PRESS RELEASE 21 JANUARY 2020
Courtesy of Plant Hawke’s Bay
Mahora School student artists helped raise $1200 for plant conservation at Te Mata Park this year.
Their paintings of native plants are on a fund-raising calendar organised by Mahora School teacher Nicky Dawson and Plant Hawke’s Bay owner Marie Taylor.
The cover painting of a Pimelea mimosa, which only lives on Te Mata Peak, was painted by Vintcent Ly, who was in Year 5 at Mahora School last year.
The calendars were printed by Mammoth Media in Napier, a partner of Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay.
“It was a wonderful collaboration with our talented young artists,” says Nicky Dawson. “The calendar was an authentic way to exhibit some amazing pieces of art promoting native plants in our region.”
The funds are going via Biodiversity Hawke’s Bay to the Te Mata Park Trust to help with major planting projects underway this year.
Image: Mahora School student Vintcent Ly with his painting of Te Mata Peak’s Pimelea mimosa.