Arboretum’s grand opening

Three cheers to the re-opened native arboretum at Whitikahu Primary School.

The rural school, between Gordonton and Tauhei, celebrated with a special morning tea and performances from their very own Kapa Haka group, as well as tree plantings and classroom visits.

On a cool and cloudy Waikato morning, Number 8 Network received a great welcome from the gate keepers!

The official welcome

The Kapa Haka kicked off not long after.

Kapa Haka

The arboretum, once the site of a flying fox, was designed by a former student.

Bird's eye view

Onlookers at the opening

The trail heads off under a canopy of totara.

The bush

Well done Whitikahu!

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Number 8 Network - a community website for the rural areas northeast of Hamilton, NZ, is run by Gordonton journalist/editor Annette Taylor.

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