We had a good day on Saturday. The weather behaved, and three new people turned up (Mike, Alan and Simon) and then there were the usual suspects!
Gay and John Hay weeded the entrance area and spread mulch around. We carried on further along the track. Mike removed the wattles growing behind Pamela’s fence while we released ti kouka (cabbage trees) and harakeke (flax) at Reveg area 1. We then walked further again along the track and removed wild fennel and ragwort from where the track starts to go up the hill, approximately Reveg area 4.
Thanks to Gay, Vicky and Paul for organising the working bee.
Te Araroa Track working bee this weekend: planting at the Pukerua Bay end. Saturday 25 March, 9.30 am, meet at the Muri Road track entrance. Click here for more event details:
Please email your name and contact details to: email@example.com and more information over at kapitibush.org.nz
Tuesday 14 March. Meet at 9.30, Muri Station. Bring a sunhat and water, grubber, spade or lopper.
Organised by Ngā Uruora, contact Gay 04 2399928 for more information.
Tuesday 18 October 2016, 9.30 am
A working bee is to take place on the morning of Tuesday 18 October 2016. This working bee will be focused on weed control, in particular a follow up to work already started on Cape Ivy control on the boundary to Melody Farm. Members of the regular Tuesday working bee for Ngā Uruora will be helping out.
Where and when: Assembly point will be at the end of Muri Road near the track entrance gate (map), at 9:30 am, Tuesday 18 October 2016.
What to bring: Bring drinking water, gloves, muscles, knowledge, smiles and all important morning tea. If you have loppers, a pruning saw or a grubber this would help. Don’t worry if you don’t have tools, Ngā Uruora have a few that could be provided.
Weather: If the weather looks like not cooperating the intention is to send out a cancellation email the night before.
More information is also available on the Ngā Uruora website, and if you are interested in volunteering for the Pukerua Bay end, sign up to their newsletter.