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Sun 19 Aug 2012, 9:00am–12:00pm

Where: Whakaipo Bay Recreation Reserve, Mapara Rd, Taupo, Lake Taupo

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: LivingLegends

The Living Legends Muck-In lives on. Living Legends is a community conservation project that was set up in 2011 to commemorate New Zealand’s hosting of Rugby World Cup. Last year we planted 83,000 trees. The target is to plant 170,000 before the end of 2015.

This year, public planting events will take place across 17 locations during August and September. We have 45,000 trees to plant this year so we need your help! For 2012 we have a further 3000 native trees to plant at this Taupo site.

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. Come along to a Living Legends event this year and you may be lucky enough to meet your local Rugby Legend! The Legend for the King Country area is Sir Colin Meads - check out our website for more details on Sir Colin.

Living Legends plantings will enhance some of our most special parks and reserves throughout New Zealand, these are places where we reflect, refresh and can escape the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Trees play an important role in moderating our climate, improving our air quality, providing homes for native wildlife and landscapes for us to enjoy.

The Living Legends project is only possible with the support or our partners and sponsors. Living Legends is a joint venture of Project Crimson, an environmental charity with 20 years experience in community-based native restoration projects, and The Tindall Foundation. Department of Conservation and Meridian Energy are our major sponsors. The events are also supported by many local community groups who are actively involved on planting days, and as tree caretakers throughout the year.

All the organisations involved share a commitment to looking after the environment and investing in local communities to create a legacy of beautiful places in New Zealand, for generations to come.

- The Department of Conservation, helped us select appropriate public spaces for these plantings to ensure that all New Zealanders can enjoy them for years to come. We have a commitment to ensure ecological credibility so maintenance and protection of the plants will continue for years to come.

- Meridian Energy sponsors Living Legends as an extra special way to help create a better energy future for New Zealand. Meridian invests in developing and generating electricity solely from renewable resources, like wind and water, minimising our impact on the environment and helping meet the Government’s renewable energy target.

Visit and register to let us know if you are coming along to this 2012 event and we will send you further details in due course.