57 days ago

Hugh Wilson, botantist, ardent cyclist and the inspiration behind Hinewai Reserve!

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Hugh Wilson, the renowned Canterbury botanist who has also written a number of books about New Zealand plants has spent the last 30 years overseeing the regeneration of 1500 hectares of gorse-ridden hill country farmland to native bush. High above Akaroa, and over the crater rim, you can visit Hinewai Reserve and discover numerous species of ferns, regenerating totara, hear the bird song, find the 47 known waterfalls or even better, hike the 3 day Banks Peninsula Banks Track, New Zealand track.
Celia Hay, Director of New Zealand School of Food and Wine dropped to visit Hugh and get an update on edible native plants and berries.

Hugh mentioned a new documentary on the transformation of Hinewai and now free on You tube.

It's inspirational.

More messages from your neighbours
2 hours ago

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15 hours ago

Speed limit reductions decided today

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Speed reductions on around 700 Auckland roads will be decided this afternoon.

Some of the dangerous roads considered for the reductions include Dairy Flat Highway, Whitford Rd, Hobson St and Karangahape Rd.

People are divided on whether reductions should be enforced. What are your thoughts?

1 day ago

Public transport: How does Auckland compare to other cities?

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Central Leader

Hi neighbours, Poor public transport is among the most pressing challenges facing Auckland's tourism industry, multiple studies have found.
Auckland Transport hopes a new public transport system to the airport will help solve the problem. What do you think of Auckland's public transport? How does it compare to other cities you've visited? What should be done to improve it?