Matariki Planting Day - make a difference in the red zone
Matariki Planting Day
Saturday 28 June
Anzac Drive Reserve (off Chimera
Crescent – take care with the
At last an opportunity to
get stuck in and start making a difference in the red
Help us plant out 400 native plants plus a
school community garden and fruit tree
Celebrity Guests * Hot Drinks * Sausage
Tiki Taane and TV’s Bugman Ruud Kleinpaste will
be lending a hand!
Bring gumboots, warm clothing and a
spade if you have one – we are planting rain or
Kids and family groups very welcome.
the Mahinga Kai Exemplar project and the first step in
greening the red zone.
Come along and be part of history
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