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Waiheke Island

WETLAND RESTORATION

"Students get busy planting natives" - On Friday social studies and maths made way for a practical lesson in ecosystems and the importance of wetlands when Waiheke High School students helped plant out the wetland at the bottom of the school grounds. The area was cleared of huge swathes of pamapas in Nov 2007 to reveal a raupo wetland then developed the following year to allow the stream to flow under Hooks Lane & out to sea. Under the care of landscaping expert & conservationist Tony King-Turner, the land either side has been planted with natives. The planting used 400 natives, grown on the island by Gulf Trees at the eco-village & purchased for the wetland project by the Hauraki Gulf Conservation Trust. On hand to direct the students was Mr King-Turner and high school teacher Anton Ford"

- Waiheke Marketplace - August 17th, 2011

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