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At the invitation of Rotarian James Lee TfS Field Officer Dianne Paterson spoke to the Rotary Club of Somerville meeting at Howick Club on Wednesday 12 February. She gave an overview of her work as Field Officer for TfS and talked about the development of the TfS programme at Point View School which the Club has actively supported since its initiation in 2009.

Dianne used before and after photos of Point View to describe the process of getting a programme established. The description of the benefits of this enthusiastically backed programme points strongly to the value of what TfS accomplishes.

“To me the Trees for Survival programme means that I will be able to grow up in a nice clean, green environment with fresh air and clear, glimmering lakes. It also means that I will be able to see fish swimming in the park and rivers.

“To our school the Trees for Survival programme means that we are all cooperating to live in a better environment. It also gives all of our pupils a proud feeling that they have all contributed to making our community better.

“To our community the Trees for Survival programme means that we will be able to live amongst our beautiful native trees. It means that families can happily enjoy the sunshine under New Zealand’s own famous trees. It also means that they can spend quality family time in a refreshing aired park.”


Assessing the site for a new plant growing unit (PGU)

PGU and outdoor classroom (potting shed) aptly named “the beehive”


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