Papakōwhai ANZ Planting Day 2 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

This was the final planting event for the year as we move into hotter summer conditions and what an impactful way to wrap up the planting season! 

We had 45 people contributing to the planting of just over 2000 plants in Papakōwhai Reserve in Porirua where Paremata and Papakōwhai school had also previously contributed to the planting of natives. Most attendees live locally and can now watch as the natives planted in the tidal zone and surrounding banks grow into maturity like the surrounding established kōwhai and mānuka trees. 

A big thank you to ANZ and Wellington Community Trust for sponsoring the event and for the collaboration of Porirua City Council. Again thank you to all who got stuck in, especially on the harder banks where dedicated locals rallied to get the final plants in! We’re looking forward to continuing to work together at planting days next year.

Event details

Oct 2021

Remember to bring:

  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, this is critical for Health & Safety considerations. Hiking shoes are great!
  • 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)
  • Bring a camera (optional). We would love to see your event photos! Use the tag #loveyourwater and @sustainablecoastlines on social media

We will provide: 

  • Trees and planting site
  • A planting tutorial
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Refreshments
  • Health & safety documentation and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday the 30th of October for a community planting day at Papakōwhai Reserve in Porirua. The event is open to all – we’d love to see you, your friends and whānau for our final planting event of the season!

Over 10 years, multi-award-winning Sustainable Coastlines has motivated over 90,000 people to plant over 260,000 trees, help us with the planting at Papakōwhai by registering for the event below.

How to get there: Head along Papakōwhai Rd to the reserve, between Romesdale Rd and Brora Crew – and we’ll meet 9.00 am; look out for the Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

We’ll be starting from 9.00 am and finishing up around 11.30am. You can stay for as little or as long as you like, but we’ll finish planting come 11.00am and all come together for some photos and Phoenix Organics Drinks before wrapping up for the day.

What does the day involve?
9:00 am Registration opens at Papapkōwhai Reserve.
9:10 am Safety briefing and planting demonstration.
9:30 am Begin planting.
11:00 am Finish planting. Photo and quick formalities, Phoenix drinks.
11:30am(ish) Event finishes.

Any questions – contact Jemma on [email protected]

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