The last day of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019 went off!!! By the time the 95 volunteers went home, 4,914 trees had been planted. The wind and mud made for a challenging and long day of planting, but there was no way the magic could be deterred with everyone going home safely with a smile on their face.
The day had an exciting vibe about, due to being the last day of the tour and having 60 motivated students from Clayton Park School, Manurewa College and Rosehill College. Volunteers planted all along the Papakura Stream with most trees infilling areas from previous plantings. This meant we were able to plant some secondary tree species (Kahikatea, Matipo, Pittosporum and Horoeka) as they are now sheltered to grow between the pioneer species (Tī Kōuka, Harakeke and Manuka).
Collaborative events like this one are classically kiwi, with a mix of different organisations participating. ANZ sponsored the overall event event which Sustainable Coastlines organised. Volunteers came from all over Auckland, with ANZ staff and local students being the majority. The Local Papakura Board sponsored the spraying of the area, whilst The Million Trees Initiative helped get the plants there. The remaining 500 plants are to be planted by our good friends at New Zealand Corrections the following week. Refreshing drinks were put on by Charlies Organics and a sausage sizzle was met with great delight by the volunteers.
Thanks to everyone who showed their support for this final ANZ Love Your Water Tour event. We hope to see you all next year!!
ANZ and Sustainable Coastlines invite you to join us for our last day of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2019. On this last day of the tour, we’re aiming for a massive effort of 5,500 more trees to be planted.
The planting area is located along the Papakura Stream, which flows into the Pahurehure inlet and into the Manukau Harbour. Last year we planted 3,000 trees in this same reserve, so we will have an awesome chance to check on their progress, whilst planting more further down stream.
Bring your family, friends and colleagues on Thursday 26th September to 118 Takanini School Road, Trimdon Reserve Area, Papakura and we’ll arm you with all the knowledge and tools to get going. Planting starts at 9:30am and will be going until the afternoon.
Places are limited for this event so please register on the form below to confirm your attendance. Even if you can only spare a few hours we would love to see you there.
For more information, please contact Dan on [email protected]