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Imagine a machine that could effortlessly sow native seeds straight into the ground, creating within hours what will grow to become a woodland, open forest or wildlife corridor.

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On Friday the Motutapu Restoration Trust celebrated 21 years of volunteer conservation work on Motutapu Island.

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Students at Moturoa School in Taranaki are working hard to save their rare local plants from extinction.

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A story about the humble conservation legend, Arthur Blair Cowan MBE, who passed away in Otorohanga last month, aged 98.

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For Lake Areare’s last planting day of the year, the support was so strong we weren’t sure if we had enough plants!

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DOC teamed up with local councils, iwi, and a variety of conservation groups in the Horowhenua/Manawatu, to get their hands dirty over the winter months and plant trees.

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Today’s photo of the week is of volunteers planting harakeke/flax at Athenree Saltmarsh wetland near Tauranga.

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The Athenree and nearby Waihi Beach community have taken on a challenge to plant over 9000 plants at the wetland over winter.

This work is part of a multi-year project to return farmland to wetland habitat for threatened native animals.

Photo by Peter Huggins, Partnerships Ranger, Tauranga.