He Rā Rākau Tītapu – King Charles III Coronation Plantings
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
FAMILIES AND WHĀNAU INVITED TO FREE CORONATION PLANTING EVENT
Join us on the green in front of the cenotaph at Auckland Museum, Pukekawa Auckland Domain from 1pm on Sunday May 7 to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III and He Rā Rākau Tītapu – King Charles III Coronation Plantings.
Families can enjoy a free sausage sizzle, ice creams, facepainting, live performances from Auckland Brass and even the chance to take home their very own sapling, to plant in their garden*. This is the time to come together as a community to share kai, have fun and watch some of the video highlights of coronation events on the big screen, as we plant the first native tree and celebrate the beginning of the tree planting initiative. Visit gg.govt.nz for more information.
The New Zealand government’s donation of $1 million will fund the planting of native trees across Aotearoa. The initiative will be led by Trees That Count in partnership with the Department of Conservation and volunteers across Aotearoa over the coming months.
King Charles III has had a lifelong interest in conservation and sustainability – this tree planting initiative honours that commitment and marks the coronation of the King of New Zealand.
In addition to this national event local councils around the country will also be hosting events of their own, so everyone across the motu can get involved. More information about local events will be available from councils in the lead up to the coronation.
*500 native saplings will be available to take home from 1pm, with a limit of one per family.
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Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
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