Potters needed as plants go

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The Tamahere Community Plant Nursery has provided more than 4000 plants this year for the restoration of gullies, riverbanks and reserves.

Volunteers wanted to help plant the Mangaharakeke Streambank
Volunteers wanted to help plant the Mangaharakeke Streambank

Stocks of good sized plants are now depleted, although more should be ready later in the year, prompting a call for willing potters.

“Any help volunteers can give with potting at the nursery this coming Sunday afternoon would be much appreciated,” said the Devine Rd nursery’s organiser Jan Simmons.

The nursery will be open on Sunday, July 5 from 1pm, for potting on small seedlings into tubes as well as tubed plants into pots, to re-establish the plant supply.

Meanwhile, 200 plants have been allocated for planting of the Mangaharakeke Stream alongside the Allan Turner bridge at the end of Woodcock Road.

Tamahere Gully Care’s Leo Koppens is looking for half a dozen people to help with the planting on Sunday morning, starting at 10.00 am. If you can help, phone Leo on 856-3245.

  • Tamahere has an active gully care group and the community native plant nursery offers low cost plants to locals. The nursery is open on the first Sunday of the month, 1.30pm to 3.30pm, on Devine Road, behind the Tamahere Community Centre. Reminders of upcoming days and invitations to go along to them are posted on the Tamahere Forum.

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