Queen’s Birthday Weekend Working Bee

A working bee is to be undertaken in the bush on Maugaruawahine to replant some of the area damaged in the slip a couple of months ago.


Funding for this planting has been from the Honda Tree Fund utilising plants purchased through the Waikato Regional Council Plant Supply Programme, with additional plants kindly supplied by TCDC.

This planting coincides perfectly with Arbor Day which is on Monday 5 June.

Date: Saturday 3 June (Queens Birthday Weekend)

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Maungaruawahine (adjacent to the recent large slip). Access via track to summit. Please carry some plants up the hill with you as you head up the track, if plants are still awaiting transporting.

Aim: To begin the task of re-vegetating the slip face with pioneer native species which will in time stabilise this area, and thus hopefully prevent further slips and erosion. In addition getting native plants re-established will hopefully lessen the chance of a large-scale noxious weed infestation occurring here.

Meet: On face of slip, where track to summit transects slip.

Work site conditions: Fairly steep and slippery in parts especially if wet.

Bring the following equipment: Solid enclosed footwear with decent tread, protective gloves, parka (if rain threatening), spade, secateurs, water bottle, and lots of the usual Opoutere enthusiasm!

Any queries, please feel free to contact me.


Gordon Ikin



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