Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Help plant native trees Queen's Birthday weekend

Help plant native trees this Queen's Birthday weekend

Aucklanders are invited to pick up their spades and help plant native trees in three regional parks this coming weekend.

Queen's Birthday Weekend is the busiest weekend on the Auckland Regional Council's tree planting calendar with events at Muriwai, Tawharanui and Whakanewha (Waiheke Island) regional parks.

New trees are planted to protect park life including, native plants, birds, fish and insects and their support systems and food supplies. Planting helps maintain and enhance biodiversity.

Planting also nurses damaged ecosystems back to health and speeds up natural regeneration. It can provide models * parks are a giant version of what your backyard could be like * that are green, lush and alive. Planting also helps to reduce flooding and erosion, and improve water quality in our rivers and beaches making them safer for swimming.

Details of this weekend's three planting days are as follows.

Muriwai Regional Park Sunday 6 June, 10am onwards

Tree planting at Muriwai Regional Park in association with Project Crimson will extend existing plantings and create a shelter belt of pohutukawa along the coast road, returning vegetation to what once was there and help create a habitat for more species of native birds.

Meet at Coast Rd, beside the tennis courts (Follow State Highway 16 to Waimauku Turn left into Muriwai Rd at Waimauku and continue to the park)

Tawharanui Regional Park Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 June, 9.30am onwards

There are 10,000 trees to be planted at Tawharanui over the two days. This weekend planting is organized by the Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc. (TOSSI), which is working in partnership with the ARC to turn Tawharanui into a pest free haven for native species. Planting this weekend will help with forest restoration on the park.

Meet at the woolshed on the park. (To get to Tawharanui follow the signs from Warkworth. The last 8km is a winding, metal road.)

Free use of the campground is available for volunteers who want to try winter camping.

Whakanewha Regional Park (Waiheke Island) Sunday 6 and Monday the 7 June, 10am onwards

Tree planting at Whakanewha Regional Park will provide shade and shelter for park users. It will also extend and enhance the coastal forest remnants through replanting, now that weeds are under control.

Meet at the park depot (Take the ferry from downtown Auckland to Waiheke Island. Catch a shuttle bus from Matiatia to the Park or catch the Rocky Bay bus and get off at Gordons Rd and walk down to the park.)

Free use of the campground is available for volunteers who want to try winter camping.

What to bring Work boots or enclosed shoes (not sandals), a spade (if you have one), gloves, a jacket, snacks and water bottle (it's thirsty work). We provide a sausage sizzle for lunch at each of the planting days.

For more information please call Scott De Silva, ARC Senior Ranger (Muriwai planting day) 817 0084 or 025 943 624 Wendy Fisher, ARC Park Ranger (Tawharanui planting day) 09 426 1200 or 0274 951 445 Andy Spence, ARC Park Ranger (Whakanewha planting day) 372 5647 or 0274 519 951

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>




Submissions Summary: The People's Commission On Public Media

This Summary is a preliminary report from the People’s Commission. It brings together views and aspirations of the hundreds of people who made submissions, attended public meetings, filled out the online survey and made speeches to our Panel. More>>

Housing Plans: Protest Over Ihumatao Development

Ihumatao in Mangere, next to the airport in Auckland, holds the archaeological remains of 1000 years of food production; from when Maori first landed in the area, through to early European settler agriculture and right up until today. More>>


Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>


Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

NZ Emissions Up 50% 1990-2013: Report Confirms CLimate Change Impacting NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election