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Enviro Group Tree Planting at Kawerau Reserve

Earlier this month of June, 33 enthusiastic TGS Enviro Groupers made their way down to Kawerau Reserve to plant trees.

This is the third year TGS students have participated in planting natives in this reserve area. The coastal fringe ecosystem of Ngātaringa Bay is of special ecological importance. These mangrove areas provide important habitat for wading birds such as the Poaka (Pied Stilt). Participation in this sort of planting is critical to the restoration of this habitat and is part of the wider Ngātaringa Eco-Corridor project.

Big thanks go to Lance from Restoring Takarunga Hauraki, the community group behind this project, and to Anna from Auckland Council. Their expertise and encouragement was invaluable…. And they supplied the tools, plants and refreshments! Big thanks also to Mr Kam for organising the TGS side of things for this event.

Mostly much appreciation goes to the TGS Enviro Group and its student leaders. Their passion, dedication and active participation in wildlife conservation in their own backyard is inspiring. Ngā mihi maioha.

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