Planting day:200 new natives at Mangemangeroa

Dozens of volunteers braved the dismal weather on Saturday to plant more trees at Mangemangeroa Reserve.

The community planting day – hosted by Friends of Mangemangeroa and the Rotary Club of Howick – had around 2000 plants to dig-in including cabbage trees and flax. The wet weather didn’t deter around 50-60 people including a senior school group. Pakuranga MP Simeon Brown and Christopher Luxon, National’s candidate to stand for the Botany seat in September’s General Election, were also there.

Hundreds and hundreds of plants went in at Mangemangeroa Reserve on Saturday. The weather breaks here to allow a glimpse of the Hauraki Gulf. Photo Nick Krause