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Clubs plant in parks

July 03, 2017

Another successful planting day was carried out  recently at Te Rau Puriri Regional Park on the Kaipara South Head  by the Auckland 4WD Club, Land Rover Owners Club (Auckland) and Council park Rangers.

It’s a bit of a milestone for these clubs, as it is now 10 years that they have been actively involved in revegetation at various sites within the Park.

This planting day is made much easier by the fact that with their 4x4 vehicles and trailers they are able to get the plants and themselves to this relatively inaccessible planting site. The work involves the revegetation of areas of pasture that surrounds an existing wetland area. Planting has been carried out at this particular site for a number of years and is really becoming established.

The clubs are also involved in other events with Auckland Council rangers, like their annual ‘Muriwai Beach Clean Up’; another day that they have been heavily involved in for years.

There is also a proposal to initiate a summer project at Te Rau Puriri Regional Park.

The 4WD club’s coordinator for the planting day was Peter Vahry, who stated “Working with the Council Park Rangers over the years has been a pleasure and for newcomers to these annual events it is a surprise to see the growth of past plantings and how many plants it is possible to get into the ground by an enthusiastic group. This year there were again over fifty people involved and over 1500 plants planted out.”

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