• Bush Society members: John Kinloch, Liz Goodwin, Sue Rawstron, Jo Broad, Richard Hursthouse, Stuart George.
  • Aiden and Jo Broad, Lorenzo Gusso-Broad, Auckland Council Team Leader Volunteering & Programmes Paul Duffy, Keegan Duffy.
  • Kevin O'Carroll, Jack and Simon Watts.
  • Madi, Nigel and Meelah Hall.
  • Paula Arkensteyn, Linda Hofstra, David Hofstra, William Hays.
  • Serena Gao, Julia Zheng, Jessica Gong, Nancy He, Helen Feng.
  • Ashley Ganda, Nikeisha Parsot, Alexandra Lee, Jennifer Wu.
  • Volunteers came in spades.
  • Centennial Park Bush Society Chair Richard Hursthouse gives planting instructions.
  • Plenty of volunteers came out to help.
  • Planting near the 8th hole of Pupuke Golf Course.
  • Centennial Park award winner.

Nature loving volunteers came in spades

Around 170 enthusiastic volunteers, including a large group of St Cuthbert's College students, gathered with their spades, boots and gloves to take part in the annual Centennial Park Community Planting Day on Saturday 4th July. The planting of 1,650 native shrubs along the bank beside the seventh hole of Pupuke Golf Course, who prepared the ground for the project, means that this water catchment edge can now help reduce potential flooding of nearby properties. The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board financed the plants which were supplied by Scrub Growers in Wainui. A generous morning tea was provided by Bush Society members. Centennial Park is such a treasure in our community and is truly deserving of its national 'Healthy Park Award 2020'.

Issue 112 August 2020