Thursday, December 7, 2023

Sun shines on planting day at Mangemangeroa

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Friends of Mangemangeroa¬†[FoM] chairperson Marion Skelton addresses the volunteers at Saturday’s annual planting at Mangemangeroa Reserve in Somerville. Behind her is Jim Duckworth, a founder of FoM and long-term member of Howick Rotary.
The Friends of Mangemangeroa, along with around 120 volunteers from various organisations including Rotary, Botany & Flat Bush Ethnic Association, Pakuranga Chinese Association, Botany Chinese Association, New Zealand Chinese Support & Caring Group, and members of the local community, joined forces for this planting.

Notable attendees lending their support were Howick Local Board members John Spiller, Bruce Kendall and Peter Young.

Auckland Council Park Ranger Julie Robson was also present, offering her assistance.

Two planting sites were designated at the top of the Rotary Loop, where a total of more than 460 eco-sourced plants were planted.

“We thank NZ Biosecurity for assisting with the moving of the plants and equipment the previous day,” said Friends of Mangemangeroa¬†chairperson Marion Skelton.

“As a thank you after the planting, Howick Rotary treated all the volunteers to a delicious sausage sizzle once the planting was completed–this was greatly appreciated by everyone in attendance.

“A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the volunteers who participated and contributed their efforts at this planting day.”

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