We use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience of our website. If you keep browsing, we'll assume that's OK. See our privacy policy here.



On Sunday I spent the morning planting trees as part of a volunteer activity on Motutapu Island.

It rained a bit in the morning, as it has pretty much every morning since the start of fall, but the small shower cleared up by the afternoon. After we planted we headed down to the shore for a “Sausage Sizzle” aka the classic kiwi bbq – a sausage on a slice of bread with tomato sauce, the perfect way to end a beautiful day.

Planting trees on Motutapu Island collage

Planting trees on Motutapu Island

SaraLobdell 01

By Sara LobdellUS Study Abroad Scholarship Student

Updated 1 year ago

Sara studied biology and music at the University of Auckland and had a Generation Study Abroad Award. "Out of the eight universities in New Zealand I chose the University of Auckland in particular for its world-ranked academics and location. What better place to study the natural sciences than one in which you're constantly surrounded by natural beauty."

*Views expressed are the blogger's own


Share this article

Keep in touch. Don't miss out on the latest posts.

Subscribe to Blog

Stay in touch

Sign up here so we can make sure any tools or tips we send you about studying in New Zealand are relevant and personalised especially for you.

Please complete all of the fields below.

Please enter a valid email address.

Please enter a first name.

Please enter a last name.

Please select a country.

By clicking subscribe you agree to our privacy policy and to receive our updates and communications.

Thanks for subscribing