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Norgrove Ave Rock forest trek

August 13th, 2017

STEPS members Derryn, Liz and Sel were joined by supporters April, Anju and local residents Sean, Aden and John in a trek through rock forest remnants near Chamberlain Park on 12 August.


Kawakawa and mahoe trees were beside the stream and behind that many large mature privet and an under-storey of asparagus fern. Despite this there were seedling trees growing in places. A few puriri were seen. We collected a few moth plant seeds and had an adventurous walk.

Sandra later joined us and we concluded that with some help on large scale weed clearing, there would be opportunities to restore the lava rock forest here. In the future we will see what opportunities there are to connect to Rawalpindi reserve.  Thanks to everyone for an enjoyable morning.

An aerial video tour of Meola Creek

Norgrove Ave Weeding Working Bee 12th August

July 23rd, 2017

We will be doing some weed control, and also walking through the site with Sel Arbuckle Auckland rock forest legend (see to look at main vegetation and identify weeds. We will bring maps to see where Central interceptor shafts might be built too.

Please wear gardening gloves, tramping boots/ strong shoes and a small folding saw could be useful if you have one. See you there!

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