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Wairio Wetland Planting Day – June 22, 2017

Written by Ross Cottle
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Ross Cottle and Jim Campbell from DUNZ with Lucien Keightley and Josh Johnston from Palliser Ridge Station. Ross Cottle and Jim Campbell from DUNZ with Lucien Keightley and Josh Johnston from Palliser Ridge Station.

Another great day on the journey to restore the Wairio Wetland!

About 40 good folk, including a large and enthusiastic contingent from the local Kahutara Primary School, turned up on a nice fine Wairarapa day to add 300 odd trees to the thousands planted over the last 12 years at the Wetland.

Don Bell, a great supporter of the project, had all the plants on site and some good keen lads from Palliser Ridge Station and Trevor Thompson from DUNZ had holes dug before the planting contingent from the school and others arrived. Thus, the actual planting proceeded at pace and all adjourned for refreshments before mid-day. Apart from one attempt at synchronised swimming (it is a wetland after all) all went to plan! It is hard to beat a day out in the elements helping to make things better in this land of ours!

Ross Cottle

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