Archive for April, 2021

STEPS Autumn 2021 Update

April 28th, 2021

Kia ora tātou,

We have some plants on order for Roy Clements Treeway from Council. Thanks Huw and AELB.

Likely planting dates: 29th – 30th May

Upcoming :

  • Possible planting day in Norgrove in July – Watercare decision.

Under Way

  • Weekly weeding sessions back at Kanuka St forest on Tuesday mornings– thanks Sel, Damien and Mary
  • Weekly sessions at MAGS Thursday pm – thanks Sel and Richard
  • STEPS collected 3 Waitītiko DNA samples for nation wide water quality survey – thanks Freddie, Sel and Wendy.
  • June got online payments set up since cheques going away – thanks June
  • January application for CCF admin funding should be announced this month – thanks Trev
  • Good links with Kura Kaupapa new groundspeople re moth plant and weeds… regular weeding under way. Thanks Dianne, Sel, Suzy & Graeme
  • Plant and Food – moth plant / woolly nightshade fruiting again and ready to blow down the catchment.  TBD with volunteers this month. Thanks Sel, Shannon, Alistair and Stephen.
  • Auckland Council Healthy Waters & Watercare have eradicated weeds on their land at Ahurangi – thanks Theresa and Shalini.
  • STEPS Online campaign – TBD thanks Dan
  • 2020-21  AGM – possibly August since so late last year because of Covid…

If you can help with any of these please let us know; or if you have questions. Please contact us via this site.

What other new initiatives would you like to participate in? Please let us know.

Finally this frog was sitting up a tree near the MAGS tributary of Waitītiko a few days ago. Apparently it is an Australian green tree frog… Litoria

Litoria April 2020 MAGS bush planting.

Ngā  mihi nui,


Elizabeth Walker