Town Belt Kaitiaki (TBK) is a collaborative education programme in Ōtepoti/Dunedin. The programme is centred around engaging more students in conservation and restoring the mauri/life force of the Dunedin Town Belt. It is predominantly student-led, with a Student Leadership Team (SLT) made up of student representatives from each participating school. Together these students have developed a vision for the Town Belt and embark on a number of projects ranging from advocacy of the Town Belt, to improving its recreation opportunities and monitoring its wildlife. The programme is also supported by a Strategic Leadership Group (SLG), consisting of representatives from Te Rūnaka o Ōtākou, Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki, the Dunedin City Council, Department of Conservation, Dunedin Amenities Society, Otago Natural History Trust, University of Otago, Chamber of Commerce and Toitū Otago Settlers Museum.
If you've got enthusiasm for education and/or conservation, then this role is one for you! TBK is a student-led education programme centred around engaging more young people in conservation and restoring the mauri/life force of the Dunedin Town Belt.