The relationship between EIT and Te Wai Mauri has borne fruit.

Left, Tanya Basher, Alice Hughes, Jonathan Dick; Paul Kate, Karen Skipper-HawaiiKirangi and Rewa Mason. Photo provided

Tewe Maori Trust, an environmental company led by EIT Primary Industries School and Hatche, is starting to bear fruit with loyal staff, and the new seedlings will be used for a project on the Hawk Bay Campus. .

The Te Wai Mauri Trust is based in Ngāti Pārau and Waiōhiki Marae, near Taraddale’s EIT’s Hawke’s Bay Campus.

Members of the TY-Morry Trust, also known as the Kaitiaki Rangers, have planted seedlings from their own nursery and set up a nursery near Waiohiki Mari to rejuvenate the area. ).

The nursery was established after the graduation of Rewa Mason, Alice Hughes and Karen Skipper-HawaiiKirangi in New Zealand Certificate of Sustainable Primary Production. [Level 4] EIT from last year.

Funding from the One Billion Trees Fund, EIT enabled the purchase of the first 450 native seedlings sown in November and was planted earlier this month on a cliff at the Ō Tatara pa station above the OOLC Outside Learning Center (OOLC). .

Nagati Parau chairperson Chad Tareha led the caravan, and a young Titokin tree was planted at the entrance to the galley.

Tutor Brian McLean, of EIT Primary Industries School, said the connection is unique because the plant grows in close proximity to Ottawa Pa and the surrounding area. For him, the key is the relationship between education and sustainability and the opportunity for mutual benefit.

Renewal of labor has been going on for some years. It was initially infested with blackberries and weeds but EIT staff and students were able to control the weeds, and with the help of Kaitiaki guards and other teams, they planted thousands of native plants. The area is open to schools as a learning environment with OOLC.

Karen says that studying EIT provides a “really good foundation” for enterprise production.

“The concept that we have been able to integrate into our education by visiting our local nursery site and visiting forest areas is very important in practice.”

Many thanks in particular to the relationship they have built with ET and the support it has provided.

It is very rewarding for Raw to be able to connect with EIT.

“Selling the first lot of herbs to ET was a great feeling. I think it’s important to just go out there to help the plant but it makes me feel good and connected.

Alice claims to have obtained a New Zealand Certificate of Sustainable Primary Production. [Level 4] “Useful” by learning different techniques, monitoring plants, and finding ways to make them more sustainable in their daily activities.

During his studies, he met with Tanya Basher, the coordinator of horticultural education, who was instrumental in the growth of the nursery.

Kaityaki Rangers have a NZ Certificate in Primary Industrial Skills (Agriculture / Ecology / Horticulture). [Level 2] And NZ Certificate in Primary Industrial Operating Skills [Level 3].

“We have partnered to design and deliver training programs, including external first aid, quad bike licensing, chainsaw and garbage disposal, chemical handling and seedling production skills,” Rewa said.

Paul Kate, Assistant Head of Primary Industries at the school, said it was great to have a working relationship with Tewe Mauri.

“I think it’s great to see Structural and Sustainable Success in EIT Participating in Kindergarten.”

He said the success of the three graduates is an example of the real world results that can be developed.

“Kindergarten is based on the principles of Mataurango Maori (Maori knowledge) and EIT staff want to learn and incorporate these principles into our education.”

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