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Converting dairy farm to native forest

Located an hour out of Auckland on the Awhitu Peninsula exists an 80 acre property that used to function as a dairy farm. Matthew Hamilton, now the current owner of the land, has aspirations to convert a portion of it into a bush and native sanctuary.

The property features three waterways, however, there is a lack of vegetation on the land. Z Energy in collaboration with a range of other supporters have funded an amazing 300 trees to this Middle Drain project.

Matthew is now able to commence his planting plans, starting with increasing the number of natives around waterways and on the riparian boundaries.

His overall vision is to create an environment that encourages bird and wildlife to reside in the area. Improving the quality of these waterways is something Matthew hopes will occur as a byproduct of tree planting.