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Get Involved - give the region a helping handTūhono mai - āwhinatia te takiwā

Check out our list of this year's public planting days and beach clean ups, and what to bring. We really appreciate your help!

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

Winter planting days 2021

We’re working with community groups this year to deliver a great line-up of public planting days.

Grab your gummies, a spade and gloves, water, and your mates. We’ll put on a BBQ to finish!

Waitangi Bridge plantings - Northern Waitangi. Forest and Bird Napier branch

24th July (Saturday)

9am-12pm

Irongate (Karamū)
Hastings-Havelock Nth Forest & Bird
Irongate wetlands, Irongate stream

13th June (Sunday)

9am-12pm

Pukahu - Downstream wetlands (Karamū)
Bostock
800 St Georges Rd, Pukahu

19th June (Saturday)

11am-1pm

 

Fish & Game - Waitangi Railway wetland planting

11th July

9am - 2pm

What to Bring

On planting days, come well equipped and ready to enjoy giving a helping hand, so bring:

-          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 & River Clean-ups

Helping to clean up rubbish from one of our beautiful beaches or rivers is 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 water and some interesting things can be found!

Beach and river clean ups are held regularly and often community groups organise these themselves.  You are welcome to ask us if there are events you can join in or if your group wants to organise a clean up - email enviro@hbrc.govt.nz or if you want more information, please email Sally Chandler, Community Engagement at the Regional Council.

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 can supply

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

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