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

 

Honda TreeFund Planting at Pakowhai

www.hbrc.govt.nz

Media Release

6 August 2012

Honda TreeFund Planting at Pakowhai

Pakowhai Country Park will receive 700 new native trees on Sunday 12 August thanks to Honda car buyers in Hawke’s Bay.

Hawke’s Bay residents who purchase a new Honda vehicle help contribute to the TreeFund. This year Honda has donated $4120 to fund a planting project at the park.

“We’ve worked in partnership with Hawke’s Bay Regional Council through our TreeFund programme since 2004,” says Russell Greer, owner Russell Greer Honda – Hastings and Napier.

“TreeFund is a great opportunity for our customers to get involved in greening their local community and it helps encourage planting native trees. For every new car sold, 13 native trees are planted in the region.”

Armed with spades, gloves and their gumboots, Russell Greer Honda staff and customers will plant a mix of New Zealand native trees and shrubs in the park.

“The Honda TreeFund has helped develop new native bush areas and stabilise land at the region’s country parks, which is contributing to biodiversity, revegetation and stabilisation of steep land areas,” says HBRC’s Operations Environmental Manager Stephen Cave.

In previous years, the Honda Tree Fund has helped plant areas at Tutira Country Park. Nationally, Honda New Zealand has funded the planting of almost 500,000 new native trees in just eight years. The TreeFund total currently stands at 496, 981 and the 700 new trees at Pakowhai Country Park will be a healthy addition.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Case For Nationalising Our Urban Bus Services


When it comes to funding and managing public transport, should local government or central government bear most of the responsibility for delivering a quality service? Ratepayers or taxpayers? Those basic questions re-surfaced yesterday, after the government announced its intention to scrap the Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) imposed by the last National government in 2013. That model had required councils to use private contractors to run the buses, via a cut-throat competitive tendering process...
More>>




 
 

School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

National: Food Prices Climb Taking Kiwis Backwards
Kiwi families continue to battle runaway food prices, National’s Finance spokesperson Nicola Willis says... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>


Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>

Government: Tax Break To Boost Long-term Rental Supply
The Government is encouraging more long-term rental options by giving developers tax relief for as long as the homes are held as long-term rentals, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels