The workers planting trees (Nigel Wilson photo)
Marshmellow toasting. (Julia Palmer photo)

On Friday the occasion was marked by over 50 people planting 500 trees followed by a BBQ, with soup, lamingtons, decorations, a few drinks and lots of talking to each other. There was a simple welcome in Māori and a short prayer in English. Children had a great time and there was a marshmallow toasting for them too.