This music festival was held to showcase the recently designated Youth Restoration site adjacent to the Balmoral Reserve camping ground. The event featured live music, workshops, food trucks and an outdoor movie.
The goal was to bring the community together and showcase what Hurunui young people have achieved. As part of the Hurunui Youth Kaitiakitanga Programme, they are putting into action a youth- led restoration plan on a local site.
Matthew Stanford, Enviroschools Canterbury Facilitator and River Invertebrates Workshop Leader, said it was great to be part of Vision and Pines and “the tiaki rangatahi leading the project should be really proud of themselves”.
“On the day, we contributed to an ecological baseline by assessing the water quality using the invertebrates that call the Hurunui awa/river home. We found lots of swimming mayfly that have a low tolerance to pollution,” he said.