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Planting with a Passion

In April this year, in partnership with the BOP Regional Council and Summerhill Charitable Trust, Thorne Group undertook a planting project on the Farm. This included the planting of a wetland area and surrounding pasture at Summerhill Farm & Recreational Park, adjacent to the Papamoa Hills Regional Park. The aim of the project was to plant native shrubs and trees for perpetuity, having multiple beneļ¬ts of protecting the waterway, sequestering carbon and increasing native bushwalking areas.  This wetland is part of the headwaters that runs into the Kopuaroa Stream, Kaituna River and Maketu Estuary, so it was imperative that this water supply is improved and protected.   This will create a beautiful native bush area for future generations to enjoy for perpetuity. 

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