‘Giving Back’ Conservation Planting

Wairakei Primary School Enviro was been invited to be a part of a Wetlands planting programme being undertaken on the Mangamingi Landcorp Farm.

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Checking out the farm map

Senior students Leroy, Ty, Finn and Holly attended a site visit where they met with Claire, from Conservation Volunteers (Auckland), Gordon from Landcorp (Wellington) and Mr Bolton, the farm’s manager.

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Ty Leroy Finn and Holly learn about the farm from Mr Bolton

Two planting areas were viewed with discussions involving suitable native plant species, planting techniques, weed and pest control.

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Holly Finn Ty and Leroy

Mr Bolton showed us a map of the whole farm and explained the forest and native bush areas and stock numbers.

We now look forward to the actual planting day.

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Checking out the planting site

Checking out the farm map