Drury Community Planting Day with Auranga | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Sep 2018

What does the day involve?

  • 9:30am Registration opens at Bremner Road. Tea and coffee served.
  • 10:00am Karakia from local iwi, opening words from Sustainable Coastlines and Auranga.
  • 10:15am Planting demonstration and safety briefing
  • 12:30pm Return to home base for lunch.
  • 13:00pm Photo and quick formalities.
  • 13:15pm Either we head back out and plant any remaining plants or we wrap things up.

What do you need to bring?

  • Closed-toe sturdy shoes, such as sneakers, sports shoes, tramping boots or gumboots are required for participation.
  • Warm and waterproof clothes: NZ weather is unpredictable. Bring at least one warm top layer and a rain jacket.
  • Sun hat and sun cream.
  • Reusable water bottle, filled-up and ready to go – we will have plenty of refills.
  • Snacks (lunch will be provided).
  • Camera (optional) – this is a unique and beautiful location and we’d love to see your photos. Use #loveyourcoast on social media or email to [email protected]
  • Your old mobile phone to recycle through the RE:Mobile phone recycling scheme.

What did Sustainable Coastlines provide?

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • A light lunch
  • Health & safety documents and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs
  • Our Love Your Water presentation delivered on-site by our experienced ambassadors

For more information contact Shelley on [email protected].

The tree planting held by Sustainable Coastlines on Saturday, the 29th of September was the third time we had partnered with Auranga, an environmentally responsible development in Drury.  It was a fun day, planting 2200 trees with 94 members of the community, local schools, our team and theirs.  Sustainable Coastlines’ Shelley Butt headed the event with the help of Fletcher Sunde and Amy Klitscher and her international Volunteers. What a great day it was!

With health and safety consulting by Andrew from Xigo and manpower Dempsy Wood, the plants supplied by Craig and The Plant People, the extra spades from Matthew and New Zealand Bio-security Services Ltd, and the catering team led by Amy Wong Kam it was a big team effort to make this event happen!

Special thanks goes to Kitty, Rachel Elizabeth and Charles from Auranga and to Hero Potini from Ngāti Tamaoho for his opening karakia.

Auranga is a place that has been designed with the community at its heart, but building a new community on a greenfields site comes with a responsibility to the natural environment. This is why the partnership between Sustainable Coastlines and Auranga is so important. Auranga is serious about contributing to improved waterways and is planting tens of thousands of native plants in rain gardens, wetlands and along stream banks and the estuary. These natural features, along with large and cleverly designed parks, reserves, esplanades, walkways and cycle-paths all contribute to a healthier environment. We would like to invite you to be a part of this ecological invigoration.