ANZ Mucking in at Shakespear Regional Park
As a part of ANZ's employee volunteer day, 18 staff from their Finance team went to Shakespear Regional Park at the end of the Whangaporoa Peninsula to offer assistance to the Park Rangers.
<blockquote>The Regional Park had recently built a predator proof fence and closed the end of the Peninsula off as a ‘Main Land Island’ to encourage bird life. Our main job for the day was to dig trenches, lay water run off pipes and spread gravel on a steep track leading to a lookout point at the end of Te Haruhi beach. The work involved lots of heavy lifting and digging. We worked well as a team to create a chain gang to transport the gravel up the track. The result was a very smart looking track and a much impressed Park Ranger. As we had been so efficient at the task in hand we spent the remainder of the afternoon clearing the very minimal rubbish on the beautiful Te Haruhi beach. All in all it was a very rewarding day, doing something different to our day jobs and above all giving back to our community.</blockquote>
The Shakespear Duty Ranger reported that the ANZ group did “an exceptional job and were a pleasure to work with. The Northern Sector specialist Parks Team pass on their sincere thanks to the team for volunteering their time.”.