Pip­pins and their dads go bush

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Ten girls from the Tawa Pip­pins group and their fathers helped the Friends of Tawa Bush Re­serves plant trees for Fa­ther’s Day.

Tawa Pip­pin group leader Claire Walker said they had been look­ing for an ac­tiv­ity the girls could do with their dads for Fa­ther’s Day that would have a longer term ben­e­fit than a gift. Damian Hewett, a par­ent of one the girls, was a mem­ber of the Friends of Tawa Bush Re­serves and helped co- or­di­nate the event.

The plant­ing site was near the new Tawa shared path­way sec­tion, be­side the BMX track and Tawa Rail­way Sta­tion.

Friends of Tawa Bush Re­serves pres­i­dent Richard Her­bert said the site was pre­vi­ously a waste­land of black­berry and other weeds which had been cleared by the Welling­ton City Coun­cil.

‘‘The trees planted by the Pip­pins ex­tended ear­lier plant­ings car­ried out by the coun­cil. In time it will pro­vide a sub­stan­tial is­land of na­tive veg­e­ta­tion that will al­low na­tive birds to continue to in­fil­trate throughout the ur­ban en­vi­ron­ment in Tawa.”

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