These projects are not driven by individual desires, or commercial imperatives, but by community wants and needs, which usually has the bonus of working in a team.
These projects include:
- lagoon riparian restoration, Tawharanui Regional Park;
- Beach foreshore restoration, Campbells Beach;
- Interpretation project, Tawharanui Regional Park;
- Church redevelopment, St Heliers;
- Restoration at RNZYS Kawau Island.
Working, often pro-bono, alongside other people dedicated to 'the cause' is very satisfying. Seeing projects realised as the community and resources allow, means plenty of time on the end of a spade, lots of nice food, and a great feeling of community achievement.
Clockwise from top right:
Plants laid out ready to go, Tawharanui lagoon riparian restoration;
Restoration plan, Campbells Beach; Planting concept, Tawharanui koru; a few years on, an inqusitive visitor enjoys the new spaces at the koru; my friend Dick Morrison (now deceased) and I at a community working bee