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First Community Planting Day 2018 confirmed

Saturday 23rd June will be the third time we will have held a community planting day at the White Rock Hills property, Marohemo – your hosts Bryce & Aneta, Peter & Prue. Of course it has been a brilliant Summer/Autumn for plant survival, and we look forward to...

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Free trees to please our harbour

As a result of an awesome grant from Foundation North to meet nursery costs (and a lot of hard work from our trusty nursery volunteers), the HarbourCare committee has now decided how best to help landowners who want to plant trees. So, if: The site is within the...

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Highlights from HarbourCare Annual Report

As this year’s planting season gets underway it is good to look back on the previous year’s achievements.  The Society’s business plan called for 16,000 trees to be planted in 2016, and this was more than achieved, spread over 13 sites in the area.  This compares with...

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Planting day success at Marohemo

The Mayoral chain and robes were notably absent when Kaipara Mayor Greg Gent joined Otamatea HarbourCare’s community planting day at the Lupton farm last Saturday.  Rather, spade and gumboots were the order of the day.  Apart from getting over 1,500 trees in the...

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First Community Planting Day confirmed

Mark Saturday 10th of June down in your diaries for a planting day at the White Rock Hills property, Marohemo – your hosts Bryce & Aneta, Peter & Prue.  This follows on from the success of last season’s planting, and demonstrates their commitment to an ongoing...

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It’s all go in the Otamatea HarbourCare nursery

While there are a few carryover plants from last season, the main focus now is on next year’s crop.  Already kaihikatea, kanuka, houhere, and mahoe seedlings propagated in the nursery have been pricked out, and the first of the consignments of our flax, cabbage tree...

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Matakohe kids get their coats off

More than 90 years after our first New Zealand-born Prime Minister used the election slogan ‘Coats off with Coates’, students from his old school at Matakohe did just that as they planted trees at Ruatuna, the Coates family farm, now cared for by Heritage New Zealand....

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