Students from Waiuku College took part in the annual Matariki planting day on Wednesday 21 June, at the Manukau Heads Lighthouse.
Armed with shovels and donning gumboots, the Primary Industries students battled 80km/h winds and planted more than 200 plants.
As well as digging new homes for the plants, the main garden was weeded, and a number of pest plants were removed.
The plants were donated by the Awhitu Landcare Group.
Caption: Students from Waiuku College after a successful planting day in Awhitu.