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.