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The Great Living Legends Muck-In - Taranaki/Wanganui

Provider: Living Legends

Region: Taranaki




Living Legends is managing 17 native tree planting projects throughout New Zealand during Rugby World Cup 2011.  We are working with provincial rugby unions and community groups for each planting, and we’d love overseas visitors and locals to join us in supporting and enjoying our natural heritage.  As well as that we are honouring our Rugby Legends – each planting site is dedicated to a New Zealand rugby icon.

The award-winning Coastal Walkway is a 7km path that forms an expansive sea-edge promenade stretching almost the entire length of New Plymouth, beside the Tasman Sea.

The development of the Coastal Walkway has been a spectacular success in attracting both local and visitor communities to use and enjoy the foreshore area.

The latest stage of this development extends the project to the North with the construction of the spectacular Te Rewa Rewa bridge across the Waiwhakaiho River.

The back-dune area where Living Legends will be planting has potential to contribute an important ecological component to the wider project, enhancing wildlife habitat and providing a significant area of indigenous vegetation.

On 17 September 2011, volunteers will plant 5000 additional native trees at this site as part of Living Legends programme of work – come and join us.

The Taranaki/Wanganui Rugby Legend is former All Black Ian Eliason who has also made a huge contribution to rugby in his province.  Ian played a record 223 games for Taranaki.



Skills required

General willingness to muck-in and have fun

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