Gisborne: Campion College School Planting Day | Sustainable Coastlines

Event Details

Jul 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 Love Your Water 2019 planting tour, come and join us on Thursday the 25th July to support Campion College to give some love to their local waterway!

A bad-weather backup date is scheduled for the following day (Friday the 26th of July).

This project started in 2014 and with 50 native trees. Over the past 5 years, Campion College have expanded this area and planted over 500 native plants. Their vision is to plant the whole (7,483.12m squared) area out with New Zealand native plants, to restore and maintain the Taruheru river and create a biodiverse native habitat for New Zealand native flora and fauna to survive and flourish.

They also envision a pathway through the area with tables for Campion students to study at and spend time in the NZ native environment. They hope to eventually open it up to the Gisborne public allowing them to access and be apart of this native area, creating a local community space.

Please contact Event Director, George Beattie with any questions about how you can get involved on [email protected] or 027 443 6743