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Written by Sandra Bogart, The Northern Advocate   
Saturday, 23 September 2006

Waipu Primary School pupils help to plant a sand dune at Waipu Cove.

Waipu Primary School pupils learnt a lot about planting and caring for coastal sand dunes last week when they planted the newly formed sand dune.

The event was a community effort that included getting a resource consent to stabilise the dune in front of the Surf Club, supplying and shaping sand into a dune, planting it and then munching sausages supplied by the Waipu Lions Club.

"We have to plant all these plants before they'll give us a sausage," one child was heard to say as instructions were given out by Rick Stolwerk and Andre Labonte.

We have to plant all these plants before they'll give us a sausage

About 200 children sat in a large group and listened to instructions about planting the 2000 plants donated by Whangarei District Council.

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