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Get Involved - give the region a helping hand

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

Planting Days & Beach/River Clean-ups

Community planting days are a great way to make a difference to our environment and we encourage and welcome community support, so please keep an eye on this page if you are interested in participating. It helps us if you can register (below) so that we can organise enough gear, keep you up to date with how your plants are thriving and let you know about future events.

For more information about forthcoming Beach Clean-ups contact Sally Chandler.

Our next Beach Clean up is at Waitangi Regional Park on 3 March 2018 - Find out more by checking out our Facebook Page Event.

2018 Winter Community Planting Days

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.  If you or your community group can help please register by clicking the link below.

Planting Day DetailsDate Time

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

Location: 400 SH 2, Awatoto
 Sat 26 May  9am-12pm

Tukituki - Community Planting Day
3,000 plants

Location: Cnr Paulsen Road and Charlotte Street, Takapau
 Sat 9 June  9am-12pm

Brookvale Wetland - Community Planting Day
5,000 plants

Location: Mangateretere Stream, 236 Brookvale Rd, Havelock North 4172
 Sat 16 June  9am-12pm

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

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

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

Location: Below Railway, Avison Lane, Whakatu

Sat 23 June  9am-12pm

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

Location: 400 SH 2, Awatoto
 Sat 30 June  9am-12pm
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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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