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THE Waihopai Walkway in Invercargill has had a spruce-up with city school children planting native trees.

On Tuesday afternoon children from various Invercargill schools and groups were the latest to contribute to an ongoing initiative which looked to revegetate part of the Waihopai River.

More than 500 plants were supplied by the Hokonui Runanga and Otago Corrections and pupils planted them along a tributary of the Waihopai River near Racecourse Road.

The Environment Southland project had run for several years with hundreds of children helping to improve water quality and enhance biodiversity.

Several James Hargest College junior campus pupils spent part of the afternoon trying out their green thumbs.

Eleven-year-old Charlotte Dudfield (right) said it was “pretty” fun planting¬†the plants.

Pictured above, Karly Holland (12, left) was planting with friend Dani Chisholm (13) who said she liked helping the environment.

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