If you have registered for this event, please read the details for the event this Sunday.
Thank you very much for registering to join us to celebrate Matariki by planting native trees for Kiwi babies.
Trees That Count, in partnership with Wellington City Council, Conservation Volunteers New Zealand and Rotary Club really appreciate your support.
Here's some important information about Sunday's Matariki planting event:
Location: Mount Victoria Mountain Bike Skills Area, Alexandra Road, Southern Walkway
Date: Sunday, 30 June 2019
Time: 10 am–12 pm - please arrive from 9.30 am onwards
Parking - Parking is not available at the event site and we encourage you to use public transport if possible. If you do drive, there are several car parks along Alexandra Road available at:
- Wellington Harriers Club
- Wellington Table Tennis Stadium (both sides) and SPCA Wellington.
In Newtown parking is available on Crawford Road, Coromandel Street and Hiropi Street.
Once parked, you can safely walk to the site via the Southern walkway. Wellington City Council Park Rangers will direct traffic before the planting starts.
What to bring with you:
- Gumboots or similar
- Spade – some will be provided but numbers are limited. Please name your spade if you are bringing one.
- Gloves – we will have a limited number of spare ones
- Raincoat – the event will take place, rain or shine
- Water bottle – no single ones use please. We will provide water to refill your reusable bottle
- Snacks – please remember take your rubbish home with you
Please stack up any plant trays and pots and bring them and your spade, if you borrow one, back to the BBQ area when you are finished.
Health and Safety- Wellington City Council will do a health and safety briefing on site before the planting starts. The main points to remember are that the planting area might be slippery, so please be careful on the ground and stabilise yourself when you are digging. Please take regular breaks and don’t overdo it!
How to plant - Wellington City Council will do a planting demonstration before the planting starts but if you’d like some pre-information then check out the Trees That Count video on how to Plant Like a Ninja - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYSA4EFSoXg
Site hazards - There will be a first aid station at the planting site but site hazards may include:
- Uneven ground – slips and trips
- Sloping ground which may be wet
- Walkers and bikers sharing the tracks
Children - Please make sure that children are supervised by adults at all times.
Supervisors - There will be supervisors, wearing Hi-Viz vests, to help you with planting and with health and safety. Feel free to go and find one on site if you need assistance.
Toilets - There will be a portaloo on site for use during the event.
Food and drinks - The Peninsula Preschool will be providing a free sausage sizzle after the planting, with a mix of meat, vegetarian and halal options. There will also be a coffee cart on site so please have your first coffee on Trees That Count.
Keep your fingers crossed for sun, the planting will go ahead whatever the weather!
Finally, have a great day out and enjoy the morning, we look forward to seeing you there!