Saturday 17 March - GWRC annual Otaki River 'Gravel Grab'
Sunday 25 March - as part of the GWRC Summer Events Programme - 'Explore Chrystall's Bend' - a gentle walk to Chrystall's - morning tea
Sunday 20 May - Planting morning with Otaki Rotary and Otaki College
Wednesday 30 May - Planting morning with GWRC and Friends of the Otaki River
Wednesday 13 June - Planting Morning - with Transpower and Te Kura
Sunday 24 June - Planting Morning - with The Concrete Doctors
Wednesday 11 July - Planting Morning - with the PP2O Consortium and the Otaki Beach Surf CLub
Thursday 27 September - the annual river 'Walkover' with GWRC (date to be confirmed)
Wednesday 31 October - FotOR Annual General Meeting
Every Wednesday at 9am. Working bee. Meet at the Nursery, 89 Riverbank Road (just off SH1) - look for the Friends of the River sign. Approximately 2 hours. Morning tea provided.
For more information about the Friends contact Trevor Wylie, 06 364 8918.
2017 Plantings :
9 July - Watson's planting afternoon - staff and families of Watson's Garden Centre.
24 June - Robin and Fiona Philipp dedication planting to commemorate their marriage.
8 June - Waitohu School celebrated Arbor Day in conjunction with the Philipp Foundation planting the seedlings the school potted up last year.
21 May - first planting for the year - with the support of Otaki Growers Trust.
2016 Plantings :
16 July - Planting around Chrystall's Bend with the staff of Farmlands Otaki
29 June - Planting on Chrystall's Walkway with Winstone Aggregates - with suppoprt of GBC - Winstones.
8 June - Te Horo School planting adjacent to Chrystall's Walkway starting at 9.30 - with support of the Philipp Foundation.
22 May - Chrystall's Walkway - family planting morning.
28 June - More than 40 volunteers turned up on a mild Otaki winter morning and planted approximately 700 plants at Chrystall's Walkway sponsored by HONDA and BEACH FM.
5 June - We celebrated Arbor Day with OTAKI COLLEGE and WESTPAC - planting along Chrystall's Walkway.
27 May - Planting at the Estuary with the Wednesday Group.
23 May - Sponsored by OTAKI NEW WORLD - planting along Chrystall's Walkway.