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

 

Help Us Plant 3,000 This Weekend

28 May 2019


If you are at a loose end this Saturday, come to Napier's foreshore at Waitangi and be part of a very exciting new wetland development, continuing the work to improve Waitangi Regional Park.

Local people can join this winter’s first community planting in a brand new wetland area, a short amble up from the Tutaekurī river mouth.

Stevie Smidt is the Regional Council’s Open Spaces Development Officer, one of the partners driving this weekend’s planting event.

“We have 3,000 young plants to put in the ground on Saturday. That’s really going to make a difference to the bird life, and help restore this part of our coastal environment,” says Stevie.

“Local people give a huge boost to these events, usually getting back as much as they put in. Often people come back to see the established plants and they hold a strong connection to these places,” adds Stevie.

This weekend’s event is a partnership between Te Wai Mauri Trust, Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc, Napier Port, RealExchange.co.nz/thegreatgive and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council.

RealExchange founder Sarah Irvin was involved in this popular event last year as part of ‘The Great Give’.

"It’s a superb whole-family event for all ages. It takes place in such a special location and is an extraordinary project to be part of, knowing that what we plant today can be enjoyed for generations," says Sarah.

The event also has full support from Te Wai Mauri Trust.

“This year’s planting in Waitangi Regional Park is a great opportunity to show whānau the new wetlands and continue our efforts in restoring native habitat for our mahinga kai and taonga species,” says Te Wai Mauri trustee Te Kaha Hawaikirangi.

The Great Give Waitangi Wetland Planting Day is Saturday 1 June, 10am until 1pm, for families, locals, anyone. Come to Waitangi Regional Park between the two bridges at Awatoto. Bring sturdy footwear, warm clothes, a spade (if you can), snacks and water. The event finishes with a free BBQ.

For more details, go to hbrc.govt.nz search: #getinvolved.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Passports And IDs Left Online: Privacy Breach On Tuia 250 Aplications

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage yesterday revealed it had mistakenly exposed the sensitive details of about 300 mostly young people online...

Technology commentator Paul Spain said while most of the information was gone from the internet, the question was who had accessed it while it was online.

"This could be a problem for them for months if not years to come because others are now able to impersonate them and they could do all sorts of things when they [can] pretend to be someone else." More>>

 

Cutting Tape, Rasing Super Age, Cutting Business Payment Times...: National's Economic Discussion Doc

National has today released its fourth Discussion Document, which focusses on the economy and outlines a range of policies that will help rebuild business confidence, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

NZ First Statement: Passing Of Pita Paraone

“On behalf of New Zealand First let me express our condolences to Pita’s wife, Elva, his three children and wider whānau,” said Mr Peters. “Northland and the people of New Zealand have lost a man who cared deeply for his people and country, and worked endlessly to make New Zealand a better country for us all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why NZ Shouldn’t Try To Curry Favour With Trump

Dutifully, Denmark had lined up militarily alongside the US in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Syria and during the Iraq War. This means nothing. In a heartbeat, the current US President will trash any ally, and on the flimsiest of pretexts. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

The interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public... More>>

ALSO:

Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>

ALSO:

Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>

ALSO:

Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>

ALSO:

Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels