Peter Jagger's Plaque Unveiling
Sunday 17 October
Michael had passed on the invitation from the Korokoro Environmental Group (KEG) to join them on Sunday 17 October at Percy Scenic Reserve to unveil a plaque in memory of Peter Jagger. We meet at 10.00am in the drizzle at the retention dam, and Ruth Mansell, a former chairperson of KEG who knew Peter well, spoke of his love of the hills and in particular those around the Korokoro area where he continued to walk up to the time of his death. She also commented that Peter would be pleased about having a plaque opposite the waterfall but wouldn't have been too impressed with the "easy" style of the accessible tracks. Michael added his thoughts about his friend and then we moved up the newly formed track, alongside the stream, carrying trays of small fern plants. We reassembled at the base of the waterfall where the plaque - reading In Memory of Peter Jagger, A Keen Korokoro Tramper, (1926 - 2010) - was dedicated to Peter. The plaque had previously been attached to an existing seat from which one gets a perfect view of the waterfall. After photos were taken we made our way back, planting the approximately 200 ferns along the track above the stream. Back at the dam we were treated to fruit juice and biscuits.
- Party members
- Michael Bartlett, Sue Cuthbertson, Colleen Davey, Diane Head, Christine Leighs, Lynne Pomare, Bruce and Kerry Popplewell, Terence Wright and Alan Wright (scribe).