Chris Morrison, co-founder and trustee of the Ruamahanga Restoration Trust attended an Investiture Ceremony at Government House on 23 April 2021, where the New Zealand Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy presented Chris with his badge of honour as a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM)
Students got stuck into a two-day restoration programme in the lowland forest wetland area around Rathkeale College this week — all made possible thanks to support from the Ruamahanga Restoration Trust, along with funding assistance from Eastern & Central Community Trust.
Secondary students install trail cameras as part of a site monitoring project in an area of regenerating bush bordering the Ruamahanga River.
Year 11 students along with pest and predator consultant John Bissell placed chew cards and trail cameras along the Rathkeale Eco Trail as part of a site monitoring project.
Today we completed our first day of restoration work, proudly supporting “Schools Behind Our River“.
Campbell McLean talks to 2019 Year-10 school leaver Jurgen Schwanecke about his role as Environment Prefect at Rathkeale College and his views on conservation and farming.