Community planting days

Across the district from,

Dominion Flats Reserve public planting days

Lend a helping hand at the Dominion Flats Reserve public planting days on 26 May and 9 June from 9am to 12noon, rain or shine. Meeting at the Mapua Drive entrance. Wear suitable clothes and gumboots, gardening gloves. Morning tea is provided. Contact Helen Bibby for more information on 0274593989.

Battle for the Banded Rail community plantings


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

  • Sunday 26 May, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Bronte Peninsula on Stringer Embayment (Access from 92 Bronte Road East. Park on Bronte Road).
  • Sunday 9 June, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Manuka Island. Follow sign to Manuka Island from Redwood Road.
  • Sunday 16 June, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Bronte Peninsula North. Park on Cardno Way (off Bronte Road East).
  • Sunday 30 June, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Hoddy Estuary Park. 232 Coastal Highway near Research Orchard Road.
  • Sunday 7 July, 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, Stringer Creek, Westdale Road opposite The Playhouse Café.
  • 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 or phone Kathryn on 544 4537.

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