Plant a tree for fu­ture of Karamu¯

Havelock North Village Press - - Home Living -

Win­ter is a busy time for vol­un­teers get­ting in­volved in com­mu­nity plant­ing days, and in June ev­ery week­end has aHawke’s Bay Re­gional Coun­cil event along­side the Karamu¯ Stream.

“Plant­ing days are great ways for lo­cal peo­ple to get out and be in­volved in en­hanc­ing our en­vi­ron­ment in a prac­ti­cal way, with the re­ward of seeing your own patch of na­tive bush flour­ish in years ahead,” says HBRC’s open space de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Ant Rew­cas­tle.

“Marae ad­ja­cent to the Karamu¯ and old Ngaruroro, in­clud­ing Ko­hu­patiki and Rua­hapia, pro­vide great sup­port of th­ese projects, and th­ese plant­ing events are a great op­por­tu­nity to learn about the history and cul­tural im­por­tance of the Karamu¯ Stream.”

Regis­ter for th­ese events on www.hbrc.govt.nz, Search #get­involved and get more de­tails and lo­ca­tion maps.

Satur­day June 11 at Rua­hapia, down­stream of the Karamu¯ Road SH2 bridge, 10am-1pm.

Satur­day June 18 at Crosses Road Bridge, Have­lock North, 10am-1pm.

Satur­day June 25 at Ko­hu­patiki Marae, 9am-1pm.

De­tails are on the HBRC web­site of how to regis­ter to join in a For­est and Bird So­ci­ety Hast­ings- Have­lock North plant­ing day on Sunday June 12. The plant­ing is on the Poukawa Stream which flows through Pekapeka wet­land and is a trib­u­tary of the Karamu¯.

Dur­ing the week of June 13, sev­eral school groups will also be get­ting out and plant­ing na­tive trees and shrubs in var­i­ous locations.

On Satur­day June 18, the plant­ing day at Have­lock North will take vol­un­teers back to an area where plant­ings on the Karamu¯ were started by St Columba’s Have­lock North En­vi­ron­men­tal House Group 19 years ago.

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