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.
When Sharlene Clements heard thieves had stolen a car belonging to Denise Pearson and her son Reuben, who lives with cerebral palsy, Sharlene jumped straight to their aid. She immediately offered them a wheelchair-modified van that had been given to her business in a life-changing act of kindness.
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Auckland Council’s new Policy on Dogs 2019 and dog management bylaw is now in force across the Auckland region.
The policy relates to time and season, access, menacing dogs and multiple dog ownership rules.
MAP Playgroup - Sturges West Community House, Summerland Drive, Thursday 10-11:30am. See the poster for more detaisl.