Hamilton Urban Restoration Workshop, May 24th & Update on Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park

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Kia ora e te forum,

The Waikato Biodiversity Forum and People, Cites, Nature are very pleased to invite you to our upcoming Hamilton Urban Restoration Workshop, on the 24th of May!

Please register to peoplecitiesnature@gmail.com with your name, organisation & dietary requirements by the May 3rd.

The event starts at The Long RoomWintec City Campus at 8:30am.

After lunch, we will move to Waiwhakarke Natural Heritage Park for field workshops.

A detailed programme will be sent to those registered closer to the event date.

Feel free to pass on the attached flyer to your networks!

Hamilton Urban Restoration Workshop (1).pdf


Update on Waiwhakareke Natural Heritage Park

Reconstruction of the five ecosystems integral to the Waikato landscape is well underway. About 33% of the 60 hectares has now been planted…. an ongoing process since 2004. 

However, at this time the Park is closed to the public. Hamilton City Council has allocated $760,000.00 to be spent in this financial year, 2019. This money will be used to facilitate the works needed to have the Park ready for public use later in the year. Works include a loop track, 2 viewing platforms over the peat lake, toilet facilities and interpretive signage.

 Meantime mark Friday, 31st May in your diary as that is the date for the Arbor Day planting at the Park this year. We hope to see as many neighbours as possible join in the event with the hundreds of school children and others already booked in. For anyone who has been to these events, it is a magical sight to see so many young people involved in preparing such a wonderful asset for generations to come.

Even though the Park is officially closed to the public, releasing and planting will continue. So we would like to see as many people as possible join us on the last Saturday of every month.  We meet at Brymer Road car park opposite the Hamilton Zoo at 9am and finish planting by 12 noon. Please be there with your morning tea, gumboots and a spade. For further information go to https://www.facebook.com/waiwhakarekenaturalheritagepark/ 

Catherine Smith, for Tui 2000 Inc.

Arbor day 2018

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