Each year we give the children of Colville School an excuse to get dirty at our annual tree-planting day at Waikawau Bay.

On Wednesday 7 September 24 local children arrived ready to plant the 200 native trees that had been donated by Waikato Regional Council. They made swift work of the planting, with all the trees in the ground before the rain clouds rolled in. This is the tenth year the school has come and planted trees in our Children’s forest. What was a paddock of rank kikuyu has been transformed into a native food forest for the birds and lizards. If you’d like to visit this special place, park at the end of Waimanu Rd (at the north end of Waikawau Bay), and follow the track around the estuary.