Pest Free Kaipatiki

Community Organisation

Pest Free Kaipatiki
C/- The Kaipatiki Project17 Lauderdale Road
BirkdaleAuckland 0626
44 days ago

Massive Moth Plant Hunt 2021! Bag some moth plant pods and bag some free easter eggs!

Volunteer from Pest Free Kaipatiki

Join our hunt for moth plant pods this easter. Not only will you be helping to protect our environment from this invasive weed, but there are free easter eggs or a native plant up for grabs for your help!
The horrible moth plant vines are flooding our precious neighbourhoods with their green pods … View more
Join our hunt for moth plant pods this easter. Not only will you be helping to protect our environment from this invasive weed, but there are free easter eggs or a native plant up for grabs for your help!
The horrible moth plant vines are flooding our precious neighbourhoods with their green pods which if left will burst, sending thousands of seeds to land in our backyards, parks and gardens.
We are looking for helpers in the Kaipātiki area to visit some moth plant sites between 1st - 19th April, in a final push! Can you be one of them? Not just for the easter eggs - but for our environment and our biodiversity!

Follow this link to find out more.
www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz...

122 days ago

This is how quickly moth plant and woolly nightshade can spoil your land!

Volunteer from Pest Free Kaipatiki

Yesterday, 10 volunteers covered a range of moth plant sites reported by the PFK buffer team in the area north of Eskdale Reserve in Brunton Place, Valley View Road, Seaview Road, Stephanie Close, etc.
Then we all headed off to a massive site in James St covered in moth plant, woolly nightshade, … View more
Yesterday, 10 volunteers covered a range of moth plant sites reported by the PFK buffer team in the area north of Eskdale Reserve in Brunton Place, Valley View Road, Seaview Road, Stephanie Close, etc.
Then we all headed off to a massive site in James St covered in moth plant, woolly nightshade, jasmine and wisteria.
The last 2 or 3 years we got there after the pods had burst - it was a nightmare. There were pods up in the powerlines. It was still bad again and we only got part way through it.

Today, a tenant contacted the owner - a wonderful helpful man who'll meet with us this weekend to talk how to solve the problem on an ongoing basis. He'd like to plant natives to bring back the native birds. And we met a neighbour nearby who wants to do the same. A wonderful outcome. This is what the PFK Restoration project is all about. People working together to restore our natural heritage.

If you see the pink and white flowers of moth plant vines in your garden, your neighbours' or in a public space, don't mess around. Help get rid of it before pods form and create an expensive mess to deal with.

Either pull/dig it our by the roots or please email us at PestPlants@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz with the street address and other details (including if you can the contact details for the owner/occupant so we can get permission in advance).

Next week the PFK Pest Plant Hit Squad will be at Monarch Ave and other parts of Hillcrest.

123 days ago

Local contractors experienced in weed control and native revegetation

Volunteer from Pest Free Kaipatiki

Hi there - we are looking for good contractors experienced in weed control and native revegetation please? We have people looking for help in various areas in Kaipatiki.

Please give your email address, phone number and an outline of your experience with controlling environmental weeds such as … View more
Hi there - we are looking for good contractors experienced in weed control and native revegetation please? We have people looking for help in various areas in Kaipatiki.

Please give your email address, phone number and an outline of your experience with controlling environmental weeds such as moth plant, woolly nightshade, madeira vine, climbing asparagus, privet, blue morning glory, jasmine, japanese honeysuckle and pampas. Also your experience in planting and looking after native plants that attract native birds all year round. Please also advise if you give free quotes.

Please email us at Enquiries@PestFreeKaipatiki.org.nz - please put your name in the subject line.

Many thanks, the PFK Restoration Team.

Please help us restore the birds and other native wildlife in the Kaipatiki area.

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152 days ago

Weeded out a lot of moth plant and woolly nightshade this morning. Do you know of any other sites? Help conquer these noxious weeds.

Volunteer from Pest Free Kaipatiki

The Pest Free Kaipatiki pest plant hit squad met some lovely people in Taurus Crescent this morning. We helped them remove lots of moth plant and woolly nightshade and started on some privet. Hopefully those people prone to asthma and privet allergies will sleep a bit better. We also cleared wild … View moreThe Pest Free Kaipatiki pest plant hit squad met some lovely people in Taurus Crescent this morning. We helped them remove lots of moth plant and woolly nightshade and started on some privet. Hopefully those people prone to asthma and privet allergies will sleep a bit better. We also cleared wild ginger and other weeds from the reserve behind Taurus Cres.
But there's still a lot of moth plant and woolly nightshade - some behind a locked gate. Please email PestPlants@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz if we missed yours and you need help with it. Get rid of them before the seed mature and spread.
Please email us too if you know of moth plant flowers coming out now - help us control the vines before the nasty pods form.

There's a lot of privet trees around Taurus Cres - we are wondering about a community working bee one weekend in 2021. If you'd be interested please let us know (same email as above). Privet blossom makes some people really miserable - so even if you don't suffer yourself, please get in touch.

For more info about controlling pest plants in your street or your local park, go to www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz... - click on the link below to the Forest & Bird Weed Control Guide. Next Monday will be the last hit squad for 2020 - if you can see any big moth plant sites in flower, please email the location to us or report it on the EcoTrack app.

155 days ago

Do you live in the area around Taurus Crescent, Gemini Place and Rangatira Reserve?

Volunteer from Pest Free Kaipatiki

Hi - do you live in the area around Taurus Crescent, Gemini Place and Rangatira Reserve?

Pest Free Kaipatiki will be in your area for two events in the next few days:

On Sunday 13 December, the Rangatira Reserve restoration group will meet at 10am to hand weed the area in the reserve where … View more
Hi - do you live in the area around Taurus Crescent, Gemini Place and Rangatira Reserve?

Pest Free Kaipatiki will be in your area for two events in the next few days:

On Sunday 13 December, the Rangatira Reserve restoration group will meet at 10am to hand weed the area in the reserve where native planting was done earlier this year. If you want to know more please follow the contact details below.

On Monday 14 December, the Pest Free Kaipatiki Hit squad will be visiting Taurus Cres and Gemini Place from 9.30am and can help you control pest plants at your place or across your back fence in the reserve.

Please check your section - particularly along the boundary - and your street for the weeds shown in the flyer below - especially moth plant and woolly nightshade - which are both allergenic. They will soon be seeding - it's quickest and most effective to control them now before they spread more widely around our homes and parks.

Take this opportunity to talk with your neighbours to get on top of these pest plants. For more information about how you can tackle weeds on your property or street, go to this website: www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz...


If you see these weeds, follow the guidelines in the flyer below. Or if you can't deal with them, please send details of the street address and location to PestPlants@pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz - if possible please talk to the land owner or occupant and give us their contact details.


And if you are free on Monday mornings, please come along and join us - we'd love to work with you to help make your neighbourhood more eco-friendly and beautiful. It's a great way to keep fit, meet good people and help to improve your environment. Ring 021-240-9414 for details

Most of our volunteers will be working hi-vis jackets with "Pest Free Kaipatiki" on the back. But if you have any questions about what our volunteers are doing, please phone us.

And don't forget if you want to control rats and possums, see the page www.pestfreekaipatiki.org.nz...

Help keep Beach Haven & Birkdale pest plant and predator free.

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