Tamatea High School Matariki Legacy Project

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Tamatea High School are fundraising for our Matariki Ngahere (Forest) Legacy Project.

Tamatea, Napier

Tamatea High School is fundraising for our Matariki Ngahere (Forest) Legacy Project. We have been awarded a Matariki Tu Rākau Grant from the New Zealand Forest Service, to plant 2600 trees and Rongoā Māori plants at our school the plants.

So far, we have raised $26,000 of the total $40,000 required for power, irrigation, plants, protection, mulch and landscaping. We are committed to raising the remaining amount and any contribution to this legacy project will be gratefully received.

We are holding a planting event on Thursday 23rd June which will be combined with our Matariki celebrations. For the planting we are working with the local hapū to bless the ngahere and lead the dedication.

Please contact the school on 06 844 6600 if you would like to come and help us plant.

Our plantings and our celebrations will be commemorating the national Matariki holiday and Heitia and Marg Hiha who made significant contributions to our local community. Heitia was the deputy principal at Wycliffe Intermediate, which was a feeder school for Tamatea High. He was a kaumātua of four local marae and gave many years of service to the Napier City Council in the role of kaumātua. He was also a Māori All Black and was awarded an ONZM. As well as being a dedicated teacher, Marg Hiha played hockey for New Zealand and was recognised as a life member of Hockey NZ. She was also awarded an MNZM for service to sport.

About us

Tamatea High School is a low decile school in Napier. Our vision is E tipu e rea, ka tipu koe hei tangata, Growing good people for a changing world.

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Any funds raised will go towards irrigation, power, plants, plant protection, mulch and landscaping.

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Planting has started  28 June 2022

On Thursday 23rd June the dedication of our ngahere and the initial stages of planting commenced as part of our Matariki Ngahere Legacy Project. The dedication started at 7am with students from our school and other local schools, together with members of our wider community. The first batch of native trees and shrubs were then planted over the course of the day.

The remainder of the ngahere will be planted in the spring when the weather is more suitable.

We are so grateful for your contributions so far. We have extended our give a little page deadline and would love you to continue sharing our page.

Nga mihi.

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Janette, Kyah 7 days ago
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Aaron on 28 Jun 2022
Ben on 18 Jun 2022
Well done! Keep it up.
Clare on 18 Jun 2022
A wonderful way to honour Marg & Heitia Hiha

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