Date: 13 August 2012
This weekend’s Rugby Living Legends planting event at Whareroa Farm, Kapiti Coast had a great turnout with great weather to accompany it. Over 2,600 plants were successfully put into the ground, thanks to the hard work of local Kapiti coast residents and students from Paraparaumu Beach School.
Nearly 150 students joined the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Whareroa Guardians on Friday for a planting demonstration, to learn about ecological restoration and plant 1,000 native plants.
On Saturday morning, 70 locals of all ages planted an additional 1,600 plants. To celebrate everyone’s hard work a free sausage sizzle was provided afterwards, courtesy of DOC and the local Rugby Union.
Whareroa Farm, on the Kapiti Coast, is a 450ha recreation reserve managed by a partnership between DOC and the Whareroa Guardians. Whareroa comprises a working farm, regenerating native bush, a network of tracks for walkers, mountain bikers and horse-rider, and areas of significant cultural and historic interest.
Matt Barnett, 027 704 6464