29 Aug 2017

Farmers, schools, hapū join forces to save Kaipara

From Morning Report, 8:55 am on 29 August 2017

A massive tree-planting exercise is underway in Northland to keep silt out of rivers, and save the Kaipara Harbour.

The harbour and the west coast snapper fishery are under threat from sediment build-up and iwi are leading the charge to protect it.

Children from Kokopu School have been out planting native trees along the riverside so that one day it will be good for swimming and doing bombs, or "fat manus". 

Hear the voices of the Kaipara community via the link above or read the report here.