Trees for Survival is collaborating with Te Awa in identifying schools willing to become involved in growing native trees for planting along the mighty Waikato River for the Great River Ride. To date we have secured funding support for four schools, Horotiu, Pukete, Cambridge HS and St Peters (Cambridge) with applications pending for Karapiro and Hora Hora Schools.
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New Zealand Steel
Over an extended period NZ Steel has been a strong supporter of the Trees for Survival programme locally and nationally. NZ Steel initiated and supported the incorporation of Waiuku College (2006), and Glenbrook (2006), Patumahoe (2007),Waiau Pa (2007) and Waiuku (2011) Primary Schools, firstly by purchasing a Plant Growing Unit for each school. NZ Steel also provide annual funding to enable the students in these schools to grow and plant trees. Since becoming involved these schools will have planted nearly 20,000 trees in the South Auckland region.
NZ Steel has also provided annual funding to the nationwide programme and was the major funder of the Secondary Schools Resource Kit (2008) used by teachers in approximately 80 schools throughout New Zealand.
NZ Steel has recently committed to collaborate on the introduction of Otaua School into the program in Term 3, 2012.
The recent upgrade of www.tfsnz.org.nz has only been possible from the $7k grant received from NZ Steel this year. NZ Steel is playing a vital role in continuing to educate generations of school children about caring for our environment through supporting active, meaningful, hands-on learning anhd supporting local land managers to protect natural waterways