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Waipahihi Restoration Project
The Waipahihi stream runs through Onslow College and is an important local cultural feature. The Waipahihi Restoration Project began in 2007 with the great support of GWRC through the Take Care programme.
The central aim of the Waipahihi Restoration Project is to regenerate native bush and create protected habitats (corridor) on Onslow College grounds where pine trees, gorse and other invasive species of plants have dominated in the past. The involvement of students, teachers, school groups and wider community is an integral part of this project.
Onslow College is committed to various sustainability and conservation projects which we hope will inspire our students, the future custodians of our community, to be environmentally aware and strong promoters of sustainable practises. An important goal for us is to establish a community garden in 2012 and set up a biodiversity monitoring system to help us analyse the progress of our restoration programmes. It is our intention to use this project as a vehicle to link many of the aspects of the NZ curriculum across a range of subject areas, as well as a means for developing a culture of sustainability and environmental awareness at Onslow.