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Newsletter November

Pokaiwhenua Newsletter November, 2022 Well, what a couple of months weather wise, with heavy rain events and frosts that killed crops and young trees. I hope your plantings didn’t suffer too badly. We had just replanted some more plants at the Duxfield reserve after those heavy winter frosts that killed a few to be hit again, although to be fair we have been reasonably lucky with low losses. We have had Duxfield, and Lichfield sites released, and the blackberry sprayed. This is important to st...

November 25, 2022

Pokaiwhenua Newsletter

Well planting season is over for most and it has seen 40000+ native plants go in across farms that we know about. I congratulate you all on this effort it is something to be proud of . Now the focus turns to releasing all those plants and this is so important to a successful outcome for as many of those plants as possible. If you need help with finding someone to clear plants then feel free to contact us and we can point you to some contractors. We have been applying for funding in several ...

September 30, 2022

August 22 Update

Well what a contrast from our last newsletter when it was dry and we had to postpone our planting, and we were looking for rain so as to get on with our plantings. Now of course it hasn’t stopped raining but that is at least been good for our Natives that we have planted. Firstly, a huge thankyou to the community for your support at Duxfield reserve. Over 100 people turned out and consequently 4500 plants went in very quickly. Over the last few days, we have been checking on them and they are...

August 18, 2022

Newsletter 3

Well that was a dry month and aren't we loving this rain. This good soaking rain will get down deep so that when we get to planting, the plants will have a great chance to take root. It was such a shame to have to postpone the planting day at Duxfield reserve, but hey, I'm sure it will be a great sunny day come the 29th of June so we can have all the plants in the ground. The delay does mean that the power pole should be up in the planting area by then too so we will be able to plant the wh...

May 30, 2022

Planting Day Postponed

Sad news but its just to Dry to risk planting the plants and not get enough moisture down deep and they die so we have had to take the decision to move the planting day to Wed 29th of June. Lets hope lots of you can make it out to plant then and turn this space into something Beautiful....

May 17, 2022

Newsletter 2

Hi, my name is Andrew Lennox and I took on the coordinators role in March. Since then, a lot of work has been going into planning some great events coming up and I was out and about in the community meeting lots of you and discussing where the Pokaiwhenua Catchment Group (PCG) could further your environment goals. We helped several farmers to get some funding from SWEI for riparian plantings on the Ngutawera, Wairaka and Pokaiwhenua streams....

April 18, 2022

Pokaiwhenua Catchment Group planting day

September 29 was the first public planting day since the Pokaiwhenua Catchment Group was established. This occurred on land owned by the crown (DOC administered), adjoining one of the Trinity Lands Ltd farms close to where the Wiltsdown Road crosses the Pokaiwhenua stream. The group’s mission is to restore and enhance the wellbeing of the Pokaiwhenua stream and its catchment for the benefit of the community....

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