From Pines to Natives Again for Motopohue/Bluff Hill

Following on from the great predator work and previous restoration plantings done by the Bluff Hill Motopohue Environment Trust, this year sees a stepping up in reclothing the iconic hill in our native forest species. With funding from the national charity, Trees that Count for the propagation of plants by local iwi group Te Tapu o Tane, 50,000 trees will be grown and planted over the next two years - a major step forward. People are invited to take part in a special planting event at Bluff Hill on 10th September, one of a series of nationwide events in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Check it out on their Facebook page at