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Love your Place Awards

Love your Place Awards

John Sumich was the deserving winner of the “Kahikatea” award, forĀ an outstanding individual volunteer taking action on a local environmental issue. As John is tackling all the environmental issues in one, with his “From the Ridges to the Sea”...
Barn Building Bee

Barn Building Bee

In between the days John Sumich is running his practice as doctor, he comes to Matuku Link to build the barn… and do loads of other jobs. The past weeks he has been using the materials supplied at ‘mates rates’ by Placemakers in Cook Street (thank...
Mayoral Awards – we won!

Mayoral Awards – we won!

We thought being a finalist for the ‘Restoration’ category of the inaugural Mayoral Conservation Awards was already a great effort and quite an achievement. The other finalists in this category were: Restoration of Mangemangeroa Reserve Tararata stream...
Ricoh – a new link

Ricoh – a new link

Ricoh was one of the funders earlier this year for our “Million Metres Streamside Restoration” project, and came last week to help us plant the trees that they helped fundraise for. For of us, Helen from Ricoh, Alaina and Georgie from Million Metres and...
The Naked barn

The Naked barn

The fibrolite as cladding might have been a good idea 40-odd years ago, it definitely isn’t a good one now. Fibrolite contains asbestos fibers which could cause a specifically nasty kind of lung cancer. It usually takes a decade or more to develop, which led to...
August Working Bee

August Working Bee

A great working bee was had on Sunday 19th of August, with such good weather people were stripping down to t-shirts and shorts! The non-native willows from the neighbours, shading out our planting areas, got a good haircut by Geoff, who had a great time with his new...