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

 


Muck in at Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

Muck in at Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park

7 July 2014

Fresh air, great scenery and a chance to meet like-minded locals while caring for a special Bay of Plenty spot, are on offer from 10am until 12 noon next Sunday 13 July at Onekawa Te Mawhai Regional Park.

A planting day is being held at the Park which is located on the headland between Ōhiwa Harbour and Bryan’s Beach. The Park is approximately 20 minutes drive from Ōpōtiki or 30 minutes from Ōhope.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Park Coordinator Courtney Bell says all are welcome to come along and help out.

“Bring your favourite spade and gardening gloves and help give your newest regional park a makeover. You’ll be rewarded with a sausage sizzle and cuppa afterwards,” she said.

“The Park opened in 2010 and we work with Upokorehe hapū to manage it. It has a rich cultural history with some clearly visible archaeological features such as the Onekawa and Te Mawhai pā sites.”

“We’ve been making gradual improvements since the Park opened, including removing pines, repairing slips and upgrading the walking tracks, but there’s plenty more to do. The area we’ll be planting used to be covered in gorse, we’ve now cleared that and it’ll be great to see a native forest start to grow there instead,” Ms Bell said.

Car parking is available at the Ōhiwa Domain entrance or outside the Ōhiwa Holiday Park on Ōhiwa Harbour Road as well as the Bryan’s Road park entrance. Planters will need to walk 5-10 minutes up the hill from either car park, to meet at the planting site at the top of the Park.

For further details or directions contact Courtney Bell, Park Coordinator phone 0800 884 881 extension 8520 or email courtney.bell@boprc.govt.nz

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Post-Cabinet Presser: EQC Reform, Greece & Surplus Stimulation

Prime Minister John key discussed proposals for reform of the EQC act and the Greek economic crisis at a press conference in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Schools Funded To Trial Innovative Approaches

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the successful applicants for a new $10 million fund to encourage innovative teaching practices. “I’m delighted with the quality of the 39 projects that have won funding in the first round of the Teacher-led Innovation Fund worth a total of about $2.6 million,” says Ms Parata. More>>

ALSO:

Generation Zero: Skypath Granted Resource Consent

Generation Zero is delighted and relieved that the ‘Skypath’ walking and cycling addition to the Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Two New Auckland Special Housing Areas

Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. More>>

ALSO:

Royals: The Prince Of Wales And Duchess Of Cornwall To Visit

Prime Minister John Key welcomes today’s announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint visit for Their Royal Highnesses to New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Tracey Martin Replaced: Ron Mark Is New New Zealand First Deputy Leader

Clayton Mitchell was the successful candidate for the Associate Whip position. Winston Peters was re-elected as Leader by the Caucus. Ron Mark was elected as the Deputy Leader with effect from 10am, Friday, 3rd July. More>>

ALSO:

Rebuild Rebrand: "Regenerate Christchurch" To Replace CERA

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city’s focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>

ALSO:

Nauru: Scholars Urge Minister To Act On Deteriorating Democracy

“Since the 2013 election in Nauru, there has been a series of disturbing developments on the islands that indicate a severe deterioration in the state of its parliamentary democracy and in the rule of law,” say the scholars. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
More RSS  RSS
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news