Rathkeale College students recently helped plant 1200 manuka plugs alongside the Kiriwhakapa Steam at the Matt and Lynley Wyeth’s Ratanui Farm northwest of Masterton, creating eco-corridors of native plants that will, in turn, provide shade for the streams, healthier habitats for fish and native birds, and cleaner water for those downstream.
The Ruamahanga Restoration Trust is pleased to announce a special partnership with Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre and Enviroschools Wairarapa to distribute predator kits as part of an educational initiative to help school students understand the need and benefit of wildlife monitoring and predator trapping.
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.
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.