Giving back to the community is something NPBHS prides itself on. We were delighted to send our Prefects to the Experience Purangi bush for a weekend at the beginning of the school year to check and reset the traps.
Head Boy, Brooklyn Greer-Atkins, says that the trip supports the students in developing their own sense of kaitiakitanga (guardianship). “Taranaki is home to so many native species that need protection and support, so it’s really important for us to future-proof our bush and prevent the pests from causing even more damage,” says Greer-Atkins, “Our role in this project is part of how Taranaki is leading the way nationwide and setting an example of how Kiwis can help the native species in their own backyards. We’re really thankful to Bob and Karen for their mahi at Experience Purangi.”