A recent highlight for Anita was planting the city’s two millionth plant following a 20-year programme.
Another has been creating two informative Wellington-focused planting booklets, which can be found at wellington.govt.nz/planting-guides.
Other satisfying projects in the past were working on the Ōtari redevelopment project which included building the bridge that links the two garden areas, many seed collecting trips around New Zealand adding species to the Ōtari gardens, working with the many community planting groups, and recently a planting day with Taranaki Whānui to beautify their urupā.
Anita is a keen cyclist, having recently cycled the length of Aotearoa, and has in the past represented New Zealand in target shooting.
When it comes to all things green, Anita doesn’t discriminate, saying “it doesn’t matter if it’s native or exotic, I just love plants full stop”.
It’s 2021, so we’re sharing stories about 21 of our people who have worked at Council for 20 years or more. Find out more about the series in this story.