Waikanae riverbank gets greener thanks to parish whānau

Waikanae riverbank gets greener thanks to parish whānau

As an act of honour to God and his creation, members of our Waikanae Parish family got together on Sunday the 15th ofd July to plant native trees beside the Waikanae River. Over 20 people helped, including members of Friends of Waikanae River – who also supplied the plants and equipment – and some passers-by. It was great to fellowship and work together for a cause, and participants were invited to reflect on the rocks and rocky ground in their lives and how God revealed himself in this.

Having had to reschedule twice due to bad weather, Pene Burton Bell, who organised the event, said “It was particularly satisfying to see the 200 plants go in the ground, where they will hopefully grow and flourish (in spite of the rocky ground!”