4/05/2019 : Community planting day on Taharoa

You are invited to plant native trees on Taharoa Trust the 4th of May 2019 (1637 Mahia East Coast Road). As usual, holes will be prepared to make your life easy so bring your family and friend to support this awesome project and enjoy some fellowship with like minded people. More info will be posted closer to the time.

15/03/2019 : Asia Pacific International River Award celebration

You are all invited to come and celebrate the Awards on Friday the 15th of March at 6 pm.

Where : Mokotahi hall – Mahia


17th of June 2017 : planting day going ahead

The Whangawehi Catchment Management Group is planning on hosting a community planting day on the 17th of June : WhangawehiPlanting2017

When and Where :
17th of June 2017 – The planting site is on Okepuha Station 1782 Mahia East Coast Road.
Time :
8.30 am start – just turn up! The site is easily accessible from the main driveway so you can come at any time.
3.30 pm End

Planting sites will be signposted on the day from the Mahia Beach Road
Bring :
Sturdy shoes, hat, dress for the weather, rain or shine
BYO lunch and drinks

Contacts :
Secretary : Rae Te Nahu 068375537 or
Project Coordinator : Nic Caviale 068388527 or

Thank you for your support.

Looking forward to seeing you there


Update 2 July 2016

Everything looks great at this year’s planting site.   The area has been fenced and sprayed and the plants have started arriving. The plants look very healthy.   All the holes will be dug and the plants laid out so it will just be a matter of planting the tree and ensuring it is firmly in the ground. We will make a decision if the weather is looking dodgy by the Thursday before, and email you through this list.  We will be on site from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm

Meeting point is at the Whangawehi Bridge car park – just turn up.

Directions – Once you have arrived in Opoutama just follow the red arrows to Whangawehi Bridge.  In Opoutama the first turn is right, over the railway crossing onto Ormond Drive, stay on this road which then becomes East Coast Road which will take you to the Whangawehi Bridge car park.  Personnel will be there to direct you from there.   It is not safe to drive vehicles down the hill to the actual planting site, so we will have transport down the hill or you may prefer to walk down the old road (about 10 minutes).

 Late Arrivals – there is a plan for you too.

FeeI free to arrive and leave when it suits, if you arrive after we have left the Whangawehi Bridge Car Park, there will be arrows to direct you to Pongaroa Station, first turn on the right over the Whangawehi bridge,  just continue to follow the arrows. When you arrive at the last gate where cars are not permitted to enter for safety reasons, you may have to walk to the site (approx 10 minutes down hill).

It will be great to see you there.

Thank you all for your support.

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