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Living punga to become green wall at primary school

October 10, 2019

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Parent representative Megan Lyon (left) and teacher Olive Jones on the Hamilton East Primary School nature trail. Photo / Jennie-Louise Kendrick Hamilton News By: Jennie-Louise Kendrick, Wintec journalism student.

A living retaining wall made of 100 punga logs is the next step in Hamilton East Primary School’s nature trail rejuvenation.

The logs will form a living retaining wall to strengthen the zig-zag trail that connects the main school area at the top of the hill to the lower playing field called Putikitiki.

The Enviro Team, the school’s student environmental club led by teacher Olive Jones, have worked alongside a group of parents and teachers over the past 18 months in a multi-stage rejuvenation project.

“When I told my son and his friend that we were successful in getting the punga logs, they were high-fiving each other — they were really thrilled.” said parent representative Megan Lyon.

A dedicated group of families have been involved for the past 18 months and are pleased to have welcomed people from the community to support the project along the way.

Source: Hamilton News