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Envirohub announces Bay of Plenty National Park
22 November 2018
Envirohub announces Bay of Plenty National Park
Supported by Baytrust and Geoff Canham Consulting, Envirohub is proud to announce Bay of Plenty National Park our land, our people, our environment: our bay of plenty.
 
What is Bay of Plenty National Park?
 
We believe the Bay of Plenty is mostly at a National Park status already, even where our towns and cities are based.  There already exists spectacular natural beauty in our region, in our reserves, in our cities and in our suburbs.  We want to encourage everyone to work together to protect and enhance our region’s natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage and live more sustainably.
 
Bay of Plenty National Park is inspired by great National Parks; it is part aspirational goal, part choosing how we live.
 
Making our region…
 
  • greener - with more trees and plants
  • more sustainable - with more focus on local products and produce, minimising our waste and reducing our reliance on cars
  • with more biodiversity - more native plants and animals, with pest plants and animals reduced
  • a healthier place for people, plants and animals - our region is a better place to be for every living thing
 
Growing a movement…
 
  • involving everyone - everyone has a part to play, no matter how small or big their contribution
  • Biophilic principles for our cities and suburbs - deliberately building more nature into our built up environment to satisfy our inherent human inclination to affiliate with nature and the benefits this creates.
  • using Rōngoa Māori/native plants to heal the land and us - planting the right plants in the right places as they would historically have existed to heal the whenua, and using these plants in traditional Māori medicine
  • creating eco-corridors and planting waterways - connecting existing green spaces through the development of new green spaces to allow our wildlife to thrive and move more freely between them
  • creating sanctuaries for bees and other wildlife - recognising the important part bees and other insects have in our eco-system and encouraging a reduction in pesticide use so they can thrive
  • minimising waste - eliminating single-use plastics, dealing with foodwaste etc and minimising what is sent to landfill
  • encouraging active transport methods throughout the region
 
Click here for a glideshow on Bay of Plenty National Park
 
To get involved of for more information contact:
 
 
Envirohub Bay of Plenty
Building 25, Historic Village, 17th Avenue West, Tauranga 3140
Phone: 07 578 6664