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Help Inanga Spawn by Trapping Pests in Meola

June 15th, 2019


Whitebait Connection have an exciting project to aid inanga to spawn in Meola Creek. High levels of rats and mice near the eggs mean we need your help.
If you are interested in pest trapping around Pasadena to help those inanga and other critters please contact Sophie Journee sophiej@whitebaitconnection.co.nz
There are a number of trapping courses being run separately so limited experience is OK.

Invite to Mount Albert Grammar School Tree Planting Day — Sunday June 16

June 12th, 2019

Dear ASB MAGS Farm Neighbours,

At the ASB MAGS Farm, our plans to demonstrate good farming practice are coming to fruition and we will be planting the paddock next to the stream with native seedlings provided under the Trees for Survival programme.

You are invited to our planting on Sunday 16 June 10am — 2pm (rain date 23 June) by staff, students, friends and neighbours.

Watercare, which is building the nearby Central Interceptor wastewater tunnel, are kindly providing food and a barbecue for the event. A coffee cart will also be available.

You do not have to plant any trees to attend but if you would like to talk to MAGS and Watercare staff about the farm enhancement, please RSVP at the email address below.

Kind regards,

Esther Hancock

HOD Agriculture and Horticulture ehancock@mags.school.nz

MOUNT ALBERT GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Waitītiko Water, Weeds and Walks at Alberton

February 11th, 2019

Alberton Historic House kindly invited STEPS and Friends of Oakley Creek to share a stall at the Market Day on February 10 2019.  As always, many hundreds of people attended. Most stalls provided a range of crafts and food – while ours was unique in providing information about water quality, weeds and mountain to sea walks. Sel Arbuckle had collected a barrow full of weeds (including palm grass, chinese and tree privet, date palm, spindleberry, moth plant, woolly nightshade) and weeds were certainly a focus of interest for the majority of visitors. Many took Auckland Council/ Forest and Bird pamphlets to educate neighbours with moth plant being the all-out favourite!

   

We were  pleased also with the number of volunteer and potential members who signed up for both groups. Wendy John said:  From my experience, today was probably one of the best with regards to people being interested in various issues – especially the weeds.  I was very pleased with how many people knew, were concerned and were, already doing something about some of them – especially mothplant and woolly nightshade. Another great collaborative occasion!

Thanks to Rendell Francesca & Alberton team, our visitors, Sel, Wendy, Ngaio, June, Julie, Xavier, Josh & Liz for making the day such a success.

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