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Living punga to become green wall at primary school

A living retaining wall made of 100 punga logs is the next step in Hamilton East Primary School's nature trail rejuvenation.

The logs will form a living retaining wall to strengthen the zig-zag trail that connects the main school area at the top of the hill to the lower playing field called Putikitiki.

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Parent representative Megan Lyon (left) and teacher Olive Jones on the Hamilton East Primary School nature trail. Photo / Jennie-Louise Kendrick Hamilton News By: Jennie-Louise Kendrick, Wintec journalism student

The Enviro Team, the school's student environmental club led by teacher Olive Jones, have worked alongside a group of parents and teachers over the past 18 months in a multi-stage rejuvenation project.


"When I told my son and his friend that we were successful in getting the punga logs, they were high-fiving each other — they were really thrilled." said parent representative Megan Lyon.

A dedicated group of families have been involved for the past 18 months and are pleased to have welcomed people from the community to support the project along the way.


Source: Hamilton News: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12275319

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