Friends of Mana Island 2018 AGM

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
7.30 pm, Mana Cruise Club
Ngāti Toa Domain, Paremata (map)

You are warmly invited to attend the Friends of Mana AGM featuring a talk by seabird expert Graeme Taylor from the Department of Conservation about our planned translocation of white-faced storm petrels. There are plenty of challenges moving chicks from the Chathams to Mana Island.

You will also hear updates about FOMI’s work during the past year. And the evening marks the beginning of FOMI’s 20th anniversary this year – “Celebrating Our Volunteers”. Find out first-hand what’s happening, including a special preview of a 3-minute video produced for the anniversary.

As part of the election of officers, FOMI will be seeking to elect a new president.

Supper afterwards. It’s going to be a very interesting evening!

Pukerua Bay Hub Pub Quiz at the Whitby Co-Op

Who’s feeling like a fun night out? Get together a team of six for Pukerua Bay Hub‘s Quiz Night on Sunday March 25th and show us all the random stuff you know!

7-9pm, Sunday 25 March 2018
Whitby Co-Op, (map)
$10 per person
Fundraising for the 2018 Matariki Celebration, put on by Ahu Charitable Trust.

Places are limited so be sure to email us to reserve a spot –
If you don’t have a team of 6 we can make up teams, so don’t let that stop you from joining in!

Pukerua Bay Hub Pub Quiz

November 2017 Residents’ Association meeting minutes

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Present: Iain MacLean, Pauline Morse, Jonathan Harker, June Penhey, Paul FitzGerald, Brian Sullivan, Dale Williams (PCC), Bill Inge (PCC), David Olsen. Brett Osborne (PCC), Torrey McDonnell (PCC), Mike, James Beban (Hutt City Council), Nic Etheridge (PCC).
Community: Charles and Danielle.
Apologies: Guy Marriage, Jenny Brash (GWRC), Anita Baker (PCC). Continue reading “November 2017 Residents’ Association meeting minutes”

Garden holly oak shelter belt started

We planted 30 trees today, mostly tagasaste, which fixes nitrogen and helps to improve the soil, and can later be be coppiced for firewood and sacrificial mulch. It will serve to shelter the holly oaks while they get established to form the main long-term shelter. We even managed to sneak some lavender amongst proceedings too. Many thanks to everyone who turned up to help!