Onepoto is transformed

Titahi Bay School Environment group swapped their school books for spades last Thursday to help plant 750 Northern Rata gifted by the Project Crimson Trust to the Porirua City Council.

Porirua Mayor Jenny Brash joined the children at Onepoto Park, extending her gratitude to the Council, Project Crimson and the children for their contribution to the city’s future.
The children and their teachers with help from Project Crimson and Porirua City Council managed to successfully plant all morning, despite the dreadful weather.
Porirua Parks and Reserves Manager Bill Inge said Porirua City Council were extremely thankful for the Northern Rata, donated to them from Project Crimson last year.
“The woodland in Titahi Bay was recently cleared of old Pine, Eucalyptus and Macrocarpa trees that had become dangerous to the public and will be replaced with these lush natives” he said.
A series of community planting days have also taken place in the area.
Bill says the council regularly work successfully with schools and clubs on planting programmes and it seemed sensible to extend this opportunity to members of the community.
The city council hope to complete the planting within the month.