Seed Hunters Wanted!


Top of The South Seed Hunter Application

We need: Ecosourced Seeds

Ecosourcing is collecting seeds close to where they are to be planted. It’s an important part of a restoration project. It means the plants will be suited to local conditions and more likely to survive.

By using ecosourced native plants we will help develop and maintain the area’s unique local characteristics.

Seeds are used for various rewilding and regeneration projects within the Tasman/Golden Bay area.


Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic and above all wanting to make a difference?

If you answered YES, then we would love to work with you.

How it Works

  • We pay you for collecting locally sourced native seed *terms apply
  • You collect the seeds and post them to us or we collect
  • We pay directly into your bank account
  • Please fill in the application form below to apply

About us

Tāne is run by Paul, an Internet Entrepreneur and Anna, a passionate subsistence farmer from their property in Ngatimoti of which fifty acres has been set aside to rewilding projects through innovation and ancient wisdom. Building on in-the-trenches experience and research our mission is to fix what we can, where we can … starting with the forests.

“It all starts with a seed” Seeds are required for our rewilding innovations and wider projects.

Qualifications & experience

Ideally, you will have experience identifying natives, if not we can help through our education programme. The main requisite is a desire to make a difference.

Tasks & responsibilities

Picking of various varieties of native species seeds during the season. Some seeds such as those in a berry will need processing and flesh removal. You will be responsible for cataloging collections through our online system. You will be responsible for gaining permission from landowners where necessary.

Seed Hunter Application Form

Please fill in the application and we’ll get back to you within the next 48 hours (weekdays)