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Look here for a calendar of planting days or beach clean ups, what to bring and how to register so you can get involved!

We help with beach clean ups - and thank you, as our volunteers are finding less rubbish.  If you want more information, please email Sally Chandler, Community Engagement.

You can also find out more about all our events by checking our Facebook Page Events.

Plant Thru Winter 2018 - Community Planting Days

We're planting through winter - so are lots of farmers, landowners and school children. We'd love to have your help as a volunteer at one of our winter community planting events. These are always fun - a bit of hard work and a lot of social time! And the more pairs of hands the better.  Children can be involved too.

We supply plants, pre-dug holes and a barbecue at the end. You need to wear/bring suitable clothes for the weather, sturdy footwear, work gloves, a spade, snacks and water.

Get planting and we all win!

All registered volunteers at Plant Thru Winter events will go in the draw for a family cycle tour of Napier with Fishbike Tours. Tour route and value to be confirmed with the winner after the end of the Plant Thru Winter season at the end of July. So please register below to be in to win! We will also give out a “best planter” prize at each planting day!

If you want to take photo's of you and yours planting over the winter at home, farm, school, work, or for us, please pop them on facebook tagging them #plantthruwinter.

Please register for our planting events below -

Planting Day DetailsDate Time

Waitangi Estuary wetlands (Waitangi Regional Park)– ‘The Great Give’ Planting Day
5000 plants.

Location: Napier - Waitangi Regional Park north entrance, 400 SH 2, Awatoto
Sat 26 May  9am-12pm

CANCELLED Tukituki - Community Planting Day on the Mākirikiri Stream.

Sat 9 June 9am-12pm

Wahaparata Wetland, Mangateretere Stream - Community Planting Day
5,000 plants

Location: Havelock North - 236 Brookvale Rd
Sat 16 June  9am-12pm

Pukahu (Karamū) – Hastings-Havelock North Forest & Bird
approx. 1400 plants.

Location: Hastings - 800 St Georges Rd, Pukahu
Sun 17 June  9am-12pm

Pukahu (Karamū) - Bostocks

Sun 17 June 1pm-4pm

Whakatu (Old Ngaruroro, Karamū-Clive)
1000 plants.

Location: Hastings - below Railway, Avison Lane, Whakatu.

Sat 23 June 9am-11am

Paki Paki (Awanui, Karamū)
500 plants.

Location: Hinetemoa Spring, 20 Old Main Rd, Paki Paki.
Karakia at 8.45am and lunch at 12.00pm.

Sun 24 June  9am-11am

Waitangi Estuary wetlands (Waitangi Regional Park) – Napier Forest & Bird. 5000 plants.

Location: Napier - Waitangi north entrance, 400 SH 2, Awatoto
Sat 30 June  9am-12pm

Twyford-Raupare Stream (Twyford)
1000 plants

Location: 92 Trotter Road, Twyford

Sat 7 July  9am-12pm

Tutaekuri River at Waiohiki
6000 Plants

Location: 24 Waiohiki Road

Sat 28 July 9am-12pm

Te Whanganui a Orotu Estuary – Hot Spot at Taipo Stream 

Wharerangi Marae working with Hohepa to get 4200 plants into a patch at the end of Boyd road, off Poraiti Road.

Sun 12 August 9am-12pm

What to Bring

Planting Days:

-          Yourself, your family, your friends and enthusiasm.
-          Marae planting days are also a great opportunity to find out about Māori customs and plant uses
-          Sturdy boots, shoes or gumboots as it can been muddy or slippery
-          Warm clothing, including jacket, woollen jersey as you are outdoors
-          Hat, beanie to keep your head warm or dry
-          Waterproof jacket/coat in case it rains
-          Sunscreen
-          Work/garden gloves
-          Bottle of water is essential, perhaps snacks to keep you going
-          Backpack, bag or big pockets to keep these in

What we supply

-          Plants, fertilisers and usually pre-dug holes
-          Spades, shovels
-          Safety talk and roped off areas where there are hazards
-          There may be a sausage sizzle or kai to celebrate a job well done.

Beach Clean-ups:

It’s a mucky job as there are a few people who don’t care about our environment and dump their rubbish… but it’s also fun by the sea and some interesting things can be found!

More beach clean up events will be scheduled next summer – join in a winter planting day instead.

What to Bring

-          Yourself, your family, your friends and enthusiasm
-          Sturdy boots, shoes or gumboots as beaches are rocky and there can be broken glass
-          Jacket in case it cools off or rains
-          Hat for sun and wind protection
-          Sunscreen
-          Work/garden gloves
-          Bottle of water is essential, perhaps snacks to keep you going
-          Backpack, bag or big pockets to keep these in

 What we supply

-          Safety & hazards advice
-          Rubbish bags, trailers
-          There may be a sausage sizzle or kai to celebrate a job well done.

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