Wairarapa waves adios to week of wicked fun

 —  21/09/2009

Phew that just flew by quickly.  I can’t believe Conservation Week 09 is finished!

Wairarapa turned on the weather, the people and the enthusiasm over the past week and hosted more than 20 events.  It was such an awesome time with two events at Aratoi, two dune plantings (Castlepoint & Riversdale), about 6 or 7 stream plantings, a beach clean-up, some school visits and one weed swap.  Plus a mountain bike ride, some weeding and a scavenger hunt.  The variety was huge.

I want to thank everyone who came out and got involved.  I don’t think we met my target of 5,000 people (which was probably a little challenging) but we definitely got close to 2,000.  Next year we’ll make it bigger and better so watch out world here comes Wairarapa!

Any feedback about our events would be super.  You can email me at acosgrove@doc.govt.nz or give us a ring at the office.

Dune planting at Castlepoint - an iconic landmark in NZ

Dune planting at Castlepoint - an iconic landmark in NZ