Last Saturday 18 August, The Tindall Foundation staff members joined 190 volunteers in planting 4,000 native trees at Long Bay Regional Park, on Auckland's North Shore, as part of Living Legends.
The soil was drenched, which made digging easy but walking difficult. Being involved was a great experience and it was wonderful to see so many people helping out. We'd reccommend getting involved in one of the plantings accross the country, or next year if you've missed your local one this year.
Living Legends is a community conservation project that was set up in 2011 to leave a legacy of New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup. During September 2011, 83,000 trees were planted across New Zealand as part of the Living Legends project.
Each planting project is dedicated to a regional ‘Rugby Legend’ who was selected in 2011 by their provincial rugby union. These Rugby Legends are people who have made an outstanding contribution to rugby in New Zealand. The Long Bay planting Living Legend was Rugby Legend Buck Shelford.