Porirua Working Bee, Waitangirua | Sustainable Coastlines

Event impacts

How lucky we were to have the sunshine keep us warm while we guarded 450 trees in the Belmont Stockyards! The community came out dressed in their muddy best as we chatted over yummy snacks and shared a lot of laughs. It was so nice to see newcomers keen to get in on the action as well as the returning Working Bee regulars. Many hands made light work and we finished up several banks in only a couple of hours. Keep an eye out for future events! We’d love to see you there!

Event details

Aug 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 13th August for a community planting day/working bee in Waitangirua, within Belmont Regional Park.

We have just put in 4,500 plants into the park, and have a few hundred more to put in, as well as putting guards on as many fo the trees as possible.

How to get there: head to 44 Waihora Cres, and find a park either next to the sports field or on the road. – We’ll meet from 9.30 am and head down into the gully to begin planting – look out for the Sustainable Coastlines and Porirua City flags and friendly helpers in high-vis gear.

What does the day involve?

9:30 am – Registration opens at Belmont Stockyards, Waitangirua, Tea and coffee served.

9:40 am – Intro, safety briefing and planting demonstration. Planting and guarding begins!

13:00 pm – Return to home base for refreshments and group photo.

Any questions – contact Dan on [email protected]