A massive upgrade of our kauri bush tracks is on its way!
The Shore Action team is very proud that on Wednesday we allocated over $7 million from the Natural Environment Targeted Rate fund to upgrading bush tracks across Kaipātiki to prevent the spread of kauri dieback. That's about 50% of the total kauri budget available for local board parks.
We've added this to $2 million of funding that we already had allocated, bringing the total to around $9 million!
We have been very hot on protecting our kauri and upgrading tracks this term: we pre-emptively closed bush tracks near kauri; we got council staff to work directly with our restoration volunteer groups to use local knowledge and expertise to identify vulnerable kauri and new track routes; and John Gillon and Danielle Grant advocated directly to the Mayor and councillors for additional funding for the Kaipātiki area, which has now come through.
Below are the parks that will be receiving track upgrades to mitigate against kauri dieback disease:
* Birkenhead War Memorial Park (option 2 plus closure of section 17)
* Chatswood Reserve (option 3 plus upgrade of section 6)
* Chelsea Estate Heritage Park (option 2)
* Eskdale Reserve Network (option 2)
* Fernglen Native Plant Gardens Reserve (option 3)
* Kauri Glen Reserve & Cecil Eady Reserve (option 2)
* Leigh Scenic Reserve & Lynn Reserve (option 3 as requested by the public meeting in Bayview)
* Rangatira Reserve (option 2)
* Soldier's Bay Accessway (option 2)
We also confirmed the indefinite closure of Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve which have confirmed cases of kauri dieback disease.
"Kia ora - John Orr from New World Devonport here. Keen to discover a new top drop in time for summer?
My favourite wine from this year’s New World Wine Awards is Chalk Hill’s Grenache Tempranillo 2018. As a fan of Rhone Valley Grenache blends, I really enjoyed this Australian variation because it has the full flavour of dark berry fruits with a nice subtle spiciness making it a real pleasure to drink.” And Vaki Plakic from New World Remuera’s pick is Stoneleigh’s Rapaura Chardonnay. “I’m usually a Hawkes Bay Chardonnay fan, but this year I discovered the Rapaura Chardonnay from Marlborough, which is rich in fruit flavour and well balanced. Plus, it’s this year’s Award’s Champion Chardonnay, so you can’t go wrong with this wine!”
Come into your local New World and explore the Top 50 Gold-medal winning wines – we have winners for every budget. Plus join us for complimentary wine sampling and try before you buy.
Open day at Settlers Lifestyle Village on Thursday 24th October
When: From 2.00pm to 5.00pm
Where: Settlers Lifestyle Village - 550 Albany Highway, Albany
If you are interested in Lifestyle Village living at Settlers, take a tour, get a Settlers Goodie Bag, and see our residents enjoy twilight bowls
Call Olivia or Glenda on 0800 102 652
Harbour #Futsal is home to the term 4 competition, a fun and fast league which runs every Sunday afternoon at Onewa Arena (Netball NH), 44 Northcote Rd, Takapuna.
The league starts on 20 October with muster and grading games for school year 1-4, where the little ones will have 45-minute sessions consisting of skills + games and the older children 35 minutes games.
The league is open to girls, boys and mixed teams and from school to college grades. Harbour Futsal can take individual registrations and place you in a team or you can register a team for your school or with friends.
More info on harbourfutsal.org...