River Restoration Community
P L A N T I N G D A Y
Where: Mohaka Township Road
When: Saturday, 16 July 2016 – 10.00 am
What to bring: Bring lunch, water, shovel, suitable footwear, gloves and raincoat (if required)
Volunteers are invited to participate in the riparian planting of native species. Children are welcome, but must be supervised.
Become part of the Ngāti Pāhauwera River Restoration Project!
River Restoration – Community Planting Day poster
Riparian River Restoration – Planting Programme
Putere School – Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Despite the somewhat chill in the air, students and staff from Putere School enthusiastically joined the staff from the NPDT River Restoration team in a planting project at the base of Lake Rotoroa in Putere. Unfortunately, Kotemaori School were unable to attend on the day. The local reserve was kindly donated by Harry Bennison of Te Kuta Farm, which will enable wildlife and native plants to re-habitat the area. The planting programme resulted in the Putere School students helping plant 500 native plants. Our sincere thanks goes to Principal, Simon Greening, students of Putere School and locals. The day ended with a very welcome barbeque back at Putere School.
Mohaka School – Wednesday, 6 July 2016
Mohaka School staff and students, as well as a good contingent of parents gathered at Te Pioi Reserve (off Mohaka Township Road, Mohaka) for the second school planting programme. Also joining in were our mokopuna from Te Rau O Te Oriwa Kōhanga Reo and Ngāi Tane Kōhanga Reo. With so many eager individuals, it took no time to plant 700 native plants at Te Pioi Reserve, a site starting from the wetland area on the Wainohu/Spooner property, around a manmade dam on the Winiata/Lambert block and either side of the stream heading down through the Hodges, Hapuku and Te Aho land blocks. Many thanks to Enviroschools for assisting with the pre-learning sessions at Mohaka School, as well as staff from Kahungunu Executive (all of whom have connections to Pāhauwera), who made time to assist and contribute to the planting. Everyone enjoyed a well-deserved barbeque at the end of a very successful day.
Community Planting Day – Saturday, 16 July 2016
A well attended community planting day was held at Te Pioi Reserve on the northern side of the Te Pioi Stream. People travelled from as far as Palmerston North to help plant 1,300 native plants. There was a good mix of youth and experience, with everyone coming away satisfied that they had contributed to a wonderful kaupapa. This planting day was a continuation of the planting programme started by the students of Mohaka School the previous week. We acknowledge all those who made the effort to come and support this event. Being such a beautiful day, it was only right that everyone got to have a shared lunch and reflect on a brilliant outcome.