Plant the river walkway

5 June 2014

A two-day community planting session is to take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th June, with the community invited to enjoy a walk along the River, listen to local history and help to plant a few native plants. All that’s required is a pair of gumboots some gloves and a spade, as lunch will be provided.

The well known stretch of the Manawatū River, where the kaitiaki peketahi lives, has been cleared of weeds to establish a walkway, which will be open to the public during the summer months.

With thanks from the Taumata Farm owners and funding from Central Government’s Fresh Start for Fresh Water Clean-Up Fund through the Manawatū River Leaders’ Accord grants initiative; Te Kāuru-Hapū Collective and Horizons Regional Council have been working on this project over the past nine months.

Te Kāuru-Hapū Collective representative Hine Carberry says that like the Parahaki Island Project the planting is a good opportunity for the community to be involved and be part of bigger vision which is the improvement and health of the Manawatū River.

Each day will begin at 9.30am at the Hori Herehere Reserve on the corner of Weber Road and Otope Road. If postponed a notice will be on More FM at 7.30am on the Friday 13 June. The alternative date if postponed will be the 20th & 21st June.

 

LUNCH will be provided.

Please RSVP to rmaofficer@rangitane.co.nz by 11th June.

WHERE: Meet at Hori Herehere Reserve (4.2 KM west on Miller Street towards Weber Road from the Warehouse) for karakia and instructions.

 

DATE/TIME: 9.30am-2.30pm Friday-Saturday 13 & 14 June

WHAT TO BRING:

1. Gumboots, gloves and a spade

2. Thermos with a hot drink and/or plenty of water to drink