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  • Date 9:00AM Saturday 15th June 2024
  • Location East Harbour Regional Park – Burdan’s Gate Entrance
  • Duration 6 hours
  • Cost Free
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Join us for a day of planting mingimingi, ake ake, and other native species at these nationally significant lakes.

The Parangarahu Lakes are important to the surrounding environment and are home to native taonga. This includes a range of wetland plants, īnanga (galaxias maculatus), manu (birds), and our native freshwater mussel, the kākahi. 

This planting day is perfect for those who enjoy a bit of physical activity, as you’ll be carrying plants and digging holes.

Register here

What to bring/wear: 

  • Sturdy boots or gumboots
  • Long sleeves and pants, and a waterproof jacket are essential. Layering and wearing a hat or beanie is a good way to stay warm. This site can be very exposed, so it is a good idea to bring a spare change of clothes. 
  • Feel free to bring your own favourite spade and gloves. 
  • Bring your own water bottle, lunch, and snacks. 

We provide: 

  • FREE transport from Burdan’s Gate, Eastbourne, along the rugged coast to the Lower Pencarrow Lighthouse at the harbour entrance and onto the entrance of the first lake. Please book your seat as we have limited numbers. No private cars will have access.
  • Plants and planting tools, gloves.
  • An experienced team leader, health and safety management and training.


This event is weather dependent. We will update all those that have registered at the link above via email before 6pm on 14th July. To keep updated with essential information about our events, including postponements and cancellations, please click ‘interested’ on the Facebook event page

Getting there:

Meet us at 8.45am just past the Bus Barn at the public toilets 509 Muritai Road, Eastbourne. East Harbour Regional Park on Google Maps

Bookings are essential to secure your seat on the bus to the lakes.  

Register here

A few people stand on a grassy hilltop overlooking Parangarahu Lakes
Updated May 28, 2024 at 1:42 PM