Tree planting to commemorate 100-year anniversary of WW1

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Stratford District Council is looking for expressions of interest from local community groups to take part in Matariki Tu Rakau.


Matariki Tu Rakau is part of the One Billion Trees programme, which is aiming to plant one billion trees in the next 10 years. The Matariki Tu Rakau programme was announced by the Government on ANZAC day this year, and it is proposed that there will be up to 350,000 trees planted through Matariki Tu Rakau events over the next three years.
It is an opportunity for communities to plant trees to recognise the service of men and women of the New Zealand Defence forces, past and present. The plantings will be in public places where whanau, communities and visitors can reflect on the work and sacrifices of our service personal. The programme is one in a series of initiatives around the country to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.
Stratford District Council have been granted funding to plant 3 Totara and 4 Rimu trees in the Kopuatama Cemetery in Stratford. We are looking for local community groups who would like to come along on Friday 27 July to help plant the trees, and be a part of this amazing initiative.
For more information, or to register your community groups interest in taking part, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Council on 06 765 6099.