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Preparation Underway For Volunteer Planting Days At Hakarimata A Extension Project Site

The Hakarimata A extension planting project is currently being prepared for planting in May this year, with all tree work and weed control now completed.

The 318m long by 10m wide planting project, located on a Department of Conservation reserve just two minutes drive north of Ngaruawahia on Hakarimata Rd, has been supported by funding from the Waikato Catchment Ecological Enhancement Trust

There are 6,200 plants going into the ground at the site. All plants have been sourced from local nurseries using eco-sourced seed. Three volunteer community planting events in May are planned with the support of local schools, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Bernard Fergusson and Glen Massey, along with staff from Telecom and Genesis Energy.

With the excellent support received from neighbours to the project and community enthusiasm for planting, the project is progressing very well.

Fingers crossed for fine weather in early May.

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