More planting at Kokohuia

By Zaryd Wilson

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Jahdae Wikohika Tahau helps out with planting at kokohuia wetland yesterday.
Jahdae Wikohika Tahau helps out with planting at kokohuia wetland yesterday.

Further work has been carried out on the restoration of the Kokohuia wetland.

About 25 volunteers, including pupils from Te Kura o Kokohuia and Whanganui District Council staff, spent yesterday afternoon planting at the former industrial site and rubbish dump.

The nearly 300 plants were supplied by Kii Tahi Nursery and funded by a $1000 Horizons Regional Council grant.

The plants included flax, cabbage trees and toetoe and totara.

Nicola Patrick who volunteered yesterday and put in the application on behalf of Te Ripo Kokohuia and Tanea Tangaroa said noticeable progress was now being made on the wetland.

"It was really nice," Ms Patrick said. "They are really turning a corner on this project.

"The plants prevent erosion but they also act as filters and create habitat for native animals."

- Wanganui Chronicle

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