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Meridian Energy Kaitoke Peninsula Tree Planting 2016

Tree Planting Event

Thu, Sep 8, 2016
Thu, Sep 8, 2016
Raglan Area School, Raglan

What a great day it turned out to be! With a very cold wind and rain to meet us in the morning, the Meridian crew headed out to the wind farm with 20 students from Raglan Area School and 11 students from Te Mata School.

On their return the BBQ was cooking and the sun had come out. After a delicious lunch of sausages, Raglan Social Club scones and Phoenix Drinks, we grabbed our spades and gum boots.

After a health and safety brief, and planting tutorial from one of the senior students, we got planting around the Peninsula.

In total we planted around 250 native plants and trees with help from 30 students and staff from Raglan Area School, 12 students from Te Mata School and of course the friendly staff from Meridian Energy who helped the students with their planting.

As part of the ongoing nature of this project, the Raglan Area School students ‘Tangata Tiaki’ committee is helping with the decision making around the peninsula, and we’re stoked to be able to see the development each year.

Special thanks to Ange Prain and Malcolm Cox of Raglan Area School, Carly Anderson and the team at Meridian, Pam and Te Mata School for joining us on the day, and Raglan Social Club and Phoenix Drinks for supplying fantastic refreshments.



As part of our 2016 Love your Water campaign we invite you to join us for a day of tree planting at the Raglan Peninsular on Thursday 08 September 2016. This will continue the planting and weeding for the long term restoration project of Raglan Area School’s peninsular in collaboration with Meridian Energy.


More information


We’re looking for caring corporates to get behind the project. We need to raise funds to cover essential logistical, health & safety and administrative costs to ensure this project’s success in each region. Sponsorship is, therefore, vital. Check out the opportunities below to see how we can work together.

We offer sponsors:

  • A team building tree planting activity with your staff, led by Sustainable Coastlines, including our multimedia educational presentation to motivate your staff to get involved. We provide equipment, however hard costs may apply for trees and transport.
  • License to Sustainable Coastlines logos for use on web, marketing and other promotional materials during the course of the event.
  • Love Your Water project report with metrics achieved through planting and educational work (great for CSR / sustainability reporting and marketing).
  • Access and permission to use all event images, footage and results.
  • Exposure through logo positioning on:
    • The official regional event page(s) on Sustainable Coastlines website.
    • Regional promotional collateral such as event posters.
    • Announcement and exposure of your organisation’s support to Sustainable Coastlines’ social media networks (combined audience of 12,500).
    • Opportunity to provide marketing material, run competitions and/or provide giveaways during the event. (Materials used in giveaways must be mutually agreed – with responsible packaging etc).
    • Further leveraging opportunities to be discussed.