Green-fingered can lend a hand at Mangorei Road planting day

09 May 2019

NPDC is bedding in the latest addition to our lifestyle capital – and you could help by making New Zealand’s next world-class walk a little greener.

NPDC and Taranaki Conservationists are teaming up for a planting day this Saturday at the car park at the Mangorei Road gateway to the Pouakai Crossing.

Landscaping is still taking place around the car park, which was finished in February, and the native trees, shrubs and ferns have been chosen because they suit the mountain environment.

“NPDC is giving about 2,700 plants to the project and it’s a great way for people to do their bit in building a lifestyle capital,” said NPDC Group Manager Strategy Liam Hodgetts.

“The car park is a key facility for one of our premier tourist attractions, the Pouakai Crossing, and it’s expected to be well-used by people entering from the Mangorei Track.  It’s also part of Tapuae Roa, Taranaki’s economic development strategy.”

The whole family is welcome to come along at 9.30am to help out.  Sturdy shoes are recommended and be prepared for any sort of weather.
NPDC Open Space Planner Sam Mortensen May 2019