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Public get behind Whitireia Park restoration

29 August 2006

Public get behind Whitireia Park restoration project

Over 40 people turned out to launch the restoration of native bush in Titahi Bay’s Whitireia Park on August 20. They planted more than 600 eco-sourced native seedlings in the first stage of a revegetation programme that will take 10 or more years.

This joint Whitireia Park Board and Department of Conservation initiative aims to see the area surrounding Onehunga Bay restored to its former glory. Over $1000 worth of plants were donated by the Porirua branch of the Lions Club. Coastal shrub species such as flax, toi toi and manuka were planted, along with a rare local hebe which is only found in Whitireia Park and on Kapiti Island.

Whitireia Park Board spokesperson Robyn Smith, a key driver behind the project, said the day was an overwhelming success.

“ It’s heartening to see so many people who care about their local environment – a huge thank you to all the volunteers.” She also noted that it was encouraging to see the public rally to the aid of a distressed cow.


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