ONE TREE HILL PUNTING.
ALSO CENTENNIAL GESTURE
One Tree Hill's ceremony comprised the planting of 30 kauri trees in Aratonga Avenue, the trees being so spaced a* to form a complete line down each side of the road. The Mayor, Mr. I. J. Ooldstine, explained that as the day was the last Arbor Day before Auckland's celebrations for the Centennial, the function in the borough was also a centennial gesture.
In the presence of a number of citizens, visiting local body officials, members of the One Tree Hill Borough Council, ihe principals of the four schools in the district and a large number of school children, Aratonga Avenue, usuallv a quiet suburban street, presented a more than ordinarily animated scene. Tree<* were planted by the council members ami their wives. Mr. Allan J. Moodv, chairman of the Auckland Hospital Board and member representing tlv district; Mr. E. V. Sutherland, member for the district of the Auckland Harbour Board; senior pupils of the four schools in the area, and the principals. Thev were Mi*s E. K. Edwards, Diocesan High School; Miss L. Clouston, St. Cuthbert's; Mr. D. A. Gray, acting-principal of Dilworth school for boys; and Mr. J. W. Faweett. Cornwall Park primary school. Mr. \V. (;. Mtilholland, member of the local borough council, whose idea the u\enue of kauris was, briefly explained the scheme.
The Mayor said that Aratonga Avenue would be the flr*t street in New Zealand ever planted entirely with kauri trees. The idea of Artior Day, he added, was to inculcate a love of trees both in children and adults. In recent years more and more native trees had been planted. He assured residents in the street that the existing pohutukawa trees would in no way be interfered with.
The planting of the trees was then proceeded with.
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THIRTY KAURIS., Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 180, 2 August 1939
THIRTY KAURIS. Auckland Star, Volume LXX, Issue 180, 2 August 1939
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