Waitangi Tree Planting – Day 1 – ANZ LYW Tour 2020 | Sustainable Coastlines

Event results

What a special planting day! A huge collaboration between ANZ, Sustainable Coastlines, Ko Waitangi Te Awa Trust, Ngati Kawa, and the Northland Regional Council’s Waitangi Catchment Forum.

Across the two planting days, nearly 10,000 trees were put in the ground. On the Thursday 42 people, mainly ANZ staff and members of local marae, planted 3184 native trees at the gorgeous Lily Pond. Saturday saw 6203 stems planted on retired farm land, helped by a contingent of students from Bay of Islands College.

A storm passed through Waitangi a week prior moving masses of silt and sediment down the river and highlighting the need for well planted riparian zones. The planting sites will have an enormously positive impact on the local awa, as they both border tributaries that flow straight into the Waitangi River. These trees will help soak up any nutrient run-off from the farm, as well as provide awesome habitat for local fauna. Species planted on the Saturday include ti kouka, harakeke, manuka, oioi and toetoe.

Thanks to all those who came out, we can’t wait to head back to the north next year!

Event details

Jul 2020

Remember to bring:

  • Gumboots or sturdy, closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting a bit muddy, this is critical for Health & Safety considerations.
  • 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
  • Kai, refreshments and snacks
  • Gloves
  • Spades
  • Health & safety documentation and briefing
  • First aid kits and first aid trained staff
  • Photographs

ANZ and Sustainable Coastlines invite you to join us for an epic planting day as part of the ANZ Love Your Water Tour 2020.

Bring your family, friends and colleagues on Thursday 23rd July and we’ll arm you with all the knowledge and tools to get going.

We will be planting at the Lily Pond Waitangi Reserve, in collaboration with Ko Waitangi Te Awa Trust and Ngāti Kawa. This site holds significance locally with the wider community. There are awesome walking tracks through the reserve which we encourage you to take a trip through either before or after the planting. The Lily Pond is a great local swimming hole and is very popular on hot sunny summer days, so come back in summer for that one! 

Planting starts at 10:00 am and will be going until early 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 George on [email protected]