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Many hands make light work

When it comes to the environment, many hands make light work

Hastings District Council got a helping hand from a lot of little hands when students from Hastings Central School worked with Council staff to plant hundreds of native trees grown in their school nursery.

The students, 10 and 11 year olds, took part in a planting day at the Haumoana domain on 15 August, as part of an ongoing joint programme between Hastings District Council and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. They were provided with wheelbarrows, spades and encouragement from council staff, and from coordinator Donna Miller who organised the day.

“This project helps the kids with their environmental education, but it also helps build a sense of responsibility about the environment,” said Ms Miller who works for the Trees for Hawke’s Bay Trust.

The trees planted were all natives and were grown from seed in the school’s horticultural nursery. Hastings Central School is one of 10 schools in Hastings District to take part in the programme.


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