Moturoa School children have been involved in growing and learning about the Paritutu korokio for a long time. Two Paritutu korokio were planted by children in our school native gardens way back in 1994 and are still in our gardens to this day. This rare, endangered and regionally distinctive plant is a very hardy tangle-branched (divaricating) coastal shrub that as the common name suggests grows naturally on Paritutu Rock. We have many more Paritutu korokio in our garden now which the children can study first hand and they also provide a ready source for cuttings in the Trees for Survival propagation programme. Moturoa School children have grown and planted out many hundreds of this plant over the years and can be very proud of their contribution to the conservation of this unique species form. Practically every shrub in our gardens at the moment is covered in beautiful fragrant bright yellow star-shaped flowers. In a few months these will be followed by an abundance of attractive yellow berry-like fruit.