Whitireia Park planting day and bbq

The Whitireia Park Restoration Group (Porirua) has invited us to their first planting day of the season, followed by a bbq and ranger talk about the biodiversity in the park!

Whitireia Park is a headland with commanding views over Mana Island, Porirua Harbour and its environs. The park comprises around 180 hectares of predominantly open space grasslands with a remnant patch of native bush. It provides a unique opportunity for people to undertake a variety of leisure activities, such as walking, mountain biking and fishing. It is steeped in Maori history, has many important geological features and provides good habitat for many water birds.

We will mainly be planting around the coastal margins of the park. This will be followed by a BBQ (sausages, bread and vegetarian options available) and a talk from a biodiversity ranger. Things should start to wind up around 1pm or so.

We will meet outside the railway station at 9.30am and carpool. If driving, the meeting place is the Onehunga Bay carpark, Whitireia Park (follow Whitireia Road over the Park down into Onehunga Bay). The event will start at 10am.

If the weather is appallingly bad the event will be postponed by one week.

You will need to bring good footwear, and clothes to suit the weather (sun, wind.. rain). They will provide equipment (spades, gloves etc.). Feel free to bring some extra food to share too!

Offers to drive most welcomed :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun and wonderful to see so many people contributing, despite the weather

    May 28, 2012

  • Rob G.

    Really good to get out with so many people (CAW and others) who just ignored the wind and rain and got on with the job. I look forward to seeing another part of my local nature reserve regenerate as a result of our work. I would have given this five stars if my waterproof had actually been waterproof, and if it wasn't for the sandblasting we received in the wind!

    May 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    our group was awesome, but most encouraging was the huge community involvement... and the weather was as ghastly as the weatherman predicted

    May 28, 2012

  • Caroline A.

    Apologies for being a no show, my partner and I had to meet our potential new landlords. Looking forward to hearing about Whitireia's next planting event.

    May 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    For those not sure of the way, drive to end of Titahi Bay Road - it curves to the left and becomes Main Road. You'll see signage to Whitireia Park near the dairy. The road is at the end of Thornley Drive. See you all there tomorrow!

    May 26, 2012

  • Sachi

    Hi Spencer and Jenny, thanks:) will see you guys on Sun at 9:30 infront of the Wellington station.

    May 25, 2012

  • Spencer

    Wow excellent. Looks like we have a plan!
    Me and Jenny will take our cars to wellington railway station - out the front at 9.30am. We will pick up Sachi, Robyn, Emily and Karen. We will travel in convoy. Caroline will do her own thing. We won't need the services of Rob, Margeret or Dave (thanks for offering!) and will see them there. I think that works! Room for any last minute additions too. Weather looks OK in the morning, worsening, so bring warm clothes and waterproofs just in case.

    May 25, 2012

  • Jenny

    I can take 3 people at 9:30am Wellington railway station. I would need to follow someone as I don't know how to get there. Will check googlemap though.

    May 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    i will do it and can fit 4 passengers and I will be at the station by 9 30 am - will wait by the ticket office. Cheers Margaret

    May 24, 2012

  • Rob G.

    I can fit 4 passengers in my car at a squeeze (not a big car). Margaret and Dave, as the other Titahi Bay locals, which one of use will do the station pick-up? It looks like only one of us will be needed.

    May 24, 2012

  • robyn g

    Thanks Spencer - much appreciated

    May 24, 2012

  • Karen S.

    Hi I live in Wellington city and I would be keen to catch a ride from the city or I can catch the train as I wasn't sure where the park was, I am new to Wellington

    May 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I also live in T Bay and can fit 3-4 people in my car to/from Porirua Railway station and Whitireia ark. Just let me know too

    May 24, 2012

  • Dave

    I actually live in Titahi Bay - I was intending to bike over the hill to whitireia park to where the event is held - but I am quite happy to provide a lift for people from Porirua train station if its required, just let me know what works best - happy to pick up and drop off.

    May 23, 2012

  • Caroline A.

    I will be taking my car from Brooklyn, not sure how much space I'll have as might bring some friends, but I'll find out. I'll also need to leave about 1pm, to get back in time for hockey in Newtown!

    May 23, 2012

  • Spencer

    OK I can take Sachi, Emily, Robyn and possibly one other at 9.30 from out the front of the railway station. Will go and count my seatbelts! It would be great if Rob and/or Margaret could meet a train in Porirua and pick up the others (Dave, Jenny, Caroline, Karen) unless there is another driver going. There is a 9.14 train gets in to Porirua at 9.35 or if that is too early a 9.44 gets in at 10.05 (which is a little bit late but I'm sure would also be OK)

    May 23, 2012

  • Sachi

    Hi all, if someone is going to drive from the city, can I come with you? If not I am happy to catch a train. Thanks.

    May 23, 2012

  • Rob G.

    Let me know if anyone needs a ride from Porirua station.

    May 22, 2012

  • robyn g

    Hi It is a couple of weeks away but I could do with a ride there too :)

    May 11, 2012

  • Spencer

    I'm happy to drive and can take 4 more people

    May 7, 2012

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