19th September 2022 was a day when Bayleys Real Estate offices around NZ each organised a project to benefit the local community.
Bayleys Waiheke combined with Waiheke Rotary to plant trees in the Waiheke Rangihoua wetlands under the guidance of the Waiheke Resource Trust.
Waiheke Rotary club president Steve Hall decided that this would be a good fit as this year’s World President of Rotary, Jennifer Jones, had decreed that she wanted all clubs to concentrate on our environment.
Photo: Mandy and Holly Brown from Bayleys Waiheke
Kim Rawson from The Waiheke Resource Trust met both teams at the Onetangi Sports Club to provide the trees, plants, spades, gloves and instruct them all where to plant.
The teams had a very productive day with the first two hours spent weeding blackberry, honey suckle and tobacco weed from around the Rangihoua wetlands bordering the golf course.
After a shared lunch they spent the next two hours planting shrubs and flaxes. They were working next to the Westpac Helipad (which Rotary organised to build in 2016 - that project was tipped to cost over $100,000 but Rotary completed it free of charge for the community and it is good to see that it is so frequently being used to save lives).
A lot of good-natured and satisfying fun was had by all.