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

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Criminalising Of Rap Music


For black youth in America, there can be only three ways out of the ghetto: athletics, music or drug dealing. And for every individual who succeeds in making it out, dozens more attach themselves to their celebrity crews in order to bask in the reflected glory, and partake of the lifestyle. And what rap musician can afford to turn their back entirely on the ‘hood, when staying street and staying real is what their audience demands of them..?
More>>



 
 


Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>


Government: New Zealand To Stay At Orange For Now
With New Zealand expecting to see Omicron cases rise during the winter, the Orange setting remains appropriate for managing this stage of the outbreak, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>

Australian Election: Prime Minister Congratulates Anthony Albanese
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party on winning the Australian Federal election, and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Scott Morrison... More>>



Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>


Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>


National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels