Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Ko Te Awa Ahau: Matariki Tree Planting for the Omaru river

Today a group of Year 7 and 8 students joined schools across Glen Innes to plant trees to celebrate Matariki and help protect the Omaru creek.

 We were welcomed on to Paddington Reserve by Te Kura Kaupapa Maori O Puau Te Moananui a Kiwa and Madave. Auckland Council experts taught us how to plant trees correctly.

Along with the other schools we planted 500 trees in under two hours! 

If you want to help out and plant trees for Matariki, there are more opportunities in the next month during the weekends: 


  1. Hi my name is Jackson from Awahono School. I liked how you worked together and joined with other schools to plant the trees. It reminded me of when I helped Mum plant her garden.

  2. hi my name is john im from wesley school I agree with jackson and remindes me and grandad in the garden planting

  3. Hi my name is Chloe and I am from South hornby school I am a year 5.I like How you where planting trees with buddies I like callabirtion. I think you should put if you had group names on. You can visit my blog if you click my name and it will send you to my blog

    1. Same with me I used to plant thing in my garden to with my grandad

  4. I am so pleased to see you planting trees in our area. Thank you for sharing.

    Mrs Burt

  5. What a great way to restore your environment and be proactive at the same time. Kapai mahi tamariki ma!

    Mrs Carter

  6. I agree with Harper lee Good work mr vogt