Back to top

Airport staff swap computers for spades

planting day 9

Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay Platinum Sponsor, the Hawke’s Bay Airport, walked the talk as they swapped computers for spades and planted native plants along a previously barren stretch of Watchman Road last month.

The wind settled long enough for many of the senior leadership team from the airport and Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay representatives to plant the 900 or so plants that had been eco-sourced and supplied by Marie Taylor and her team at Plant Hawke’s Bay. Like most things, the important stage is the preparation, which was undertaken by South Pacific Landscapes in the weeks leading up to the day. Solid preparation and a Planting 101 tutorial from the South Pacific team mean the plants will have a much higher chance of survival in their first year and beyond.

This is the second year of a five-year partnership between Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay and the airport, and a great opportunity for the teams to work together. Stuart Ainslie, Hawke’s Bay Airport chief executive officer was all hands-on deck alongside his senior leadership team and says “Hawke’s Bay Airport prides itself on being a committed steward of the environment and the community in which we operate. We see our ongoing partnership with Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay as a tangible way of reinforcing this commitment.”

Debbie Monahan, Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay general manager, is delighted to see the relationship with the airport really taking off. “Many great individuals, groups and businesses are doing great things to protect, grow and enhance biodiversity in Hawke’s Bay, and we are keen to support and share these success stories” says Debbie.

For more information on what you can do to grow and enhance the biodiversity around where you live, visit www.biodiversityhb.org

 

15 October 2020

Back to News & Events

Keep Up to Date

Contact us

027 231 9367
info@biodiversityhb.nz

PO Box 246, Napier 4140

Hawke's Bay Regional Council - Copyright © 2020 Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Hawke's Bay Regional Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Hawke's Bay Regional Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Hawke's Bay Regional Council - www.biodiversityhb.org / 027 231 9367 / info@biodiversityhb.nz