Planting for memories
by Mike Isle
The Kirwee Recreation Reserve Management Committee is paying tribute to a large community turnout for what it describes as a highly successful plant-out at the reserve on Friday and Saturday.
Committee chair Raewyn Feast said a highlight was the arrival of children from the Kirwee Model School along with their parents and teachers.
They joined Te Ara Kakariki, Selwyn council staff and reserve management committee planting trees and shrubs to beautify the reserve.
“All set to work, busy and focussed on their task. Lots of chatter and laughter,” Feast said.
“By the end of the morning, they had successfully planted out the northern boundary of the new extension of the reserve.
“We appreciate the children’s efforts and hope they will look back on this day with long-lasting fond memories.”
Saturday followed with several residents from the community arriving with garden spades planting the rest of the trees and shrubs. A huge effort by everyone.
Feast said the reserve management committee wants to thank all those involved including staff from the council, Te Ara Kakariki, residents of Kirwee and finally the children and teachers from the Kirwee Model School.
“Of special mention is a thank you to reserve committee member Tony Armstrong who coordinated these successful plant-out days with Selwyn Council, Te Ara Kakariki, the school, and Southern Woods.”