Pare­mata stu­dents do their bit for Botham­ley

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Pare­mata School stu­dents rolled up their sleeves to help the health of Porirua’s streams and har­bour in an en­thu­si­as­tic ef­fort at Botham­ley Park re­cently.

The 81 pupils had ap­proached the Porirua City Coun­cil seek­ing ways they could help the health of the Har­bour.

Helped by par­ents and teach­ers, they picked up rubbish along Kenepuru Stream and planted 800 na­tive plants.

"We planted na­tives and flax bushes,’’ said pupil Lo­gan Big- gans. ‘‘It was fun be­cause we were help­ing clean and plant one of Porirua’s spe­cial places."

Izzy Groves said: "We wanted to make it look bet­ter so the banks wouldn’t col­lapse and cause sed­i­men­ta­tion and it’s a nicer en­vi­ron­ment for re­cre­ation and pic­nics and things."

The restora­tion project at Botham­ley Park tied in nicely with Pare­mata School’s ‘‘ Take Ac­tion’’ pro­gramme, which fo­cuses on the health of ma­rine en­vi­ron­ments.

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