First and foremost, A BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers that turned up to plant yesterday, Saturday 16 July 2016. There was an overwhelming number in support. You were all awesome, like one big machine, it was amazing. The turnout was beyond our expectations, given the cancellation of the first planting day 9th July 2016. We would like to acknowledge the people who were intending to turn up, to plant on 9 July. The volunteer representation on 16 July, came from San Rafael, California, USA, Wellington, Taradale, Napier, Gisborne, Frasertown, Wairoa, Mahanga, and Mahia. Your time and effort is most appreciated. It was beautiful to witness the passion that went into the planting.
A BIG THANK YOU to the community of Wairoa, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne, East Coast, and the rest of the country for your support in promoting the Group’s activities.
A wonderful successful day with happy volunteers and a happy WCM Group, some feeling rather stuffed at the end of the day, with a few finding it hard to stop. Awesome work everyone.
It is estimated that between five to six thousand native plants were planted.
A few sore muscles and scratches here and there. Parents and grandparents left with some excellent working tired children.
Another big step completed towards Restoring the Whangawehi Awa to its pristine condition.
Nga mihi aroha ki a koutou, nga kaitiaki o Papatuanuku.