Planting at Onoke Spit

Local School Helps Out With Planting

Since May 2011, the Friends of Onoke Spit have had a yearly planting in a gorse infested area at the beginning of the scenic Onoke Spit. Multiple plots are cleared of the pest plant to make way for native plants that should eventually out compete the gorse.

Children from the local Kahutara Primary School, and others from the area, attend each year and make a major contribution to getting the plants in the ground. The young plants also get protective matting and covers to help them survive in the wild climate of the Palliser coast.