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Published: 2013-09-02 00:00:00

A community planting day is being held on Saturday 7 September to put 1200 plants in at the remediated Tui Mine site at Te Aroha.

The planting is part of ongoing efforts to heal the maunga at Te Aroha after the completion of the work to manage the risk presented by the old tailings dam and underground mine workings on the mountain.

The event will run from 8.30am-12.00pm and be followed by a BBQ.

Planting day participants will also have an opportunity to take a guided walk to view completed work at Level 5.

People wanting to take part in the planting day should assemble at Matamata-Piako District Council, 35 Kenrick St, Te Aroha. Parking is available via the Rewi St entrance next to the library.

A free shuttle service to the planting site will operate at 9am, 10am and 11am. Private vehicles won’t be able to access the remediated site.

People should bring:

  • sturdy, enclosed footwear
  • a spade and gloves
  • raincoat, hat and sunscreen
  • water and snacks.

If it is raining this planting day will be postponed.

To help with planning, and to ensure postponement announcements can be made in time, people are asked to register participation by calling Carol Henry at Waikato Regional Council on freephone 0800 800 401.

This day is being organised by the Iwi Advisory Group to the Tui Mine remediation project and is supported by Waikato Regional Council, Matamata-Piako District Council and the Department of Conservation.