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FRIENDS OF WAIWHAKAREKE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP!

Please help us make a difference with this years plantings.

Meet at the zoo's Brymer Rd capark at 9am on Saturday 6 June. 9-12pm. Bring gloves, a spade and morning tea

The Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park is a former farmland which is now New Zealand's largest inland restoration project. As well as being a home for native birds, in a few years it is going to be an amazing place for community recreation with plans for walking and cycling paths.

THREATENED PLANT GARDEN WORKING BEE - This Saturday 6 June

Help  maintain our collection and display garden of threatened native plants at the University of Waikato.  There is a good amount of weeding to be done.  Please bring gloves, tools, old clothes and boots for weeding activities. Meet outside the link between E and F block, accessed from Hillcrest Road via Gate 8.
Meet: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm,  at Waikato University Gate 8, Hillcrest Rd, outside Science and Engineering entrance (outside the link between E and F block).
Contact: Angela Simpson 0212392554

MANGAITI GULLY RESTORATION GROUP NEWS:

Click here to view http://gullyrestoration.blogspot.com/

 

News on host (Puriri) Moth Aenetus virescens

· Giant Willow Aphid

· Extension to shade house

· A serious population of copper skinks

HAMILTON BIKING PLAN: HAVE YOUR SAY

 

What do you think of the Council’s vision for biking in Hamilton over the next 30 years?

Public feedback is now being sought on the draft Hamilton Biking Plan 2015-2045, so if you have a view, now is the time to share it with the Council. The draft Plan is available online at hamilton.govt.nz/bikingplan until 19 June 2015 and feedback will be gathered through an online form.

Councillor Margaret Forsyth says the draft Hamilton Biking Plan aims to deliver projects that will create a fully connected biking network that is safe, family-friendly and attractive.

“The plan is not just about building new biking infrastructure, it’s also about promoting biking in the city and providing educational programmes for all road users to create a bike-friendly city for Hamiltonians now and well into the future,” she says.

Hamilton’s size and relatively flat landscape make it an ideal city for biking and walking. The Government is encouraging major urban centres to develop quality biking infrastructure and the draft Hamilton Biking Plan provides a framework for some exciting initiatives, including a Western Rail Trail.

Feedback on the Hamilton Biking Plan can be provided online until 19 June. Responses will then be considered and a final report will be put forward to Council’s Strategy and Policy Committee on 11 August 2015.

For more information contact> Kate Doran

Designation: Communication Advisor

Tel (Direct): 07 838 666607 838 6666

kate.doran@hcc.govt.nz

 

RONGOA MAORI WORKSHOP

Saturday 4th July from 1pm - 4 pm

Grandview Community Garden

Growing native medicinal plants

Come and learn about some useful medicinal native plants and how to grow them..

Programme

1 pm Rongoa presentation

1:45 Tour of Garden with tips for managing weeds and planting

2.30 Getting to know the plants (learning to identify them)

3.30 light refreshments

 

Cost $5 (free to Grandview Community Garden members and volunteers)

As well as our allotment gardens and orchard areas, Grandview Community Garden is developing and restoring an area of useful, medicinal and edible native plants.

Volunteers have been clearing weeds and planting, and will be planting another 100 plants on the 21 June from 1:30pm. All are welcome to the planting.

 

Book available for purchase:

Rongoa Maori, A practical guide to traditional Maori Medicine

by Rob McGowan

Cost $15. Some available on day or order a copy when you register

p Tim 021 1035755

 

 

 

 

 



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