Hawkes Bay: Atea a Rangi Matariki Tree Planting Days | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Jun 2019
Jun 2019

We provide:

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety briefing and documents (we’ll happily provide a risk assessment for you)
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs


What to bring:

  • Gumboots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy. This is critical for Health & Safety considerations: those not wearing closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes. At least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottle (filled up and ready to go)
  • Your old or unused mobile phone to recycle. As charity partner of the RE:MOBILE phone recycling scheme, donating your old mobile helps us raise critical funds for freshwater restoration.
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater on social media or email photos to [email protected]

As part of the ANZ 2019 Love Your Water Tour, The Ātea a Rangi Educational Trust, Hawkes Bay Regional Council and Sustainable Coastlines invites you to come and celebrate Matariki and the Winter Solstice by planting native trees at the Waitangi Regional Park.

This series of events is based at the Ātea a Rangi star compass at the mouth of the Awatoto River.  An area of significance to Tangata Whenua of the area – it is a place the needs protection.  So come and plant native trees at this beautiful spot!

There are six planting days that you can register for (feel free to come along to as many as you like):

  • Monday 24 June – Schools and businesses 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Tuesday 25 June – Schools and businesses 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Wednesday 26 June – Schools and businesses 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Thursday 27 June – Schools and businesses 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Friday 28 June – Schools and businesses 9:00AM – 3:00PM
  • Saturday 29 June – Community 9:00AM – 12:00PM – followed by a free epic lunch provided by Meximama and The Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Registration for these planting days is compulsory for Health and Safety reasons, so please register on the form below to book your spot.

When you arrive on site, look out for our blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and high-vis helpers.

If you have any questions about getting involved, please contact Sam Judd on 021 058 9349 or [email protected]