Porirua Tree Planting, Battle Hill | Sustainable Coastlines

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Jul 2022

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

As part of our partnership with Porirua City Council and Ngāti Toa Rangatira on the Streamside Planting Programme, we invite you to join us on Saturday 30th  July for a community planting day at Battler Hill Farm Park. The Streamside Planting Programme is set to transform the health of our waterways and Te Awarua-o-Porirua harbour, and this is the first public planting since its launch – so we’d love to have you with us.

In collaboration with ANZ and Greater Wellington Regional Council, we’re planting out Swampy Gully to support the on-going efforts to restore these wetlands – all hands welcome to continue this epic mahi!

How to get there:

Head to Battle Hill Farm Park on Paekākāriki Hill Rd. Continue on the gravel road, past the farm house and camping grounds, for approx. 1km. Look out for the blue and white Sustainable Coastlines flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

What does the day involve?

9:30 am – Registration opens at Battle Hill Farm Park.

9:45 am – Blessing by Ngāti Toa, opening words from Sustainable Coastlines/Porirua City Council and others.

10:00 am – Safety briefing and planting demonstration. Planting begins!

12:30 pm – Return to home base for kai, refreshments and group photo.

13:15 EXTRA TIME –  For those who wish to stay longer, we will continue planting until pack-up at 2pm  (tree dependent).

Any questions – contact Dan on [email protected]