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500 trees for Puke Kopipi Restoration Group

Puke Kopipi is an area of significance for the Ngunguru and Tutukaka Coast Community. With views over Ngunguru Estuary, Sandspit, Bream Head and Islands to the South, the area is enjoyed by many. 

Since 2011 plans and projects have been run to restore the area. Recently the community group held a planting day. 23 ambitious volunteers set out on Saturday the 6th of July to extend their efforts from last year. 500 trees went into the ground, ranging from the Top East Zone, Middle centre zone and lower gully of Puke Kopipi. Thanks to Trees That Count’s marketplace, this restoration group received the support they needed to complete their planting project for 2019. 

Robyn, a representative from the community group, was overwhelmed by the volunteers’ support and positivity. She also recounted “collecting plants from Tawapou and then distributing them from the top down into the planting areas meant it was a big job on the wheelbarrow”. Though it was all worth it! 

The community group already have plans in place for next year, they’ve outlined new planting areas and are eager for it to be the most successful planting yet.