Orua and Wattle Bay Coastal Area Set to Return to Crimson
The crimson flowers from 100 pohutukawa, supplied by the Project Crimson Trust, will soon be a welcome sight to visitors and members of the Orua Bay and Wattle Bay community...
Te Manutuketuke Walkway Signs
Peter Gibson, from the Paikea - Whitireia Trust, applied for funding through Project Crimson in 2010 as he wanted signage to the "Te Manutuketuke Walkway"...
Spotswood Primary School wins Treemendous Makeover
Spotswood Primary School is one of four schools selected nationwide to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust...
Westshore School wins Treemendous Makeover
Westshore School is one of four schools selected nationwide to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust...
Rapaura School wins Treemendous Makeover
Rapaura School is one of four schools selected nationwide to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust...
Epuni Primary School wins Treemendous Makeover
Epuni Primary School is one of four schools selected nationwide to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust...
Treemendous School Makeover winners announced
Three schools in the North Island and one in the South have been selected to receive a Treemendous School Makeover – a joint initiative by the Mazda Foundation and Project Crimson Trust...
Celebrating conservation and Rugby Legends in 2011
In an effort to celebrate community conservation and rugby an exciting new project called Living Legends has been kicked off in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2011.
Kerry Fenton-Johns Art Exhibition
Dunedin Airport will this month open a special solo art exhibition by leading Otago artist Kerry Fenton-Johns, featuring pohutukawa - the New Zealand Christmas tree.
Kiwi kids learn virtually everything about New Zealand's native Christmas tree
Next week thousands of primary, intermediate and secondary school students from around the country will participate in a virtual field-trip to Whangarei to learn about New Zealand’s native Christmas tree, the pōhutukawa.
Vote for your favourite plant 2010
Having picked their favourites in the local body elections, Kiwis can now vote for their favourite native plant in the Plant Conservation Network’s annual poll via the Network website...
St Mary’s add some red bloom to their school
When Project Crimson sent out the word that extra pohutukawa were available in the Tamaki region, plenty of schools, community groups and local council groups put their hands up for some of our iconic species...
Visitors to the islands on Lake Wanaka will be seeing red in the coming years, as they will be ablaze with rata flowers, thanks to Project Crimson and volunteers from the local community....
Your ticket to Fashion Week could be in a pohutukawa tree
In a brilliant mix of ecology and fashion, Project Crimson and Starfish designer Laurie Foon have teamed up to give fashion lovers the chance to be guests at New Zealand Fashion Week this year...
Onepoto is transformed
Titahi Bay School Environment group swapped their school books for spades last Thursday to help plant 750 Northern Rata gifted by the Project Crimson Trust to the Porirua City Council...
Starfish Eco-Show at New Zealand Fashion Week
Win 2 tickets to the Starfish Eco-Show at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland by purchasing a Project Crimson Bloomer tee...
Satellites Assist in Moturata Restoration
A 20 year long environmental restoration project on Moturata Island 45km south of Dunedin, has not only seen the regeneration of rata trees....
Project Crimson plants at Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
Visitors to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park coastline will soon be enjoying the bloom from even more pohutukawa after Project Crimson recently provided another 50 pohutukawa to be planted on Te Kouma Farm...
New Zealanders to plant 13,000 pohutukawa and rata in 2010
This year, volunteers in communities all around the country will plant 13,000 eco-sourced pohutukawa and rata following the 2010 Project Crimson annual funding round...
Native grove for Albany Primary School
In a final Treemendous effort of 2010, Albany Primary School receivd a native garden makeover on 22 May...
Bucklands Beach Primary School transformed
The Treemendous team along with teachers, parents, children and others from the community of Bucklands Beach in Auckland turned out in full force on Saturday 24 April to help transform an area on the edge of the school field into a native garden...
Treemendous Makeover for St Joseph’s School
An area out the back of St Joseph’s School in Waitara has been transformed from an ‘out-of-bounds’ swamp to a native wetland area after the Treemendous team visited the school on Saturday 20 March to help complete a Treemendous School Makeover...
Bartlett's rata voted third favourite plant in New Zealand
Kiwi’s love and concern for one of its most endangered species shone through after it was voted New Zealander’s third favourite plant in the Favourite Native Plant poll run by the New Zealand Native Plant Conservation Network...
Ata Rangi continues to support Project Crimson
Conservationist, winemaker and Ata Rangi founder, Clive Paton chats to Hannah White from Project Crimson about his work with rata, the success of his Crimson label wine and his ongoing commitment to Project Crimson...
Winners announced for a Treemendous School Makeover
Four New Zealand schools have been selected for the third round of the annual Treemendous School Makeovers, a joint initiative between Project Crimson and the Mazda Foundation...
Kiwi kids learn virtually everything about NZ
In October 2,000 primary, intermediate, and secondary school students from around the country participated in a virtual field-trip to the North Island’s east coast to learn about New Zealand’s native Christmas tree, the pōhutukawa...
New Bloomers coming soon...
In a brilliant mix of ecology and fashion, Project Crimson and designer and eco-advocate, Laurie Foon of Starfish have teamed up to...
School community gets stuck in for Papatoetoe North School Makeover
Children, parents, teachers and keen locals worked all day on Saturday, 5th September for Papatoetoe North School’s Treemendous School Makeover, the final makeover for 2009...
Project Crimson and Meridian help plant 900 native trees in Redcliffs Valley
Hundreds of native trees and shrubs were planted by Meridian staff, Project Crimson, Christchurch City Council and members of the community for a restoration project in the valley at the head of Barnett’s Park (Redcliffs, Christchurch) on Saturday 8 August...
Philip Simpson awarded Loder Cup
The awards just keep on coming for botanist and Project Crimson Trustee, Philip Simpson...
Arbor Day makeover for Ian Galloway Park
Project Crimson led the transformation of high profile sports park, Ian Galloway Park, on Friday 5 June, with the planting of 2,500 native plants
Philip Simpson awarded $100,000 Michael King Fellowship
Botanist, Takaka resident and founding Project Crimson Trustee, Philip Simpson, has been awarded the $100,000 Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers’ Fellowship.
Hedgehope School Treemendous Makeover
The Treemendous team visited Hedgehope School on Saturday 7 March to carry out their native garden makeover along with the school and members of the local community.