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 25 November, starting at 9:30. They are putting gravel around a boardwalk in the middle of the reserve so would love us to help take the gravel from the grassy area to the stream. There are other jobs too, such as weeding the karakas and trimming the path.
It finishes around 11:30 followed by coffee, delicious cake and BBQ lunch (all supplied.)
Meet up either at the end of Makererua St, Ngaio (off Heke St) at 9:30am or at Ngaio Railway Station. The train from Wellington Railway Station leaves at 9:02 and I can meet it. We can walk up the hill together - about a 7 minute walk.
Wear sturdy footwear in case you get to collect rocks from the stream. Bring secateurs if you have them. They could be useful for trimming vegetation.