The team in yellow goes green!

11th September 2014 | Nicky Davis

Yellow-clad staff from Ray White Albany showed their green thumbs at a recent community planting event on Saturday 6 September.

The Ray White Albany team dug in with more than 100 other volunteers to plant 700 native trees at Upper Eskdale Reserve in Glenfield.

The event was organised by the Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre and the Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust to protect and enhance the fringes of the bush reserve which borders the Eskdale Cemetery.

James Widjaja & Eddy Maramis

Ray White Albany Manager, James Widjaja (on the left, with Eddy Maramis) felt his team benefitted from joining forces with local families, girl guides and other community groups saying “It was great to see everyone with big smiles on their faces as they worked together”.

Hamish Hopkinson, Kaipatiki Project Manager hailed the day as a great success and said “We warmly thank the Ray White staff for their support, especially as most of them had open homes to go to straight after stepping out of their muddy gumboots!”

Mr Hopkinson also acknowledged the work of Kaipatiki Project staff and volunteers for growing the plants and preparing for the day, all the local people who came to plant, and co-organisers Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust. The recent planting day finished off a busy couple of months for Kaipatiki Project, who have spent winter weekends working with hundreds of volunteers to plant over 2,300 native trees in local reserves.

Ray White North Shore has recently joined with Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre in a community partnership which will see both parties supporting each other to reach new audiences across the North Shore.

Businesses looking for one-off team-building activities or volunteering opportunities with an environmental twist should contact the Kaipatiki Project Environment Centre to find out about the range of tailored team events they can participate in, email [email protected] or call (09) 482 1172.


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