Community planting days

Across the district, ongoing,

Lookout Hill community plantings


The Wakefield Bush Restoration Society is doing community plantings on 13 July from 10am onwards. If wet July 20. They'll be planting on the Lookout Hill, just opposite the scout den off Treeton Place Wakefield. Please make sure you wear sturdy footwear as they are planting on a hillside. Also please bring a spade or grubber to dig the holes. More info ring Doug South, Phone 541 8980 or 027 907 2879.

Battle for the Banded Rail community plantings

Please come and join us at a community planting day on the Waimea Inlet.

  • Sunday 21 July, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Maisey Embayment/Pukeko Lane. Parking and access from Pukeko Lane.
  • Sunday 28 July, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Mapua Embayment/Seaton Valley Stream. Access and parking at 126 Aranui Road.
  • Sunday 11 August, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Research Orchard Road.

Please bring gloves, spade and drinking water. Wear solid footwear and clothes suitable for the weather conditions.  Morning tea will be provided (coffee courtesy of Pomeroy’s).

Battle for the Banded Rail is a Waimea Inlet Forum project working with local communities. 

It aims to increase the number of banded rail and other estuarine birds on the Waimea Inlet by restoring habitat and trapping predators.

For more information, email us at bandedrail@gmail.com or phone Kathryn on 544 4537.

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