INDEPENDENT NEWS

Help Us Plant 3,000 This Weekend

Published: Tue 28 May 2019 04:44 PM
28 May 2019
If you are at a loose end this Saturday, come to Napier's foreshore at Waitangi and be part of a very exciting new wetland development, continuing the work to improve Waitangi Regional Park.
Local people can join this winter’s first community planting in a brand new wetland area, a short amble up from the Tutaekurī river mouth.
Stevie Smidt is the Regional Council’s Open Spaces Development Officer, one of the partners driving this weekend’s planting event.
“We have 3,000 young plants to put in the ground on Saturday. That’s really going to make a difference to the bird life, and help restore this part of our coastal environment,” says Stevie.
“Local people give a huge boost to these events, usually getting back as much as they put in. Often people come back to see the established plants and they hold a strong connection to these places,” adds Stevie.
This weekend’s event is a partnership between Te Wai Mauri Trust, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc, Napier Port, RealExchange.co.nz/thegreatgive and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.
RealExchange founder Sarah Irvin was involved in this popular event last year as part of ‘The Great Give’.
"It’s a superb whole-family event for all ages. It takes place in such a special location and is an extraordinary project to be part of, knowing that what we plant today can be enjoyed for generations," says Sarah.
The event also has full support from Te Wai Mauri Trust.
“This year’s planting in Waitangi Regional Park is a great opportunity to show whānau the new wetlands and continue our efforts in restoring native habitat for our mahinga kai and taonga species,” says Te Wai Mauri trustee Te Kaha Hawaikirangi.
The Great Give Waitangi Wetland Planting Day is Saturday 1 June, 10am until 1pm, for families, locals, anyone. Come to Waitangi Regional Park between the two bridges at Awatoto. Bring sturdy footwear, warm clothes, a spade (if you can), snacks and water. The event finishes with a free BBQ.
For more details, go to hbrc.govt.nz search: #getinvolved.
ends

Next in New Zealand politics

PREFU Shows Economy Doing Better Than Forecast
By: New Zealand Government
PM Statement On Cabinet COVID-19 Alert Level Review
By: New Zealand Government
Greens Unveil $297m Fund To Support Sustainable Food And Farming
By: Green Party
National Releases Its Plan To Restore NZ’s Prosperity
By: New Zealand National Party
New Zealand First Party List
By: New Zealand First Party
Arriving Travellers In Isolation To Be Able To Vote By Telephone
By: Electoral Commission
National To Invest In Our Children’s Future
By: New Zealand National Party
Numerous Arrests Following Investigation Into Historical Offending At Auckland School
By: New Zealand Police
An Extra 100,000 New Zealanders To Lose Their Jobs Under Labour
By: New Zealand National Party
New Zealand First – ‘Experience Needed Now More Than Ever’
By: New Zealand First Party
CTU Take On Pre-election Economic And Fiscal Update
By: Council of Trade Unions
PREFU Reveals Higher Debt And Unemployment, Lower Growth
By: ACT New Zealand
New Zealand First ‘Agrees To Disagree’ On Alert Level 2 Decision
By: New Zealand First Party
Alert Level 2 Continuation A Slap In The Face To New Zealanders
By: ACT New Zealand
Now Isn’t The Time To Be Making Life Harder For Farmers
By: New Zealand National Party
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media