Quick work on the Spinifex planting

Volunteers at work on Spinifex Planting Day.

We have such a fantastic community! On Saturday 29 September 2018 about 30 or 40 volunteers turned up and over the course of a couple of hours planted 3,500 Spinifex plants.

The plants were supplied by Horowhenua District Council and we’d like to thank Ann, Ben, Gus, Marjo, Sean and the others who worked so hard alongside our volunteers to get the plants to the right places. They also laid on a great barbecue at the end of the work.

The plants went in near the north track to the beach off Reay Mackay Grove, and posts with tape were also planted to help mark out the new areas set aside for sand preservation and restoration.

It was so good to see so many from the community (and even from Manakau) turn out to help with this planting. Many thanks to all.

Update 02 October 2018: Ann Clark said: We planted 3500 plants in record time, overwhelmed by the response from the community … and We are also hopeful we get a good survival rate of these plants, the ground conditions were perfect and with the additional fencing protection they are off to a good start.

Here are a few photos from the event.

So many volunteers planting.
So many volunteers planting.
Spinifex plants all ready.
Spinifex plants all ready.
Young plants.
Young plants.
Holding the line.
Holding the line.
Stages of planting.
Stages of planting.
Volunteers at work on Spinifex Planting Day.
Volunteers at work on Spinifex Planting Day.
Volunteers at work on Spinifex Planting Day.
Volunteers at work on Spinifex Planting Day.
A line of new Spinifex.
A line of new Spinifex.
Hard at work on Spinifex planting day.
Hard at work on Spinifex planting day.

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