Pupils help penguin trust with planting

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JACK CONROY@nullcluthaleader.co.nz

Some green-thumbed young people have done their bit to help the environment at Long Point.

The Catlins Area School pupils spent a whole day earlier this month planting out a field to assist the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust, which opened a research base there in February.

The plants would serve as a “dispersal field” for dishwater and other waste draining from the work site into the field, Long Point project manager David McFarlane said.

Pupil Chris Kumeroa enjoyed the volunteer work.

“It’s not too shabby up here on the hill,” he said.