Walk ‘n’ Weed’ - Working bee in Orleans Makererua Reserve

Come and enjoy the bush and birds in a Ngaio reserve while attacking weeds and improving the track.

Orleans Makererua Reserve is small but rather special area between Makererua and Orleans streets in Ngaio. A 10 minute track runs through it and there is a gently sloped grassy area at the Orleans end. It is notable for a number of fine specimens of native trees (pukatea, kahikatea and titoki) that are survivors from the original bush.

The local care group has invited us to their working bee on Sunday 24 March starting at 9:30. They are finishing off a boardwalk in the middle of the reserve and weeding around the grassy area (“The Green”).
It finishes around 11:30 followed by coffee and delicious cake on the Green.

Meet up at the end of Makererua St, Ngaio (off Heke St) at 9:30am – or find the group in the reserve.

If you are catching the train, the Johnsonville train leaves Wellington Station at 9:02, arriving in Ngaio ten minutes later. It is a 7 minute walk up the hill to Makererua St via Colllingwood, Chelmsford and Heke Streets.

Bring secateurs if you have them as they could be useful for trimming vegetation. We can supply gardening gloves for anyone wanting them. Bring water too.

For those interested, Cafe Villa back down in Ngaio does delicious lunches.

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  • Robin W.

    Thanks everyone for all your help. Great to meet you all.

    April 7, 2013

  • Julie C.

    great people, great meetup!

    March 27, 2013

  • Kevin A.

    Wonderful day! Robin was a warm and welcoming host, and everyone involved was completely lovely and friendly. Special thanks to Nicola, who made the delicious date loaf, and to Matt for the loan of his gloves, as well as the impromptu natural history lesson regarding the critters we unearthed beneath the heaps and heaps of tradescantia. The Neighbour's Day BBQ was a perfect conclusion to the day.

    The reserve is beautiful, with a 300 year old pukatea tree, among other wonders. I will be back with my good camera for a suburban photo safari very soon.

    March 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      let me know if you come back out this way, I can give you a tour through Trelissick Park, (http://www.adventurew...­) or check out Otari -Wiltons Bush - they have an 800 year old rimu.

      March 24, 2013

  • Robin W.

    Hi Karen, Richard, Julie and Kevin,
    Makererua St and Steps are having a Neighbours Day BBQ after the working bee - and you are all invited. It starts at 12:30 till whenever. They have spare vegetarian and meat patties and bread so you won't starve. Hope you can stay on. Robin

    March 23, 2013

  • Robin W.

    Should be a lovely day so bring a sunhat (and water) as a lot of our weeding will be around the Green. Cake made (thanks Nic). See you at the end of Makererua St tomorrow morning.
    Cheers
    Robin

    March 23, 2013

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