Another fabulously successful Ki Uta Ki Tai Volunteer programme was held in East Otago from 29 April to 2 May incorporating Kāti Huirapa, the Taiapure, River-Estuary Care Waikouaiti-Karitāne. The weather was mostly kind and a group of about 12 volunteers were as keen as mustard to plant 1000 seedlings in the ground and to release existing plants. Other activities included a harakeke weaving workshop (thanks so Suzi Flack), a walk around Hawksbury Lagoon, and to carry out marine science work using waka ama and stand up paddle boards. Thanks to all those volunteers who made the time to be part of this kaupapa and to all the other local and Dunedin people who volunteered to help the volunteers. [Read more…]