A message from Craig Pauling, Te Ara Kākāriki Chair
We would like to extend an invitation to all to attend the Annual Friends of Te Ara Kākāriki Meeting next month at Lincoln University. Please see poster above for details.
While winter is a quiet time for planting, those of us at Te Ara Kākāriki are busy preparing for the Spring planting season ahead. We are excited to have plans for the planting of over 10,000 plants at 16 greendot sites this Spring.
Two volunteer Plantout days are planned, one in the Tai Tapu and Lincoln area on Saturday 8th September and the other in Hororata and surrounds for Saturday 22nd September. Mark the date in your diary now or even better go to www.kakariki.org.nz/howtohelp/volunteer and register to attend! Other spring planting events will also be planned so keep an eye out on our website and Facebook page for details.
Te Ara Kākāriki also provide Corporate Staff Planting days during the week. We can plan a day that suits your group, provide spades, gloves and plants, give a planting demonstration and a talk on local biodiversity. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Our Kids Discovery Plantout Programme school groups are also busy planning for their plantout events at another nine sites by the end of the year. It is fantastic to be able to confirm that the Rātā Foundation will be continuing their support for the programme with funding for another 18 months.
In this newsletter we share with you highlights from some of this month’s Kids Discovery Plantout activities and a bit about our Annual Te Ara Kākāriki Plantout Tour.