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Kerikeri High School Students put their studies into practice and the Community benefits

We have put up several articles on the Tradescantia project that students at Kerikeri High School started last year. This is an example of the School's desire to have students experience the practical application of their studies in the community.

On Tuesday, 16 May, a team of 19 students spent the morning taking the classroom down to banks of the Wairoa Stream and working with some of the Friends of Wairoa Stream team to clear two areas suffering from a chronic infestation of weeds such as; Tobacco weed, Mexican Devil weed and Black Eyed Susan vines.

The weeding team

Rod Brown pointed out that the biggest challenge to developing the Wairoa Stream banks as a n