[Onoke Spit is one of the places we visited on our Wonderful Wairarapa field trip in March this year!]
Forty hard working Kahutara School pupils joined a community group last Friday to work on a native planting in one of Wairarapa’s toughest environments – Onoke Spit.
Kahutara School pupils have been involved for the past eight years in weeding and mulching the Onoke Spit plantings and putting new native plants in the ground that are suited to the environment.
This year the pupils, the friends and staff from the Department of Conservation and Greater Wellington Regional Council planted 400 taupata, salt-marsh ribbonwood, oioi (jointed rush) and harakeke (flax).
The low growing plants and open sand provide breeding habitat for native banded dotterels, Caspian terns, white fronted terns, variable oyster catchers and the occasional little blue penguin.
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