Christina Van Der Hooft recently volunteered her time replanting native trees in Te Atatu Peninsula.

It was a great day planting out in fern bird-friendly vegetation. Christina planted flax and there were several hundred plants to get in the ground.

It’ll be great to watch them grow over the years and Christina’s made a lasting contribution to Auckland’s beauty.

The planting bee was carried out by Forest & Bird Motu Manawa Restoration Group and Te Atatu Peninsula community volunteers, with support from Auckland Council.

All equipment and plants were provided, and there was a barbecue on afterwards for participants.

Good one! ‘North West… focusing on ability and contribution’

Catherine Wild – formerly Service Manager (North West)