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.
Have your say on the proposed additional traffic lane along Oteha Valley Road Extension in Albany.
The additional traffic lane will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for buses and vehicles turning left at the Oteha Valley Road Extension/Dairy Flat Highway intersection.
Feedback in open until Sunday 10 November 2019. To find out more or provide feedback go to www.AT.govt.nz... or call (09) 355 3553.
Have your say at the upcoming public consultation on proposed changes to the Sunset Rd/Target Rd roundabout in Totara Vale.
The additional lanes through the roundabout will reduce travel times and improve travel time reliability for all traffic. This is important because vehicles are experiencing significant delays through this roundabout.
To find out more or provide feedback go to www.AT.govt.nz... or call (09) 355 3553.
If you would like to speak in person, go to the public drop-in session at
Date: 4th November 2019
Time: 4PM – 8PM
Location: Reformed Church of the North Shore, 76 Trias Rd, Totara Vale.
Feedback is open until 10th November 2019.
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