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

 


Project Crimson distributes $15,000 in community funding

Project Crimson distributes $15,000 in community funding

Around 60 groups throughout New Zealand received assistance from Project Crimson this year as part of their annual Community Restoration Programme. These groups received pohutukawa, northern or southern rata and/or funding from a Project Crimson Community Restoration fund of almost $15,000.

This year Project Crimson saw applications from groups that have been receiving trees or funding from Project Crimson for years, as well as plenty of new applicants. They have been able to support projects from the far north all the way to Stewart Island. Conservation Manager Caroline Wallace says she is always pleased to be reaching into new areas. "It's great to be able to tap into new areas and this year in particular it was Tauranga, with lots of new projects popping up requiring our ecosourced pohutukawa, grown at our new nursery partner, Pohuts a Plenty. We have provided pohutukawa to the Tauranga City Council and a huge 500 to Envirohub BOP as well as a few smaller groups" says Caroline.

"Also this year, we will see planting on Kawau Island. DOC has some areas protected from pesky wallabies, who like their Australian cousins, also like to eat pohutukawa. So with fencing in place, DOC will be planting pohutukawas, provided by Project Crimson on the island" adds Caroline.

In Auckland, a further 250 pohutukawa will be planted around Musick Point, the very scenic location of the Howick Golf Club.

Demand for northern rata was again strong in Wellington, with hundreds allocated to lots of community groups all working hard in their patch. The Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park received another 100 trees which will continue to thrive in the park alongside the trees Project Crimson provided them with 10 years ago.

The conservation trust also saw many new applicants in the South Island. They provided southern rata and funding for groups in Ross on the West Coast, through to Queenstown and down to Invercargill. This year there were several applications for nursery supplies. Many groups will now be growing southern rata for their project. This includes the South Otago Forest and Bird group, the Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust and Conservation Volunteers at Runanga on the West Coast.

Project Crimson look forward to continuing to spread the red throughout New Zealand!

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Anne Tolley’s
Callous Folly

Years ago, I remember someone in the Heath Ministry telling me off the record that regulatory oversight in this country largely consisted in ‘waiting for something to turn green or fall off somebody’ before the authorities would swing into action...

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

 

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Housing MPs: New Building(s) For Parliament

A new building will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House. The plan has cross-Party support, apart from NZ First, said Parliament’s Speaker, Rt Hon David Carter. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news