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Northland’s dune lakes - video series

Video series: Planting to protect our taonga

This short video series follows a planting journey to protect Lake Kanono, one of Northland’s precious dune lakes on the Poutō Peninsula.

It spans from Dargaville Intermediate’s unique nursery that supplies riparian plants, to the Waikaretu Marae, to the plants’ final home on the shores of Lake Kanono and the people who have come together to make it happen.

Episode 1 - Dargaville Intermediate 

Check out the story of this beautiful planting journey to protect Lake Kanono, one of Northland’s precious dune lakes on the Poutō Peninsula.

In episode 1, Dargaville Intermediate’s principal Brendan Lucich talks about the school’s part in producing the plants and protecting our waterways.

Episode 2 - Fiona Richard at Waikaretu Marae

In this episode, Fiona Richards of Waikaretu Marae talks about the opportunity to make a difference to our lakes and restore them for the future.

Episode 3 - Simon Woodcock, landowner

In the final episode of this series about planting at Lake Kanono, local landowner Simon Woodcock talks about the importance of being a good custodian for the land.