On Wednesday 5th May Inzide shut its doors for the day to do some good and give back to our precious environment. Joined by a like-minded group of customers we set out on Dreamweaver headed for Motuihe Island with fresh bluebird skies and a light breeze.
A group of 7 Motuhie Island Trust Volunteers lead by Simon Sheen guided us through weeding and planting for the morning, with 400 trees planted and countless weeds removed it was a successful morning.
These trees including cabbage trees, Puriri, Mahoe, Kowhai and Kahikatea were planted on a sloping scrubby, open air patch bordered by native bush which over time will develop and provide refuge for our native bird species that would otherwise be exposed to predators.
The Island is home to many iconic native species including Giant Weta, Tuatara, Spotted Kiwi and Saddle Backs.
After a delicious lunch on the boat we headed back to the beach for a afternoon beach clean up where we found bags of plastic covering the beach.
Over all a very enjoyable day helping to keep New Zealand Beautiful.
Thanks to all those that joined us and helped make it happen, we will be back soon to do it all again.