Photo of the week: Onoke Spit planting

Department of Conservation —  24/07/2013

This week’s photo was taken by Pete Monk at a local planting day at Onoke Spit in the South Wairarapa.

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The Friends of Onoke Spit hold a yearly planting day in a gorse infested area at the beginning of the scenic Onoke Spit, clearing multiple plots of gorse to make way for native plants.

Children from the local Kahutara Primary School, and others from the area, attend each year and make a major contribution to getting the plants in the ground. The young plants also get protective matting and covers to help them survive in the wild climate of the Palliser coast.


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