Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
License needed for work use Register

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


Help green our Ōhope stream

Help green our Ōhope stream

For immediate release: 7 August 2013

All willing volunteers are invited to come and join Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s mauri enhancement programme with a planting day in Ōhope this Sunday.

This is a great opportunity for the public to be involved to improve an important waterway flowing through Ōhope. After planting, hungry workers will be rewarded with a delicious sausage sizzle.

Maungateone (Miller’s Stream) has suffered over the past five years as some extreme rain events have taken their toll.

Ngāti Awa are kaitiaki, or guardians of their traditional lands around Ōhope. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa operate the 1200 hectare Ngāti Awa Farm in Ōhope, farming dry stock cattle and sheep with some production forestry.

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa are retiring large areas of Ngāti Awa farm from stock grazing particularly around streams and steeper areas prone to erosion. Ngāti Awa is working with the assistance of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council and Whakatāne District Council building erosion control structures in streams and undertaking extensive native plantings.  

Sunday’s planting will add another 7,500 plants (Flax, Manuka, Cabbage Tree, Tree Lucerne, Karamu, Lemonwood, Kohuhu and Pittosporum) to the area. The planting site will be ready, with holes pre-dug and plants laid out ready to be placed in the ground.

When:                                 Sunday 11 August 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where to meet:               Maungateone (Miller’s Stream), Ngati Awa Farm (66 Pohutakawa Ave, across from the old Mobil Station)
What to bring: Warm clothing, appropriate footwear, drinking water


Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Government's Assault On Maori

This isn’t news, but the National-led coalition is mounting a sustained assault on Treaty rights and obligations. Even so, Christopher Luxon has described yesterday’s nationwide protests by Maori as “pretty unfair.” Poor thing. In the NZ Herald, Audrey Young has compiled a useful list of the many, many ways that Luxon plans to roll back the progress made here over the past 40 years in race relations... More

Public Housing Futures: Christmas Comes Early For Landlords

New CTU analysis of the National & ACT coalition agreement has shown the cost of returning interest deductibility to landlords is an extra $900M on top of National’s original proposal. This is because it is going to be implemented earlier and faster, including retrospective rebates from April 2023. More

Green Party: Petition To Save Oil & Gas Ban

“The new Government’s plan to expand oil and gas exploration is as dangerous as it is unscientific. Whatever you think about the new government, there is simply no mandate to trash the climate. We need to come together to stop them,” says James Shaw. More

PSA: MFAT Must Reverse Decision To Remove Te Reo

MFAT's decision to remove te reo from correspondence before new Ministers are sworn in risks undermining the important progress the public sector has made in honouring te Tiriti. "We are very disappointed in what is a backward decision - it simply seems to be a Ministry bowing to the racist rhetoric we heard on the election campaign trail," says Marcia Puru. More




InfoPages News Channels


Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.