Te Toke Road Enhancement Project Update
Thursday, 15 December 2011
The hectare of land at Te Toke Road was being used as a dumping ground before restoration began earlier this year. The site was spot sprayed in May and was then ripped to make rows for the trees by a tractor and ripper. This was very helpful when it came time for planting as the ground was very compact.
The community planting day was well attended, including the Te Toke marae, local primary schools, parents, whanau and the college’s first XV rugby team. Don Scarlet and Michelle Archer also attended on behalf of WCEET. Around 2400 native plants have been planted at the site.
This riverside planting project reflected how important the Waikato River and its surrounding lands are to iwi and the community of Reporoa.