Serve for NZ is a new initiative encouraging people to give an hour of their time to their local communities on Anzac Day in 2017. It’s backed by HRH Prince Harry, the RSA, and the Student Volunteer Army, amongst others. As Prince Harry says, It’s all about remembering the service of others in the past, and continuing that tradition of generosity and sacrifice in a practical way.
One of my favourite places in the Hutt is the Rimutaka Forest Park, a truly beautiful place right on our doorstep. Since 2009, the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust has been working to restore native forest in the Catchpool valley, in order to quickly restore the original biodiversity of the area and to provide plenty of food and a healthy habitat for indigenous species of birds, lizards, amphibians, fish and invertebrates.
I’m organising a team of people to come and spend some time in the park on Anzac Day, to help out the Rimutaka Forest Park Trust. We’ll be getting rid of weeds and planting some new native trees and plants. Together, we can help restore the Catchpool valley to its former glory.
We’ll meet at 1.30pm at the Catchpool Centre, and go on from there. You just need to bring warm clothes (including a jacket), sturdy shoes suitable for the bush, sun-screen, water, and anything else you think you’ll need! Everything else provided.
Coast Road Wainuiomata
Lower Hutt 5373
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