Harbourview-Orangihina Community Planting Day | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

Event Details

Aug 2017

We provide:

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Drinks: Water and juice plus tea and coffee for adults
  • Health & safety briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

What to bring:

  • 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].

What a day – the people bring the impact!

We had around 90 people turn up to plant 2,100 native trees at Te Atatu’s Harbourview-Orangihina Park. Good people, good conversation, good outcome. A picture says a thousand words so please scroll through the photos above to see how it all went down.

Bring on next year. Love your water!



As part of our 2017 Love Your Water project, we invite you to join us on Saturday 26 August for a day of tree planting on the shores of the upper Waitemata Harbour, at the entrance to the Whau River. Join Sustainable Coastlines and other local groups for a fun day of planting activity and riparian education.

Harbourview-Orangihina Park is a special slice of Auckland, containing some of the city’s last remaining stretches of wetland and being home to, amongst others, the endemic Fernbird ormātātā. This planting event will contribute to the ongoing restoration of the park, spearheaded over the last five years by Forest & Bird’s Motu Manawa Restoration Group and Friends of Harbourview.

Simply meet from 10.00am at the Gloria Avenue car park and look for our blue Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear. We’ll be starting from 10.00am and finishing up around 1:00pm. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but afterwards we’ll all come together for a tasty sausage sizzle and some Phoenix Organics Drinks.