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Tawharanui Regional Park Tree Planting - kid & teen friendly event

  • 6 Jun 2021
  • 8:45 AM
  • 1181 Takatu Road, RD6, Tawharanui Peninsula, Auckland 0986
  • *  Please note at 18th May this was changed from Motuihe tree planting as Red Boats changed their schedule 2 weeks after putting the first schedule out.

    Organiser:   Imogen - PLEASE NEWBIES, please me to let me know you'd like to attend first, then register on the Auckland Council website also, so I can add you to my contact list for numbers. Members please register directly with the council & pop me a text so I know who to keep an eye out for!!

    Phone:   027 289 8440 (ALL newbies please phone, no text please)
    Tāwharanui Regional Park, 1181 Takatu Road,  Tawharanui Peninsula, Auckland 0986
    (Please meet us in the big, main carpark nearer the beach). 

    Time:       8.45am   (PLEASE NOTE EARLY MEET TIME!!!)
                      Tree planting commences at 9am.   


    • Financial members    Free  - NO BUS TODAY!
    • Non-members             Free - NO BUS TODAY!
    • Juniors                           FREE - NO BUS TODAY!

    • Website links to book with council:

Continuing our Club's annual give back to the environment, we will plant at Tawharanui Regional Park over the Winter months.
Those that have planted at Tawharanui in the past, it's a chance to see how well your baby trees from previous plantings are doing. 

The work is easy, as the ground should be damp and extremely rewarding as we help to re-plant extremely important food sources and habitat for the creatures that inhabit the park. 

  • What do I bring?
  • Wear suitable clothing and CLEAN, strong, flat shoes.
  • Bring CLEAN gardening gloves if you have them.  They have some available.
  • Bring your snacks,lunch and water as a backup and they (TOSSI) provide tea, coffee and lunch.
  • Rain coats or sun protection depending on the day.  
  • Please bring a clean change of shoes and bag to put them in for the trip back. 
  • A full change of clean clothes for the trip back in your car.

Most tree planting is very well organised and then after, yummy bbq sausages and tea and coffee that the organisers provide at lunchtime, we usually head off to do a couple of hours walk after planting and see how many of the amazing native bird species we can spot in this exceptionally beautiful park, even in Winter!

  • What does the work involve?
  • Every year, Tāwharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc (TOSSI) grows plants from seeds collected in the park. Join TOSSI, park rangers and other volunteers at this beautiful Regional Park and help plant them. Wear good, enclosed boots or shoes and weather-appropriate clothing 
  • Volunteers usually work in pairs, one digging the hole and the other placing the plant in the hole with the fertilizer tab, or work by yourself if preferred. The earth will then be returned and firmed down so Pukeko's can't pull them out.
    It is critically important that we only plant in designated sites, your leader will show you where and how to plant.  Very easy, rewarding work. 

(Cancellations:  Subject to extreme weather - please check on the council website for cancellations.
If planting is cancelled and the weather is not too extreme, we will still head up to Tawharanui and tramp only instead).

Bring your camera/phone as the sea views and bird life all around you on this park are gorgeous! 


*  Only come out with us if you are well 
*  You are welcome to use your face mask and hand sanitiser. 
*  There will be a COVID-19 QR code available for scanning
*  If you have arrived from overseas in the last month, please stay away.

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