Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Parahaki Island Planting Day

Parahaki Island Planting Day

Te Kāuru-Hapū Collective is spearheading a project to restore Parahaki Island at the Ashhurst entrance to the Gorge, with all invited to don their gumboots for a planting day on May 31.

The Island was once well utilised by Rangitāne tīpuna as a Mahinga Kai site and work has been carried out over the past few years to clean up the significant area.

This work included a clean-up day in March 2013 where over 80 community members removed trailer loads of flood debris, general rubbish and junk from the Island that would otherwise end up in the Manawatū River.

Te Kāuru-Hapū Collective representative Hine Carberry says planting native plants along the River is an important part of restoring the Island to its former use.

“This project has been a fantastic opportunity to work together with the community, in collaboration with Horizons Regional Council and others with the overall goal being, the improvement and health of our River,” she says.

Te Kāuru-Hapū Collective has been leading the Parahaki project with the support of Horizons Regional Council and the Manawatū Gorge Biodiversity Project. It is a significant community project under the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord grants initiative, receiving funding from Central Government’s Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-Up Fund.

The upcoming planting will provide an opportunity for the wider community to get involved, with around 2,000 plants set to go in on the day.

The planting day starts at 9.30am with a welcome and karakia at the Gorge car park. Lunch will be provided and people are advised to come equipped with gumboots, gloves and spades.

Mrs Carberry asks that people are aware of the need to cross the River which may be around knee height.

“We will have a boat to help cross the River if required. However, due to the danger of river crossing and other hazards, this event is for those aged 14 and over only,” she says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Extended Cease Fire: Gaza Celebrates!!!!

Images and video from Gaza.Scoop - Julie Webb Pullman in Gaza.

Gazans took to the streets tonight to celebrate their victory in achieving the end of hostilities and the lifting of the illegal seven-year siege. Whatever tomorrow may bring, tonight was a time to rejoice! More>>

Details:

 

Parliament Today:

Collins 'Misinterprets Media Reports': "Too Compromised To Remain Justice Minister"

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Labour On Climate Change: Focus On The Now For The Future

A Labour Government will put in place a comprehensive climate change strategy focusing on both mitigation and adaptation, establish an independent Climate Commission and implement carbon budgeting, says Labour Climate Change spokesperson Moana Mackey. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National’s Housing Assistance Plan

So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners... Yet in reality, the benefits seem likely to be insignificant, and they will be skewed towards those at the top end of the income group that’s supposedly the target. More>>

ALSO:

Election Data Consortium: National’s Worst Case Scenario At Stage One?

A month out from the general election and ipredict traders are still forecasting National’s vote to slip below current polling levels and there is potential for it to fall further. More>>

ALSO:

From The Scoop Video Archive: PM Says SIS "Told Me" About OIA Release

In a press conference immediately following an controversial OIA release of notes on an SIS briefing to then Labour leader Phil Goff, Key said "at that point [Tucker] told me he'd release it ...". Since the release of Nicky Hager's 'Dirty Politics' Key has denied being personally informed and said references by officials to 'the PM' being told briefed referred to his office. He now says the same about his own statement. More>>

ALSO:

  • Scoop Video in the news - New questions over Key claims | NZ Herald News - Stuff.co.nz
  • Earlier - Felix Marwick: Laying out facts over SIS documents - Newstalk ZB
  • Labour - Director’s letter contradicts Key’s claims
  • ACT - The Letter - 26 days to go
  • TV3 Video - Housing issue nudges Dirty Politics aside - David Cunliffe: Key's SIS explanation 'defies belief' - SIS leak came from Key's Office - Goff - Key 'categorically denies' Slater OIA discussion - Video: Key faces more Dirty Politics questions

  • TVNZ - Winston Peters: ‘Dirty Politics' is a new low
  • The Nation - Debate Between Grant Robertson And Russel Norman
  • NZ First - “The Words Mean What I Say They Mean”
  • Schools, PPTA Sign Up: Primary Teachers And Principals Vote Down Govt Plan

    Teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly against the Government’s controversial “Investing in Educational Success” policy, including proposed highly-paid principal and teacher roles. More>>

    ALSO:

    Gordon Campbell: On The Usual Round Of Mud Slinging And Name-Calling

    This week gave an interesting example of how hard it is to untangle the reality from the slanging matches. The issue that emerged early this week could hardly be more important. Does the government intend to cut spending in health, education and on the environment if re-elected, or not? More>>

    Earlier:

    Electionresults.co.nz: National and NZ First Rise in Roy Morgan Poll

    National has bounced back in the latest Roy Morgan Poll but the big winner has been New Zealand First who rise to their highest level of support since September 2013. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Regional
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news